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RATINGS: 189   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3186) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1600) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Aroma is pumpkin and cinnamon. Pal or is pumpkins. Medium bodied. Good blend of hops and spice. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2597) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
20 nov 2013, tap. Black with thin, frothy head. Nose is pumpkin but not too much spice, maybe some ginger ale, definitely sweet. Thin body, creamy and fizzy. Really tastes of a combination of pumpkin and ginger ale, with some roasted malt notes. It's a dark ale, not a stout, which I like. Pumpkin has a chance to shine through the burnt flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours out brownish with a small off white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, well balanced sweet/spice of pumpkin, cinnamon and some clove. Taste is full bodied, caramel, light earthy notes, pumpkin spices, clove, cinnamon and a light boozy heat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4647) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
35cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, lots of spices, cinnamon, mace, clove, nutmeg, dark fruits, liquorice. Flavour has the same qualities, but is less spicy and more malt-forward, some liquorice in the bittersweet finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8381) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle from BOE, split with JF at the pre 5K tasting, 12/11/13. Almost clear mahgony brown with a big old beige head. Nose is dark toffee, light booze, pumpkin pie, orange peel, woody, light medicinals, nutmeg. Taste comprises mashed pumpkin, dark toffee, light spice, clove. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the finish. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tasted - solid enough fayre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31109) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to amber with a small off white head. Aroma is caramelish, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced. Sweet. Caramelish and nutmeg. Cinnamon and cardemomme. Medium spiced and slight sweet impression.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quend0 (10) - - NOV 9, 2013
Clear, dark brown colour, like strong black tea. Only a light head, very light brown. Spicy and sweet aroma. Licorice. Tastes sweet at first, caramel, then a long bitterness and warming sensation from the alcohol. And pumpkin :P Light carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (562) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 spices, pumpkin, hops, little woody; dark ruby, hazy, medium long-lasting off-white/beige foam; medium(+) bitterness, medium sweetness; medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish; Overall: very nice beer, strong yet drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atrox (155) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Aroma of spices, cinnamon, cloves. Like in Christmas beers. Sweet, caramel, malty taste with some spices and alcohol finish.


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