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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - 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 (32298) - 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 (664) - 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 (205) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Aroma of spices, cinnamon, cloves. Like in Christmas beers. Sweet, caramel, malty taste with some spices and alcohol finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (405) - 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 (974) - 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 (2061) - 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 (6843) - 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 (1636) - - 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.


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