fishonmyplane (274) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich, malty, sweet. Itís basically a pumpkin doublebock IMO. Moderate pumpkin flavor with the usual spices, plus some caramel, a little butterscotch, and plenty of alcohol. Warming, which makes me wish it wasnít 86 degree today in early October in Connecticut (damn global warming!). Anyway, itís pretty good, one of the better pumpkin beers Iíve had actually. Not gimmicky, just a nice strong beer with some pumpkin.
ROBC3366 (196) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This imperial pumpkin is a middle of the road as far as taste. Finishes a lil sour and doesnt taste very much like pumkin
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mtdewa1 (180) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutmeg and pumpkin. Brown pour, medium head. Taste is pumpkin slight nutmeg and maybe ginger. Smooth. Good pumpkin beer overall.
sitzds (132) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bomber. Dark copper color with good streaking from an initially thin head. Roasted malt and pie spice aromas with a bubblegum note from the yeast, perhaps. Full, rich flavors. Medium sweetness with all the spices.
Stampion (126) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Puts dark amber and cloudy. The pumpkin and spice are their bit not overpowering. Nicely done.
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PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber pour, medium off white head, notes of molasses, cinnamon, butter on the nose... full bodied, creamy mouthfeel.. malt forward, pumpkin, some spice on the tongue... slight tart and bitter finish... nice fall beer
TheLevi4000 (45) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical pumpkin beer everything, smell, taste, aroma. The thing that brings it down, is the after taste. Bitter for no reason. Why?
jamesewelch (35) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet/spicy aroma with some malt and caramel. Orange/amber appearance with hazy liquid and a minimal tan head. A sweet taste with some maltiness with nutmeg and other seasonal spices. Medium body.
Overall, Iíve been looking for a good pumpkin/season beer for a while, so Iím picking up the local beers. This one tastes more like a normal malty ale with a sprinkle of nutmeg and other spices. Without the spices, it would taste like a normal ale and I was looking for something a bit more pumpkiny.
deathserv (13) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle picked up at Astoria Bier & Cheese in Queens. Limited run "Brush and Barrel" bottle that features a piece of local Vermont art on it. Very nice packaging. I believe that this is the same as the standard Imperial Pumpkin, however (someone please PM me if I am incorrect).
Opaque, orangey-brown hue reminiscent of a dried apricot. Attractive, roughly 1 cm orangey head that mostly dissipated after a few seconds. Aroma was the most underwhelming part of the beer - generally inoffensive but nothing special, faint fruit aroma and less spice than I was expecting. Very nice sweet, caramel and spice flavor that tastes lower in ABV than the advertised 8%.
kevhig (5) - reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured from 22oz bottle into standard pint glass. dark amber with moderate off white head that fades quickly. the never ending stream of swiftly rising bubbles indicate a lively carbonation. smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, and faint pumpkin. tastes sweet, slightly cloying, you can catch the pumpkin and spice, nice kind of dry mouthfeel that leaves you thirsty for more. very decent pumpkin ale that does not overdo the spice