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RATINGS: 192   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.


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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (120) - - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Very tasty, sweet beer. Like a dessert drink. Subdued hop flavors, finish distinctly pumpkin, lingering sweetness. Sugar hides the high ABV. Would definitely buy again.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (89) - - SEP 11, 2014
Sweet and a little dark. Spices come through but not as much pumpkin. The sweetness works well with the complexity. A little roastiness, maybe chocolate malt. Dark color, maybe a little red or orange. Nice fall warmer. Something about the aroma I don’t like as much.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spokeydonkey (9) - somerville, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
Cinnamon, ginger, cloves in the aroma. Dark, rich malts in the flavor, and a nice, heavy body. The spices come back along with a molasses-like maltiness and strong hop bitterness that lingers. This is a big, sweet beer, but the hops balance it out. Definitely not a light, easy drinker, but a nice sipping beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pkomar (44) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Nice aroma full of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, also a bit of pumpkin in the background), sweet, malty in the background. Aroma is very rich and intense. Pours darkbrown with medium sized, very nice looking, creamy head, that slowly disappears leaving a nice ring. Taste is sweet with medium bitterness. Spices are felt even better in taste. Medium body, medium carbonation. Alcohol warming throat nicely. To sum up: if you have a chance - get this one, one of my favourite beers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1174) - - AUG 22, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-15-13- Served on tap in a snifter Appearance- Served a deep orange-brown color with a thin cream colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a whole lot of nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell-The aroma is on the more roasted and dry side overall. It is heaviest of a roasted malt and light roasted pumpkin smell. The nose has notes of a nutty nature as well as some spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste – The taste follows the nose of the brew very well. It begins heavy with a roasted malt and roasted pumpkin flavor. There is a light only a light level of sweetness upfront, but as the taste advances some sweeter brown sugar and caramel flavors come to the tongue. Initially in the taste there are some light nutty flavors which dwindle as the sweet flavors come to the tongue. Spices come to the taste more at the end as well. Nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon mix with the sweeter flavors and the roasted malt and pumpkin well to produce a rather balanced pumpkin flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The creaminess is quite nice for the pumpkin and roasted flavors of the beer while the carbonation suits the spice and sweeter tastes that come to the tongue at the end. Overall – A rather nice roasty at first and sweeter and balanced pumpkin flavor in this one. A good example of an imperial pumpkin brew and one to try if you have the chance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarekM (11) - - AUG 17, 2014
Po otwarciu piękny aromat przyprawowy gożdzikowo-cynamonowy. Piwo lekko przyprawowe w smaku, lekko słodkie, goryczka delikatna, goryczka niewielka, generalnie aksamitne. Pomimo mocy 9%, alkoholu nie czuć, podsumowując piwo niezłe, jak w każdym pumpkin ale dynia na granicy autosugestii.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5118) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Bottled, no idea where I got it from, cant find a BB date either, served in a shaker. Brown color, medium light brown head. Aroma is quite spicy, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, slight fruity, bit chocolate, some caramel. Quite dry in taste, bit sweet, slight fruity bitterness. Licorice comes forward more in flavor. Its quite spiced up, but just on the edge of balance with a decent amount of caramel and roasted malts to back it up. I quite like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3466) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thin tan head. Mild but really well done pumpkin pie spice aroma. Not too sweet. Flavor is very similar. Light cinnamon and nutmeg with a nice pumpkin backbone and a slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobroman (405) - Torun, POLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Intensive aroma of spices together with chocolate and rum. Medium head disappearing to thin layer with decent lacing. Clear burgundy body. Complex taste of spices combined with intensive bitter chocolate. Very pleasant bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
I defo should’ve had this in autumn. Quite comforting. pumpkin spice flavour is pretty strong. Fascinating beer. You know, if you want to eat ice cream and drink beer at the same time, this is the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1575) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
rood/bruin helder met kaki kraag. aroma is zwaar zoetig, snoepjes achtig, pompoen en kruiden. smaken zijn enorm sterk kruidig op een pompoenbasis, die ook nog eens versterkt wordt door BBQ pompoen, behoorlijk alcoholisch, rozijn en toffee, peper, kaneel en kardemom. medium body, romig en glad, normale co2, afdronk kruidig en zoetig. mwah


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