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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1227) - 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 (645) - 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 (2007) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
Wow. yum. This thing rocks. Has a great aroma of pumpkin and spices. Has a flavorful zesty pumpkiny flavor. Very well balanced compared to a lot of pumpkin ales. Im usually not a fan of non hoppy beers but this thing is so rich and yummy. Will drink again

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
THOUGHTS: Sort of like a chocolate pumpkin pie, but a better comparison might be to one of those spiced wafers in the the orange and black boxes. Either way it’s a great. Hid alcohol fairly well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was just about black in the glass with bright red highlights and a large, beige head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma contained light caramel and dark chocolate malts; moderate to heavy yeast; sweet and sour pumpkin; pie crust; spice cookies; and pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, slightly sour. moderate to heavily bitter and hot from from the spices. There was chocolate, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, spiced wagers, roasted malt, hints of alcohol, caramel malt, burnt caramel, lots of yeast, chocolate syrup, and both sweet and slightly sour pumpkin. the medium to full body was somewhat dry with a little heat and fairly fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly chalky and sort of metallic finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a small foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was malty and sweetish with notes of toffee, nutmeg and cocoa. The flavor was dry cocoa, nutmeg and cinnamon. Long dry and a bit rough finish of cocoa, nutmeg and cinnamon. Moderately full bodied. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
The appearance is a deep red/brown, light tan head. The aroma is pumpkin, spices, brown sugar. The flavor is like the aroma, but more chocolately. Reminiscent of a pumpkin stout. The finish is pumpkin pie spices. Medium in body. Good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is strong of pumpkin with some caramel malts. Flavor is also pretty strong of pumpkin. A slight hint of nutmeg and alcohol warming on the finish as well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1083) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
One if not the best pumpkin. Dark brown with tan head. Coriander, nutmeg, sweet malt, pine, mint and near perfect balance of pumpkin hits the nose andfollows through with the taste. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9107) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle @ Chad’s house via drsilverman. Thanks Christopher! Pours a hazy reddish orange, clear appearance with a tan head. Spicy, pumpkin bread, light squash, vanilla, cinnamon aroma. Chewy, light bubblegum, pumpkin/banana bread, big nutmeg, light cardamom flavor. Pretty tasty.


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