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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Flying Dog Wild Dog The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale ].
[ Courtesy of my European Secret Summer Santa 2015 ]. Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, pumpkin spices, sweet tobacco, allspices, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, spicy bitter, spices, pumpkin spices, roasted, perfume, flowers, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. IMO. way to spicy - perfumed for me .. small sips is okay but not a bottle or pint ;( [20150827]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40082) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
26th September 2013
Amsterdam. Bottle in my hotel room. Clear deep amber - red beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Light palate, a little soft. Mild minerally carbonation. Thin creamy malt. Good pumpkin, fruity and not too much added spice. Light dry finish. Mild bitter linger. Not bad but I am sure I have had better Imperial Pumpkins.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21164) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft. Clear maroon color, beige head. Aroma of burnt caramel on toast. Taste is roasted coffee grounds and light spice. Finally, a pumpkin beer that diesn’t taste like pumpkin pie!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from The Boulevard in San Diego. Dark almost black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty carMel and pimpling aroma, grassy, cinnamon notes, some chocolate. Malty chocolate flavor, pimpling, caramel, licorice, grapes, cinnamon, some cloce, quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17143) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury and drunk at home. Although I don’t seek out pumpkin beers, I do seek out Flying Dog beers as they were some of the first American beers we could get in the UK 10 years ago. So I’m always keen to try one. And some pumpkin beers do work. This one is black with a lasting tan head. Pumpkin spice aroma perhaps with a little roast and a little chocolate. Flavour is spice balanced by a sweetish chocolate. Hides the ABV well. Some sting on the finish. Otherwise it’s quite a pleasant balanced drinkable pumpkin spice beer. Fine

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16615) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch stark röstmalzig, fruchtig, Gewürze. Geschmack intensiv fruchtig, würzig, röstmalzig, wärmend, Kürbis.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown - almost black. Tan head. Nose/taste of clove, pumpkin, all spice, cocoa and caramel. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13967) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours coppery brown with a slight beige head. Aroma: The expected spice for pumpkin, but it is a bit different from the usual. Full bodied, or nearly. Flavor is a version of the typical pie spice, but it’s different. Woody? Herby? Something. And it’s flavor is oaky or woody? Certainly a strong flavor that includes pie spice, but is a deal more. I’d say this is one of the best "pumpkin" ales I’ve had. Not to be missed.


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