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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Very boozy. Pumpkin is not overwhelming, there is a light cocoa and vanilla taste. Dark brown/red. Clean mouth, but heavy booze taste. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (33) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bought this at a local grocery store. Fantastic! Pumpkin isn't overpowering. ABV is 9%. Dark and smooth. Just try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (3205) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet potato, pumpkin aromas. Malty, spices, pumpkin, slight booze flavors. I enjoyed flying Flying Dog’s other pumpkin, Gourd Standard, more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Dark brown pour, opaque, off whit head. Some pumokin spice, nutmeg, light toastd malt. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is root beer with vanilla and cinnamon at first. This is followed by sweet toffee with a sweet potato / pumpkin pie note a and mild coffee with an undertone of sugar. The beer appears slick, with a rich, glossy, dark black brown hue topped by a big, soft foam, beige head that has an above average retention and leaves decent lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter. The texture is chewy and slick with a foamy carbonation and a full body flavored with chocolate, and bread crust with an earthy, vegetal undertone. The finish is sticky but with a clean flavor of wood, smokey spice, and a light pumpkin puree, that fades, and is replaced with a chalky feel. The aftertaste is dry, slightly chalky and woody, lightly astringent, with bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and burnt bread crust that?s mildly lingering, and eventually leads to bitter clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (371) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Clear light brown pour with light tan head. Spiced pumpkin in aroma. Taste didn’t quite bring me to thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. While our did Skinner a balance of sweetness and spice, it does not evoke thoughts of pumpkin pie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours dark brown with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pie spices, caramel, sweet malts, coffee, lightly roasted malts, and some toffee. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some dark chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, long, slightly warming finish. Overall, tasty, complex pumpkin that hides its high abv very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (816) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Aroma: pumpkin, pumpkin spices, caramel, Appearance: clear dark amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, pumpkin and pumpkin spices Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
It pours dark brown with a brown head and plenty of lacing. It has aromas of pumpkin, allspice, spices, and hints of coffee and roasted malts. It has roasted malt and coffee flavors with pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. It has a moderately bitter coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma is vegetal, bread, grassy, earthy. Taste is medium bodied, med- carbonation, light spices, a bit of heat. Overall, better than most of this years pumpkin but still not great.

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