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RATINGS: 200   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.


Jow's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2200) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Tap at Stagshead. Pours dark brown with one finger head and delightful pumpkin pie nose. Tastes of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin, coffee, chocolate, earth, and vanilla. Rich and full mouthfeel. Just bitter enough to cut through richness, delightful


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AGRWOOD (5) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Great Grog Bottle Shop. Pours a dark pour. Pumpkin spice very present on the nose. Very spiced taste. Strong pumpkin spice, cardamon and cinnamon. Roasted malts underneath. Feels very warming, although the pumpkin spice is quite attritional for my liking

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (518) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Murky dark brown with little head. Pumpkin spice aroma. Pumpkin and cinnamon flavor. Can taste it is stronger. Good pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Pumpkin pie spices dominate the flavor and aroma. Nice looking too. Very warming on the throat. Quite a bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (770) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
More than solid pumpkin bear. 9% really sneaks up on you, but contains the right amount spices. Glood mix of flavor, but still drinkable, kind of dangerous. Similar to weyerbacher.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eberndt (185) - - OCT 12, 2014
From goblet. Color is dark and opaque with a light caramel head. Aroma is spicy and slightly alcoholic. Plenty of spice flavor and a little hint of clove with a big malt backbone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (554) - - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle, thanks Russ! Spice dominant aroma with clove, nutmeg and cinnamon as well as a bit of pumpkin. Pours dark brown with one finger of tan head with excellent retention and no lacing. Roasted malt flavor with notes of pumpkin to start. Finishes smooth with the aforementioned spices lingering on the palate. Nice pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. Murky dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, roasted pumpkins, pumpkin pie and spices. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie spices, caramel, toasted dark bread and candy notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, chocolate notes, caramel, pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spices. Tasty!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (561) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown. Cinnamon, clove, and brown sugar aroma. The taste adds booze, pumpkin, and autumn spices. The body is thin but, the taste is rich with the 9% kicking in on the finish. Overall, a great big pumpkin brew that warms you up with a lot of flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (92) - - 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 (13) - somerville, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
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.


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