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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (397) - SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Lovely clear blood red colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fantastic, it smells like Christmas: cinnamon, spices, punpkin. Taste is sweet with a really astringent bitter aftertaste, bit weird. Thin oily texture, light carbonation. I really like some aspects of this beer, but I’m unsure about the whole package.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (824) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
330ml bottle, deep red pour with a lacing, sweet molasses and caramel malt, pumpkin with spice, cloves and star anise. Sweet to finish with an alcohol kick. A tasty brew for Halloween.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1618) - WALES - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle poured into tulip on halloween, watching Zombie Flesh Eaters. Murky dark brown with thin white head. Smell is very toned down - some port wine and christmas pudding. Body is medium to light with medium carbonation. Taste - initially strikes me as a standard American barley wine - caramel and dried fruits. Slightly smokey. Spearmint, liquorice, coffee. Alcohol well hidden. Overall, it’s a bit confused, but OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6401) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a deep but mostly clear brown with reddish amber highlights and an inch of khaki head that fades quickly. Aroma of pumpkin, toasted malts, earth, blended spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. The flavor has the same dose of spices along with leaves, earth, toasted malts and pumpkin, with a warming alcoholic finish. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and an earthy, spicy, eventually boozy mouthfeel. A little restrained where it could be more interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1400) - - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Cola color with a thick off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and some nuttiness. Taste is banana bread, spice and roasted malt. Faint vanilla note in the aftertaste. Smooth medium palate with appropriate carbonation. This is pretty damn good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2013
I haven’t tried to many pumpkin ales before but this one I had to pick up. Glad I did. Tasty, lots of pumpkin, sweet yet smooth, lots of body, alcohol very well masked. Tasty

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Possibly the best autumn seasonal I’ve tried. The pumpkin is sweet, but doesn’t taste overtly syrupy and sickly. Alongside the pumpkin that hits on the forefront, notes of ginger and nutmeg mingle with a mild wooden barrel sensation to create something surprisingly balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2500) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2013
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - toffee brown with a red hint and a very thin head. Nose - spicy rich sweet vegetal, like roasted pumpkin and cloves. Taste - more sweet rich and spiciness, definitely a sweet vegetable, confirmed they’ve used pumpkin for sure, Palate - rich in body, creamy in texture the finish is just a little cloying but it is a little big in alcohol though it is definitely big. Overall - I would do this same beer with Belgian yeast just to give it a zingy drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635 (855) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours medium brown with a thick, creamy head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and quite boozy. Rich, malty sweet flavor with some drying spiciness. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2013
Appearance: burgundy with a small brown head. Aroma: wonderful pumpkin spice and pie crust, pepper, dark fruit, smells wonderful. Flavour: pumpkin pie with a nice dash of booze, woody too with pie crust and raisins. Delicious.


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