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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Stout brewed with artificial flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (5568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
12oz bottle. Well this is a unique one. Syrupy, oily chocolate syrup and a candy pumpkin sugariness. Remember those orange pumpkin candies? This tastes like they dumped those in the boil. Sweet and not really that refined of a venture, like a sub par Southern Tier offering. Too imperial.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (5559) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottled. Black and it starts with a nice head. Low carbonation. Lightly roast flavor and some vegetable character. Grain and some alcohol. It isnít very good, thin palate. "Stout brewed with artificial flavor?" I canít believe that is the best they could do.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Muddy Waters. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. This smells and tastes artificial - some spice and pumpkin, but artificially sweet. Pretty weak effort.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mard (5) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
Disappointment; bready cinnamon, banana and some sort of wild tartness; overwhelm the palate before the very smooth mouthfeel can even be enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12 oz bottle. This effort had its ups and downs. Certain sips I wanted to love it, but other times, it just didnít quite fit. The pumpkin fruitiness comes across as almost candy-like and distracts from the overall product. The is foremost about the cocoa, dark roasted malts, and hazy caramel cookie. Then some sweet pumpkin, sugar, and candy corn come into play. Pour has minimal white head, an oily body, and deep brown-burnt orange in color. Flavor is slightly lighter than expected, richly sweet and without enough bitter to balance. Candy malts, caramel, cocoa, roasted grains, and cherries predominate. Some herb and earth. Finishes sweet and sugary, but with some light herb. This has its interesting/unique moments for sure, but maybe isnít quite the complete package.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Has some butterscotch and nutmeg scents, almost like egg nog. Taste is really weird, almost like a cherry candy or watermelon jolly rancher, pretty bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2673) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pumpkin, vanilla and chocolate malt all moshing together. Its a little on the sweet side (which I like) and also pretty boozy in the finish (which I also like). I would be happy to have this again, but Iím wondering why the need for íartificial flavorsí? I guess I canít talk too much smack since Iíve never brewed a pumpkin beer, but I imagine someone just dropping in some pumpkin and vanilla extract from the grocery store and calling it good.... Iím sure this is easier than the real deal, but I have to think the real deal would be better.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Pottle recommended to me by the beer warden. Deep, dark brown with a small khaki head. Rich chocolate and roast coffee aroma with some pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon in the background. Pretty damn nice. The flavor doesnít do as much for me. Taste is pumpkin muffins and chocolate. It doesnít come together for me. Itís a bit sweeter than I care for, but it is still pretty enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3953) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Although one can pick up a bit of the spice as it warms, there is very little pumpkin and the larger character from the addition of whatever they put into this besides the basic imperial stout is to produce an oddly fruity, grab-bag floral quality. Not for me. The Impy is fine enough, but the carbonation prevents this from taking on a very rich palate. Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown black and somewhat oily and shows a tight khaki mocha looking head that fades to a wispy film and creamy collar. Aroma is strange and I canít tell if its good or bad I get a crazy aromatic scent, but I am guessing its pumpkin and roasted chocolate malt. Taste is again a crazy mix of aromatic pumpkin and chocolate coffee and some faint nutmeg cinnamon in the finish. Palate is full and slick with a chalky dry finish. I have to say this is very interesting and it is worth a pick up of a single bottle.


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