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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and a blend of five spices. Aged in extremely fresh Gosling’s Rum barrels for six months. Consume early and often, preferably with a pumpkin pie and/or s’mores.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours a beautiful brown color. Smells of pumpkin pie. Flavor is the same with a bit of alcohol warmth to finish. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
mjmoen (592) - - NOV 19, 2017
A-. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with white head. Huge flavor and hides the 17.5% alcohol well. Subtle pumpkin flavor.

4.3
77ships (11036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2017
355 ml. bottle purchased @ Systembolaget Hansa. Have been wanting to try this one forever, happy to have found it. 2016 Vintage. Bottled 16.08.2016. Shared at Himmeriget. Dark amber, little in the way of head. Nose is lovely thick caramel with some oxidation, pumpkin & pumpkin spice blends into it warming caramel, blended with pumpkin, syrup,… Tastes like a proper old barley wine with some oxidation, way less thick than you would expected, caramel, warming blends with pumpkin, clove, pumpkin spices is heavy but blends into the whole, rum whisky oxidation, warming didn’t feel 17.5 % ABV. Thinner than you would expect sugar, oily warming caramel oxidized syrup body. Works really well, really nice.

3.7
GregMooreNH (109) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Pours dark brown with light head that dissipates soon. Aroma immediately picks up pumpkin and rum. Taste is immediately fruity, with unmistakable pumpkin sweetness and nutmeg and cinnamon coming on shortly afterwards. Aftertaste is a combination of rum and fairly strong alcohol burn, as one would expect from this ABV, A very good beer to split with a friend or several.

4
adster (829) - HUNGARY - NOV 3, 2017
2016-ban palackozott, 17,5%-os ital, melyet volt szerencsém a szezonjában elfogyasztani, amikor lényegében a csapból is sütőtök folyik. Ezt az életérzést volt hivatott megtestesíteni ez a palack is, amitől nagyon sok jót vártam, mivel a magas alkoholfok és a rumos hordóban történő érlelés a legritkább esetben alkot szerencsétlen párost, különösen értő kezek munkájának eredményeképpen. Illatai valóban mesések, magukon hordozzák az ünnep hangulatát, legyen szó voltaképpen bármilyen eseményről, amely összefüggésben áll a hidegebb időszak beköszöntével. Mézeskalács-fűszerkeverék, szerecsendió és sült sütőtök elemi aromái zúdulnak a szaglójáratainkba, mely kompozíció a szánkban megforgatva teljesedik ki igazán. Ekkor ugyanis szinte zabolázhatatlan vadság keríti hatalmába a fűszeres jellemvonásokat, a cifra és játékos aromákat egy meglehetősen komoly, felnőttes tartalom követi. A nehezebb súlyú komponensek, mint a mézben ázott dió, aszalványok, mazsola pikánsan fűszeres hangulata adja meg az alaphangot, miközben a rum édeskés, alkoholos foszlányai tüzes lepelként terítik be az ízjegyeket, majd egy likőrös, kellemesen csípős, semmi esetre sem leplezett módon szeszes, intenzív, hosszan tartó lecsengés közepette olvadnak egybe az elemek. A 17,5%-os hőfok tehát nem múlik el nyomtalanul, valóban ki-kikandikál az alkohol lába, engem azonban a legritkább esetekben zavar, ha egy meglehetősen magas alkoholtartalmú sör esetében érezhetővé válik ez a tulajdonság is. Az összhatás ugyanis semmiképpen nem bántó, természetellenes, sokkal inkább szerethető és különleges, nem mindennapi ízélmény.

4
MrTipple (6446) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Intense pumpkin spices, cloves, nutmeg, caramel, molasses. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More pumpkin spices, caramel, molasses, sweet oak, alcohol, soft carbonation, full bodied. Outstanding. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

3.8
mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle shared at CBC Islington 30/10/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A light hazed orange copper coloured pour witha fading halo of white head. Aroma is big solvent alcohol, pumpkin, mint, brown sugars, brown sugars. Flavour is brown sugar, maple, oxidised, mint, jammy fruits. Brown sugars. Palate is semi sweet, sticky , moderate carboantion.

4.1
neongolden (1824) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2017
(355ml 2016 bottle, Batch 6, 17.5%, from Systembolaget) Pours a clear deep copper with a small off white head, no lace. Aroma of lightly burnt sugar, toffee, some candied pale fruits, pumpkin, light to moderate rum, nutmeg, cinnamon, wood, touches of booze. Flavour is sweet as expected for the ABV, big and not shy about spirit character. Big hit of dark caramel, butterscotch, rum, pumpkin, spices (nutmeg, some cinnamon, light tangy ginger), wood, rather intense overall. Pumpkin becomes more prominent in the middle, spices and rum build in the fairly sweet finish. Some drying booze heat for sure, but not nearly to the ABV level. Medium-full, oily, smooth, softly carbonated. Pumpkin is balanced, spices recall spiced rum as much as pumpkin pie, barrel's a good fit. Bold but not too brash, tasty for a pumpkin beer!

4.3
Haslinger (984) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2017
2017 Bottle at a Halloween party. Bright orange color with a bit of hazy head. Wow this one is excellent. I didn't think it was possible to beat Pumking at the pumpkin beer game but I believe Avery did it annnnd hid 18% alcohol in it Wow well done

4.4
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Bottle. Clear light orange color. Light head. Low carbonation. Big intense aroma. High wood notes, alcohol, pumpkin spice, pumpkin. Flavor is big pumpkin sweetness. Autumn spices, sweet notes, wood, alcohol. Warmth comes through. Rum spices as it warms.

3.9
williamstome (1989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 hazy orange brown pour. Fantastic sweet pumpkin and brown sugar aroma. Flavor also has plenty of rum and booze.


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