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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
streve (101) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12oz bottle. The pour is a dark brown with virtually no head. Very dark for a pumpkin...odd. Aroma is spicy. Nutmeg, cloves and a dash a cinnamon. Pumpkin and caramel also. Mouth is full of spice up front. The finish is quite dry with note of pumpkin. A little malty. Medium body. Pretty potent, and rightfully so, at least for what I paid. Apparently its the first time FD did a pumpkin beer. Not a bad first offering.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarekM (10) - - 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 (5043) - 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 (3423) - 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 (396) - 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 (77) - 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 (1518) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (458) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 10, 2014
330ml bottle from drinkstore. Pours dark brown with thin dissipating head. Aroma is a hot whiskey - alcohol, caramel malts, cloves, spice, nutmeg. Flavour is caramel toffee sweet, bittering clove. Heavy body with abv managed well. Oil slick mouthful. Liquor feel. Low carbonation. Well balanced but I’m not a fan of the spicing.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (2925) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle 0,33: Drak brown with ruby glow colored brew firmly dry bitter taste, greats hints of spices (overdose) and caramel. Great beer for Halloween and this May month.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1006) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
Aroma of dark malts,caramel, pumpkin, and a shitload of spices (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, you name it). Flavour is malty and herbal sweetness. This really is a nicely balanced beer, I do not favour overly sweet or spiced brews, and this was just about right.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle, 23 Club, Liverpool. Awesome Steadman art as ever on the label. Poured a reddy brown colour with a middling tan head. Nose had notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and fruits. Sweet rather boozy flavour with more spice,pumpkin and malts. Not quite won over by this.


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