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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juritsu (22) - - DEC 28, 2013
Surprisingly dark pour. Very small whiteish head. Rich yet subtle fruity aroma, couch sirup and dark red fruit. Subtle taste with strong aftertaste. Jagermeister at first followed by forest fruit. Strong bitter chocolate aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Pours a cola-black color. Offwhite head. Aroma of berries, cough syrup, red fruit. Taste is medicinal, like Jägermeister, high alcohol, then blackberries. Aftertaste is alcohol, dark chocolate. Surprising brew, enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radzik5555 (272) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Butelka 0.3l. Ciemne rubinowe, klarowne. Obfita jasnobeżowa piana, redukuje się do 2 mm kożucha, który pozostaje do końca piwa. Ładnie oblepia ścianki szkła. W aromacie dużo imbiru, goździków, może cynamon, ciemne owoce - głównie śliwki. Pachnie jak podpieczone powidła z goździkami. Wyczuwalne także trochę ciemnych słodów oraz rodzynki które pojawiły się dopiero w trakcie picia jak piwo lepiej się ogrzało. Pojawiła się do tego skórka od chleba i zrobiło się trochę porterowo - w dobrym tego słowa znaczeniu. W smaku dość słodkie, karmelowe, przyprawowe, może nawet pieczoną dynię da się wyczuć, do tego śliwki i goździki. Spora przyprawowo-chmielowo-alkoholowa goryczka. Alkohol wyczuwalny tylko na finiszu w goryczce oraz w rozgrzewanie w gardle co jak na 9% ABV niezły wyniki. Na pewno jest to najlepszy pumpkin ale jakie piłem. To piwo zdecydowanie ewoluuje w trakcie picia, z czasem akcenty z przyprawowych przesunęły się w stronę wyleżakowanego portera - skórka chleba, śliwki i rodzynki. Dynia raczej wyczuwalna na zasadzie sugestii ale piwo rewelacyjne - świetnie sprawdziłoby się w roli piwa świątecznego. To piwo opowiedziało historię smakiem, aromatem, teksturą, dźwiękiem , barwą i pianą. Zupełnie odpłynąłem w inny świat biorąc kilka pierwszych łyków. Aż nie chce się wracać do rzeczywistości. I na pewno nie jest to horror, tylko piękna, bogata, kolorowa baśń.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from IP trade with Colin split at Watfird tasting. Chestnut brown coloured pour, small light tan head. Aroma is twigs and pumpkin pie, nutmeg. Heavy on the spices, but still quite fresh.Flavour is big nuttym caramel toast pumpkin and some alcohol is present. Fullish body and highish carb. Bit heavy handed with a spices for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle at December Watford Tasting, thanks to Fergus. It pours darkest brown wit ha medium beige head. The nose is tangy, wood, pumpkin, sweet ketchup and mild acidity. The taste is toasty, earth, spice, cocoa, roasted malt, pumpkin pie and some alcohol. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit hot I suppose and not a whole lot going on. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (305) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
From a bottle, thanks Rick! Pours clear mahogany with tan head no lacing. Lots of pumpkin pie and spice in the aroma palate. Some toffee and hop bitterness with a boozy finish. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (310) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Very dark brown colour, complex nose,loads of pumpkin, but banana and sweet cloves too, pumpkin spice flavour disguises the abv, but it’s warming effect soon reminds you of its 9 percent. Not an everyday beer, but a great sip by the fire

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (267) - - DEC 5, 2013
red brown colour, with nice beige head. aroma is sugarcane, barley, cinemon, almost scotch ale like. taste is deep and dark, sugar, cinemon, barley, pumpkin, bitter coming from spices. medium to full body, medium carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aethien (28) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
No head but a gorgeous deep ruby colour, loads of spices in the nose, there’s a sort of sharp edge to the taste that I’m not a big fan of but other than that it delivers everything I expected. Tasty but not mindblowing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Dark brown pour with a 1cm creamy head. High carbonation keeps it in place. Smells like those Christmas biscuits you get at the German market. Clove, cinnamon, ginger. Some roasted pumpkin coming through too, in a burnt sugar way. Taste has a roasted spice bitterness and dark sugar sweet. Sweet like candy. Burnt flavours develop as it warms up. Medium body and just a touch cloying. Sweet finish. One of the better pumpkin beers.


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