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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Aries is the 3rd installment in the latest round of Brewer’s Select series beers. It’s a blend of our Old Heathen Imperial Stout and our Imperial Pumkin Ale.

Known around the brewey as "Black & Orange," the mix is generally credited to our sales representative, Mike Lubieski, as a way of supporting the Philadelphia Flyers, his favorite hockey team.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft... This beer rocks!... Pitch black pour with a small, creamy, cappuccino head that doesn’t dissipate. Smells like a blend of pumpkin meat, roasted chocolate, black malts and mild winter spice. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with feather-soft carbonation. The flavor is a semi-sweet, rich blend of roasted malts, graham and pumpkin. Deeply roasted, mineral finish. World class beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1658) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours dark brown, almost reddish with a thin brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, pumpkin and spice. Taste is bitter with a touch of sweetness, the spices come through nicely. Medium bodied, smooth with light carbonation. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2014
At gingerman. The aroma is mainly pumkin, roast. The flavor is mostly pumpkin as well, some roast, some chalk. Deep brown/black, tan head. Medium in body. Chalky, pumpkin, pine finish. Decent, not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2547) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pours dark unclear with caramel head. Aroma brings pumpkin and fall spices mostly, sweet. Flavor is similar to nose on a decently creamy body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Tastes like pumpkin, spice, alcohol, and deliciousness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet pumpkin, spice, and malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3448) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roast and chocolate malts, light coffee, pumpkin, nutmeg, and light cinnamon. Flavor is dry roast malts forward, pumpkin, some spices, light earthy notes, and faint woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle and served in my Weyerbacher tulip: Pours near black with a small head and spotty lace. The aroma is nutmeg, ginger, allspice, roast, chocolate, leather and a hint of booze. The taste is exactly what I expected and wanted, Pumpkin Pie spices working with heavy roasted and charred malts with a very earthy character. YUMMY! My expectation were high and this beer actually exceeded it... oh I have a bottle of both the Imperial Pumpkin and Old Heathen to do a side by side comparison.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
64oz growler shared by some psycho scumbag at Dave's. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with 2 fingers of creamy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted pumpkin, lots of pumpkin pie spice, and roasted malts. Taste is kind of odd. Some sour fruits, roasted malts, cinnamon, and bitter pumpkin. Eh

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3042) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
LET’S GO FLYERS! Pours black with a medium tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma is definitely dominated by the imperial pumpkin in the blend...caramely pumpkin, doughy crust, nice spice. Old Heathen shows up in the flavor with some nice roastiness and light burnt bitterness before pumpkin spices creep in. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and spicy/roasty/bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (186) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
12 oz. bottle thanks to my brother. Pours dark, almost like a cola. Very brief tan foam, vigorous. Aroma of pumpkin, spices and alcohol. The pumpkin really comes through to me. Warming alcohol in the finish. Glad I had it, probably won't go for it again. Not bad but for special occasions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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