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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Last fall our brewers were improvising a new beer in our 10-barrel kettle. We had some fresh pumpkin puree leftover from a recent brew of our UFO Pumpkin, so the brewers threw that in the kettle with a bit of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some roasted malts. It turned out to be delicious, so we thought we’d share it with everyone.

Half imperial stout, half pumpkin ale, with aromas of dried fruit, chocolate, and freshly baked pumpkin pie, this black full-bodied stout is ready to be enjoyed now or saved for a chilly fall evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nasmith003 (41) - Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark brown color, spicy aroma. Light malt and spice taste. Hop bitterness overwhelms and lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of nutmeg, molasses, chocolate, light pumpkin and cinnamon. Flavor was smooth & bozzy with molasses, roasted pumpkin, chocolate, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, burnt brown sugar hues, thin sudsy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Strong allspice nose, molasses, caramelized sugar to the point of almost being burnt, along with faint spruce tips or something similar.   Strong on the tongue, similar to the nose but a notch higher.   Very warming, certainly noticing the 10.5%.   Roasted malts are there, but hidden by the strong molasses and allspice.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   More of a spiced beer than a Stout, but at least this one is great for sipping on a cool autumn evening.   Strong and assertive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black-brown color with a medium sized foamy dark tan head. The aroma was spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, bread, molasses and almost fruitcake. The flavor was sweetish bread, fruitcake, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and molasses. Long spicy finish with lingering ginger, cinnamon and molasses. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (55) - - NOV 9, 2013
Deep rich stout with all the fall spices tossed into a pumpkin ale. Great for those cold autumn nights when a heavy brew is the answer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
bomber pours deep amber with ruby edges, quick tan head. lots of spice in the nose. taste begins with spicing, quick dull earth, leading to a flash of sweetness and light booze burn on the finish. dryness lingers on the palate long after the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
docsteigs (500) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Very nice aroma where the pumpkin half predominates. Taste is an interesting mix of stout and pumpkin. This is pleasant and memorably different. Finishes a little syrupy-sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4035) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
22oz bottle. Black pour, thin brown ring. Smells like the greatest pumpkin beer ever made. Realistic pumpkin pie aromas; nutmeg, clove, brown sugar & cinnamon, molasses with roasted malts, chocolate. Smells like a chocolate pumpkin pie. Big & bold, heavy, and strong. Overwhelming. Sweet squash, spicy cinnamon tingle, mouthfuls of chocolate stout. I have to honestly admit, I think I like this better than Pumking. We will have to see how it will compare to Warlock. Imperial Pumpkin Stout, for sure! (3862)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vinnygny (6) - Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2013 does not count
From the tap. Glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar was odd, but it added to the enjoyment. Tastes of chocolate and pumpkin pie ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, the seventh in our mini fest of Beers Of Fall. Deep deep mahogany, with a low brown head that doesn’t last long. Very sweet nose, lots of burnt sugar, all-spice, gourd. Sweet and hearty palate, very full bodied, lots of molasses, all-spice, nutmeg, roasty pumpkin. Whatever roasted malt there may be here, it takes a back seat to the pumpkin and sugars and spice. I really enjoyed this, but was greatful to share the bottle among friends, as it was quite sweet.

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