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RATINGS: 222   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Whoa, surprise. I liked this one. Dark malts, sweet pumpkin meat, some hints at pie crust, and of course spice, but not in a dominant way. Spice was balanced both in terms of the spices used and the amount. If not for the high price, I might even consider a sixer of this once a year.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
25.10.2014. Dark brown. Aroma and flavour are spiced, pumpkin, too alcoholic. I am also not a fan of pumpkin beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (544) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
cloves and nutmeg aroma from a cola like body with a frothy white head, very smooth with the nutmeg and cloves and a nice sweetness, different and nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14508) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Way too much nutmeg for me here, tasted light bitter spices, I am no pumpkin lover

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, aroma and taste of sweet toffee malt, light pumpkin, soft spices.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Strong pumpkin aroma. Dirty copper color with an off-white head. Dry in flavor; spiced pumpkin flavor...really a strong pumpkin beer. Notes: GABF ’13

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (502) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle sample at tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear deep brown with small beige head. Very spicy and sweet aroma, clove, ripe fruits (banana, peach), brandy, syrupy, coriander and apple pie. Very rich and sweet flavor, very spicy, clove, syrupy, black pepper, cinnamon, some bitterness, earthy, some wood notes, toffee, tart, apple pie, sweet and spicy sticky finish. Light carbonation, medium to full-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1367) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours dark mud brown with light ran head. Spicy warming pumpkin ale. Easy drinking. Very good

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1068) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear light brown color, small of white head. Strong malt and nutmeg aroma. Medium body with a strong bitter pumpkin flavor and a mild bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2878) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 Tap at the Rake, deep dark red-black with a thin head and aromas of pumpkin pie and toasted caramel. Palate is initially toasty-dry, with an interesting juxtaposition of sweet caramel, vegetal bitterness and a burnt-bitter edge.


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