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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Big Brother version of our original fall seasonal. The Imperial is more robust and intense in flavor with a noticeably spirituous finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2130) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2011
From the 2011 series. It pours a deep dark brown with a foamy head that diminishes quicker than I expected although it leaves a fine ring. The aroma is exquisite with dark malts, smoke, and pumpkin spice. Extremely enticing. The body is about medium and quite smooth. The taste is bold with dark sweetened smoke, decent bitterness, and pumpkin spice. It ends sharp. This is very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (203) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Appearance- Deep black with a fluffy brown head. Moderate lasting head with little lacing. Aroma- Chocolate, pumpkin pie spices, caramel,roasted malts. Taste- Roasted malts and dark chocolate are the dominate flavors with background notes of pumpkin and spices. A very nice fall pumpkin beer for stout lovers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1684) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sampled at Julio’s during a beer tasting festival. Dark pour with a tan head. Pretty tasty though did not detect much pumpkin and was a tad sweeter than I usually like.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is of malts, some chocolate, and some roastiness. Flavor is pretty similar. Not really any pumpkin present. Leaves a roasty chocolate and nut finish. This is more of a brown ale than a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sampled at The Great Lost Bear - Pours a dark black/brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma contains the typical pumpkin spices, but little pumpkin. Some of the dark roasted malts... mild chocolate and coffee. Some of the pumpkin flavor appears in the tasting along with roasted malts, mild chocolate and hints of coffee. Plenty of spices to go along with all of that. Finish is lingering with mild chocolate, pumpkin spices and some bitterness... from some hops or the dark malts or even the spices. I liked this one...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (2682) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2011
A decent stout but I’m not getting much pumpkin. The aroma is malty and smoky with some booze. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. The flavor has the malt and smoke and a nice warming burn but where is the pumpkin?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (855) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Black pour. aroma is pumpkin and malt. flavor is pumpkin and nuts and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured near black with a light tan head. I got a lot of spice here, especially nutmeg. Some dark roasted malt, little bit of sweetness and pie crust.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4369) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Pumpkin and nutmeg aromas. Medium bodied with sweet chocolate upfront turning to pumpkin before the lasting spiced espresso finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Pumpkin pie and spicy aroma with some lightly roasted malts. The flavor is more roasty than the aroma, with lighter pumpkin pie spices and light chocolate. Good stuff.


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