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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Big Brother version of our original fall seasonal. The Imperial is more robust and intense in flavor with a noticeably spirituous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a motor-oil crimson, with a finger or two of mocha head. Smells of sugary caramel and richly malted barley, with nutty pumpkin muffin and cream frosting. The taste starts rich with sugary malts, a hint of spice, pecan, creamy coffee and full pumpkin flavor. Finishes with a welcoming presence of booze, and the slight bitterness of hops and roasted malts - slightly medicinal. In my personal opinion, this pumpkin beer reigns supreme within its genre, with great balance, imposing uniqueness, and savory character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1642) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 Bomber. I enjoyed this as it was more pumpkin and kept the cloves and spices subdued. Dark brown, tall tan head, full body... good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at the Blind Tiger NYC, poured into a tulip glass. Opaque black color with no head. Aromas of roasted coffee, toasted bread and faint pumpkin notes. Dark chocolate flavor, espresso, mellow pumpkin, low-med bitterness. Med-full body, slightly over carbonated. Interesting but hard to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Nice dark brown pour with a rich tan head. The spices are very pleasant, lots of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, mace, pumpkin, chocolate,roast. Really a well done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a cola color with minimal tan head and no lacing. Aroma is predominantly pumpkin spice with a maltiness. Taste is similar but perfectly balanced. Pumpkiness up front followed by the stout malt backbone. Really liked this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10360) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Thanks Steve. Pours a dark brown appearance with fizzy brown head. Spicy, a touch tart, mild pumpkin, light vanilla, chocolate aroma. Somewhat chewy, caramel, mild chocolate, caramel, a touch fruity, mild spicy flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3152) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep black/brown color with a frothy tan head. Aroma was roasty with faint pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and coffee. Smooth flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, coffee, nutmeg and some light smoke with a lightly dry finish. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1505) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from perfect Pour. Cola color and nice ead. A bit of a light stout but pleasant and the pumpkin and spices are subtile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Draft at blind tiger with Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with no head. Aroma is spice, light cinnamon, faint ready malt and cigar. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of smoky cigar, light spice, nutmeg and light roasted chocolate malts. Very easy drinking for 11%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5161) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2012
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, roasted and chocolate malts, and some floral hops. Flavor has a nice blend of pumpkin and spices with the roasted malts. Smooth texture. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.

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