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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Aries is the 3rd installment in the latest round of Brewerís Select series beers. Itís 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (212) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (257) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours a dark black with no head or lacing, looks like a coke. Smells to me like a blue toilet tablet. Taste of Medicine and yes a blue toilet tablet. Despite all the ticket talk itís an ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4608) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of mainly pumpkin and spices, light stout roast. Flavor was certainly more pumpkin, light stout character, thin and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BMMillsy (1488) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Part of a flight at World of Beer Tioga. Pours pitch black with a small khaki head. Aroma of, you guessed it, overly zealous nutmeg, and the rest of the spice rack, maybe a bit of roasty cocoa. Flavor follows with what is mostly just a mouthful of nutmeg. Tastes just like itís described: they mixed an overly spiced pumpkin beer with a mediocre stout. And what do you get? A less enjoyable mediocre stout. Mouthfeel is on the thin side for an Impy, with medium carbonation and no viscosity. When are they going to stop pumpkin spicing everything?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft... This beer rocks!... Pitch black pour with a small, creamy, cappuccino head that doesnít 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1729) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2854) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2649) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (2340) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3693) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6122) - 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.

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