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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Why is there only one time of year – as goblins, ghouls, and ghosts frolic on front lawns – when we embrace THE FEAR? At all other times, THE FEAR dominates us, controls us, and prevents us from greatness. What is there to THE FEAR? Disagreement? Criticism? Humiliation? Whatever THE FEAR is that consumes you, embrace it, along with this Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Only then will the true artist in you rise up.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle shared as road soda. Drank from bottle so no comments on appearance. Aroma of massive pumpkin, vegetal, cinnamon. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4600) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from the Beer Koning, Amsterdam. The aroma is rich malty and with a hint of pumpkin. The flavour is weak bitter with a resin, fruit, pumpkin and somewhat medicinal palate. Not a favourite. Maybe pumpkin lovers will buy a case, otherwise we tickers will tick.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxsgrl98 (20) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Dark nut brown in color, like a deep caramel. Soft bitter taste with hints of coffee and pumpkin. NOT like a sweet pumpkin latte of that's what you're thinking!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish ruby color with a small head. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. Taste is cinnamon with nutmeg, allspice and clove... and rather sweet. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a short sweet ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1413) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours a dark orange brown with a tan head and aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste is roasty, of spices, with cinnamon, malt, cloves, brown sugar, and pumpkin leading to a long, spice finish. Nice fall brew, not overwhelming while strong flavored

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeDHomebrew (1) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2013 does not count
Overall good imperial pumpkin, maybe needed a little more pumpkin spices for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dliberto (172) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Drank from bottle 8/16 Reminds me of an American strong ale with pumpkins spices. The pumpkin aroma of the beer is faint. Also smells of vanilla and allspice present. Tastes like a strong ale with little pumpkin, vanilla, bourbon, and some nuts. Overall good beer. I enjoyed how the pumpkin did not overkill this beer. And coming in at 9% strong to boot. Good everyday pumpkin beer for the fall

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Price sticker not on the bottle and the receipt is gone, but I think it was around $2.10 for the 12 oz single. Pours reddish brown with an inch of beige head. Smells of deep pie spices: nutmeg, cinnamon... maybe some crust. Very sweet alcohol with some pumpkin spice, definite crust, and strong lingering alcohol flavor. Almost medicinal finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (651) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle. 8/13/13. Pours dark brown with a thick, but fast to fade off-white head. Aroma is richer than some other pumpkin ales; pumpkin, cinnamon, spices, molasses, cloves, vanilla, wood. Taste is big; alcohol, vanilla, hint of bourbon, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, roast malt, all spice; finish is very clean and crisp, pumpkins and bitter fruit skin. Surprisingly, not a lot of lacing. Medium-low carbonation. Chewy, coating mouth feel. This is pretty good. This is a pumpkin ale that will kick your ass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draft at Mudville 9 nyc. Muddy dark brown red color. Foamy consistency of a nitro. Very sweet and chocolatey with that pumpkin herbal spice taste. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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