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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Stout brewed with artificial flavor.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - 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 (1878) - 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 (3740) - 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 (1992) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours near black with a 1 finger, creamy, tan head. Aroma is pumpkin, pie spice, vanilla, chocolate, light roast, plum, lactose and nice dark caramel. Flavor is pie spice, a little too much allspice or nutmeg, artificial vanilla, chocolate, light pumpkin, a hint of roast and a light medicinal bitterness. Palate is heavy in body with a creamy to oily feel throughout and an light carbonation. Nice beer overall, the aroma while seeming a bit artificial is very inviting, sort of reminds me of ST Pumking.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (357) - Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Pours black with slight amount of tan head. Im not getting much aroma. The pumpkin is kind of subtle. Mixed in with a pretty good malt profile, roast, Chocolate, coffee, and a tab bit of vanilla. Slightly creamy texture. Pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
12oz bottle from Johncyís Liquor Store in North Liberty, IA. 7.6%ABV according to the 4-pack. Pours a black body with a finger-width, frothy, dark brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices and a bigger vanilla up front with a nice chocolate malt backing, a touch of pumpkin, and a light roast. Flavor is heavy vanilla up front with a good amount of pumpkin pie spices coming in with some dark chocolate, brown sugar, a light roast, and a touch of pumpkin. Finishes clean, smooth, and mostly dry with lots of vanilla, chocolate, and a balanced roast and pumpkin pie spicing. Lengthy aftertaste following a full body and a somewhat creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is fairly vanilla forward, but there is a nice pumpkin pie spicing, chocolate, and light roast to balance. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with frothy tan - tinged head. Aroma is a mix of nutmeg, a lot of cinnamon, and vanilla and almond. Flavor is a mix of vanilla, brown sugar, nutmeg, clove cinnamon. Body is light and and surprisingly clean on the tongue. creamy mouthfeel that doesnít linger. light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Poured an opaque black color. The head was light brown and a few fingers high with decent retention. Smelled of potpourri with cinnamon, clove, cocoa, coconut, and vanilla notes. Medium bodied with moderate sweetness. The flavors followed the aromas. Didnít get any pumpkin. Reminded me somewhat of New Belgiumís Cocoa Mole without the chili burn. Not unpleasant. Unfortunately the pumpkin was drowned out by the other flavors/aromas without sharing in the spotlight in any way.


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