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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1993) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
On tap. Great beer, very tasty. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet, with long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Black, with a thin head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3000) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours thick unclear black with bright beige tan reddish head. The aroma brings pumpkins, subtle spices, and warm roasty malt pumpkin pie. Flavor brings toasty pumpkin malts and some pumpkin and vanilla spice with a smooth body, especially for the ABV.

   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3575) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On draught at the brewpub back in January. Arrived black with a light brown head. Very pleasant aroma of pumpkin, spices, roasted malt, and molasses. The flavor is even more enchanting than the aroma with ample pumpkin, spices, roasted malt, molasses, and vanilla. My favorite beer of the day at the brewery!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cimbasso (484) - - NOV 7, 2015
Sampled from the bottle in Göteborg, Sweden. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Spicy and roasted aromas. Very full taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, liquorice and molasses. Hints of vanilla also. Very creamy texture. This is a really tasty, well-balanced beer. Highly enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bomber courtesy of sloth. Thanks, Bert! Pours dark brown with a slightly lighter brown head. Smells of pumpkin spice, caramel, molasses, some cocoa. Tastes of chocolate, pumpkin pie, earthy, peppery, molasses, ginger, some metallic hints as the beer warms. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
gigantic thanks to tarheels for this awesome beer! 2010 vintage. pours black with a spongey brown head that seems to have tints of grey. big roasty pumpkin aroma, mildly spices. both the aroma and the taste are very earthy and warming, very comforting and nice. a very warming body, warms the belly for sure. must be at least 10%. great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
This is really good.. perfect blend of pumpkin pie spices and roasty chocolate stout. Chewy foamy body. Excellent brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2704) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - 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.

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