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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Important: let this beer warm to at least 50° before enjoying. This beer is black with some ruby highlights. The nose is full of pumpkin pie spices and some alcohol. There are notes of nutmeg, caraway and vanilla. The taste starts with chocolate malt with a hint of spice and rolls into a warm spicy alcohol taste which has the effect of creating the balance that usually comes from the hop bitter. There is some hop bitter on the finish, but not much. Overall, this beer finishes relatively dry for such a big beer. As it warms, the spices move forward in the taste and the chocolate moves to the finish. The pumpkin provides a pleasant undertone and a nice mouthfeel. The spices will probably fade some over time; they mellowed considerably while still in the fermenter.

Originally brewed as Divine Reserve #9.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (398) - - DEC 3, 2013
Pumpkin, spice, sweet veggie aroma. Pours an almost black mahogany with a thin quickly fading dark brown head. Boozy, spicy, smooth. Dry very slightly bitter finish. This is a really nice beer.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Black pour, no head. Aromas of piles of autumn spices. Crusty pie. Taste is sweet pumpkin and spices. Finishes sweet with a lingering spice finish. Not my thing. High boost though.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - NOV 28, 2013
Appearance - pours black. Not jet black. Aroma - pronounced cinnamon. Very forward smelling. Mouth - silky and low carb. Mild flavor. Taste - nice smooth pumpkin with cinnamon and spice. Best pumpkin to date. Silky. Not even close to compare other pumpkins to this in my opinion. Balanced flavor. Tastes more like pumpkin and less like a beer with pumpkin added if that makes sense. Overall - excellent seasonal. Not a session but one bomber split is good. I like this.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (207) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
go pumkinator,,,,,, smooth , strong , [HIC] , toast, roasty, caramel, resin, herbs, spruce, spicy, good motor oil 10w- 40 w/ spices, leather, earthy, alcohol, butterscotch, cough drop, licorice, ginger, clove, soy sauce, vanilla, raisin, red, black, tan foam, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, slick feel, thick feel, lively, fizzy, long finish, spicy-good, JUST THINK BEER - EGG NOG!!!!!!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Cinnamon and spice aromas. Flavor is pumpkin chocolate and cinnamon.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2012 Pours light black, three finger tan head. Smell faded pumpkin spice and a bit of roast Taste creamy, bit of vanilla and pumpkin spices, bit bitter, light coco roast Lighter bodied for an imperial stout Decent, probably better fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
22 oz bottle shared at Fear Tuesday Tasting (Downers Grove, IL). Pours a deep brownish hue, deep and dark middle with touches of brownish carmelized malt hues. Some frothy tannish head dies to a small ring. Small and mellow lacing. Aromas are richly spicy, pumpkin and cinnamon, gentle carmelized malt. Gentle cocoa, firm cinnamon really grows, assertive with mellow ginger, touches of toast and caramel. Initial is medium bodied, a rich assertive cinnamon and piespice element. Graham cracker, ginger, cinnamon and gentle brown sugar. Dry and spicy, a smaller body is a bit spritzy. Middle is a touch bready and carmelized, firm spiciness keeps going. Backend is dry, spicy, and a bit carmelized, biscuity and lingering brown sugar. And mellow sweetness. Quite dry and spicy as we round the corner, touches of ginger and toast. Solid, but overly spiced and a bit messy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark brown, with a red tinge, close to black with a foamy brown head that lasts around the edges. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, nutmeg, and light vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel, malt, chocolate, and vanilla with light coffee, nutmeg and pumpkin. Medium to full body, warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1343) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some perfumey pumpkin spice and some vegetal pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts with a lot of pumpkin spicing (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and some dark fruit, molasses and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice imperial pumpkin porter/stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Pumpkin Pie T: Pumpkins, Yam, Allspice M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Spicy Overall, a decent pumpkin beer but with a killer straight up pumpkin pie nose.


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