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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Rich amber color with aroma of sweet pumpkin pie and savory spices with hints of sweet malt. A chewy mouthfeel that you can sink your teeth into. Rich and creamy with pumpkin up front then sweet malt flavors, pie crust graininess, spice, hints of brown sugar and a clean finish.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcnealc31 (248) - Elida, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Pours darker than a lot of pumpkin beers. More brown than orange. Amazing aroma. Loads of warm spices and some pumpkin, too. The complexity is evident from the first sip. Using 8 malts and 7 spices and other flavorings, the balance is phenomenal. All the familiar pumpkin pie spices plus, guess what, pumpkin (which is lacking in many other pumpkin beers). Completely hidden 9% ABV. Top tier pumpkin beer. No doubt about it!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thewarlock (3) - - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
Great pumpkin upfront pumpkin taste followed with the spices. One of my favorites so far this year. ---thewarlock

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Pint at Fat Headís on 10/7/11. Clear copper pour with a medium tan head. Sweet malt nose with ginger and cinnamon notes. Cinnamon flavor up front giving way to sweetness and caramel malt before some ginger character leading to a semi-sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Aroma: Warm, spicy aromas--thick and sweet. Appearance: Cloudy dark amber with thin head. Taste: Medium bitterness with spicy sweetness at the edges. Palate: Full body, lively carbonation, spicy finish, slick texture Overall: The hops overwhelm the pumpkin. This is a solid, well developed beer, but not a mind-blower.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The Beer has a great brown, reddish hue to it. It passes no light though it, has a decent one finger head, and some lacing on the glass. The smell comes off with a decent blend pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of sweetness, almost molasses or brown sugar. The taste is very similar with the great blend of pumpkin and cinnamon with a nutmge finish, some sweetness to round it out. The mouthfeel leaves a decent carbonation, somewhat dry from the spiciness of the beer. Overall, a great Imperial Pumpkin Ale with some kick and spice galore.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a hazy copper color with an off-white head. A really nice pumpkin spice aroma with some nutmeg and cinnamon not overwhelming though. Flavor doesnít really taste like an imperial pumkin. Itsí definitely got those nice sweet malt flavors, some pumpkin spices. Very smooth sweet pumpkin spices on the back end. Mouthfeel is mellow carbonation is average. Overall this is a solid awesome pumpkin beer but not quite an imperial. It hides the alcohol really well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Draft at Great Taste. Pours a deep orangey brown with a sticky offwhite head that lasts. The nose is great. Pumpkins spice, true pumpkin pie, caramel & cream chees frosting. On taste, big and rich, excellent spicing that is balanced by a strong caramelly sweetness that persists. There may be some fruity sweet potatoe type notes as well that work great. This is what I expect out of a good pumpkin beer. Spot on.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
GTMW 25. Poured hazy dark pumpkin color with a large off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin pie and sweet cream aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Heavy pumpkin, spice and brown sugar flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of modeaate to long duration. Standout seasonal beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head that sticks around a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar and a bit of vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good pumpkin ale, itís one of the better ones Iíve had. Definitely worth a try. $10.99 a 4-pack.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Sweet aroma of pumkin and hint of vanilla. Boozy taste, hints of brown sugar. Imperial pumpkin for sure. Good stuff for sure.


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