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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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.


Jow's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3446) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark cola color with a massive foamy light tan head. Full bodied. Thick rich and creamy with some nice fall spice flavors. Very enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darwenus (885) - Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2016
This is what I think of as a traditional pumpkin beer ... by which I mean I don’t like it very much. This beer pours dark brown with orange highlights along the bottom and sides of the glass. The head is average, and the aroma is rich and sweet. There’s some brown sugar, ginger, cloves, the usual pumpkin beer notes. The flavor isn’t bad up front, with all of that spice being the dominant character, but the finish is awful. The alcohol is noticeable and medicinal, like cough syrup or NyQuil, and the closing quality is fishy. Literally fishy, like water that’s had frozen fish thawing in it. I will not have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Dark brown body with slight, fast-receding head. Nose is floral, pumpkin, ginger. Taste is malty, sweet, pumpkins for sure with a strong alcy taste. Warming finish. Pretty good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Alcohol, spiced pumpkin, Nice Pumpkin Ale, quite strong ABV for little added complexity. Bottle from Wine Rack, Henley-on-Thames.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy foam. Aroma: sweet spices, cinnamon, honey, sweet pumpkin pie, wine and malt. Taste: sweet, cinnamon, caramel, spices, wine and white port, slightly burning.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewtalita (237) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
Dark brown, lingering head. Aroma gingerbread spice - a ton of it. If its your thing, you can proceed :) Also some vermouth and cloves. Palate medium, low carbonation. Taste is liquid ginger dough, liquory. Port wine finish. Nice one, albeit one can be too many. This beer is made to be shared :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (593) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Aroma spicy, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread, caramel, Pumpkin, nutmeg. Taste quite the same, warming alcohol. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2102) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Draught @ Headkeeper: In a tulip glass. This one pours a dark, opaque reddish-brown. There was a thin tan head that left some lacing. Lots of malts to the nose, along with some pumpkin pie spices. The taste is very good. Lots of malts, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. Some slickness in the mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2016
Aroma is pumpkin, spices and medium sweetness. The flavor is spices/cinnamon, malts, slight pumpkin, slight sweetness and a mix of sour and coarse heat in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (974) - Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2016
An above average pumpkin ale, though I thought it to be a bit on the sweet side.


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