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RATINGS: 453   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 543   ABV: 18.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and a blend of five spices. Aged in extremely fresh Goslings Rum barrels for six months. Consume early and often, preferably with a pumpkin pie and/or smores.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48161) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, alcohol - rum, oak - wood, pumpkin spices notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, pumpkin - cinnamon, rum - alcohol, oak. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120211]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25814) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody pumpkin aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody caramel and pumpkin flavor with hints of rum. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody pumpkin and rum finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (24799) - Tyres, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
Bottle, at hackobock tasting. Cloudy amber, no head. Vodka, pumpkin and rum up front. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Intensely boozy. Fireball like stuff. Vile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3rd March 2012
15.9% version. Cloudy brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Silky palate with a little fine carbonation. Sweet malt with some port wine flavours. A little sweet pumpkin and spice - well integrated. Touch of dark rum and a trace of vanilla wood. Finishes semi dry with mild warmth. Pretty well integrated. Tasty and a bit different!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (24012) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Spice and caramel aroma, huge malt flavor with too much nutmeg and cinnamon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23950) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at home ... thanks to seth ... dark copper brown ... sweet pumkin and barley wine ... light vanilla nose ... huge sweetness ... much more barley wine than pumkin beer ... little pumpkin ... soft malt .. a light rum ... heavy alcohol... very nice though

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours unclear amber-copper with a bubbly off-white head. The nose has ripe pumpkin, caramel, some wood, orange. Medium sweet flavor with boozy kick, rich pumpkin syrup, some autumnal spices. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, caramel, sugar syrup, rich pumpkin, bread. Heavy-hitting stuff but pretty tasty. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18966) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, thanks to Bruce, 28/06/14. Murky orange amber with a moderate beige swirl and edgeing. Nose is big old pumpkin fuel, light spice, dark fruit rinds, ginger notes, caramel fudge. Taste comprises sticky pumpkin pie mix, malty, rich caramel, light spice, touch boozey syrupy. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, sweet licks in the close and subtle booze tones in the close. Solid pumpkin affair, really not getting the 18% which is expertly integrated, thought I was drinking 7 or 8 % worth of autmunal pie filler !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18846) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Gteborg. Amber beer with a small offwhite head. Pumpkin aroma, fruity, rum notes, toffee notes. Pumpkin flavor, spicy, rum, sweetish, nutmeg, faint hop notes, fruity, pepper. Hoppy bitter finish, spicy, pumpkin. Quite nice but on the edge of becoming onedimensional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Brouwers for Big Wood, pours a mostly clear pinkish red with a small ring of beige head. Aroma of a melange of spices (nutmeg, coriander, vanilla, etc.), pumpkin puree, and rum barrels - quite heaty but not boozy in a bad way. Flavour is quite sweet and liqueur-like, with sweet rum, pumpkin puree, some subtle spices (but pushed back further). ABV is totally hidden. A delicious extreme, unorthodox take on the style.


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