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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2817) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2579) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5001) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10321) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32943) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (677) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atrox (232) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Aroma of spices, cinnamon, cloves. Like in Christmas beers. Sweet, caramel, malty taste with some spices and alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (412) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1026) - 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.

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