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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Big Brother version of our original fall seasonal. The Imperial is more robust and intense in flavor with a noticeably spirituous finish.

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3.5
blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a deep ruby/dark brown with a large semi-lasting frothy beige head. Nice aroma of pumpkin and spices first followed by light roasted malt and vanilla. Malty flavour along with spices, pumpkin, light leafy hops and a hint of vanilla -- it’s all a bit subtle, I expect a bigger flavour in this style. Average bodies. I don’t get a lot of Stout in this but it’s still enjoyable. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.9
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
pretty much the same as the regular pumpkin stout with a little abv burn to it, and the palate is a little too much roasty flavor that ruins the pumpkin, should be a little sweeter.

2.7
BREWMUSKCLES (2698) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
sweet and vegetable. some pumpkin like spice. rutabaga. moderate body and full flavored. not a fan of the flavor.

3.5
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bomber,Hey look I’m drinking a beer I can buy locally. Lol. Damn trading. looks delicious, tan head, black pour. Not very roasty, just big malty malt sweetness. Great spicyness and pumpkin flavors. Nice.

4.1
puboflyons (3447) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2011
From the 2011 series. It pours a deep dark brown with a foamy head that diminishes quicker than I expected although it leaves a fine ring. The aroma is exquisite with dark malts, smoke, and pumpkin spice. Extremely enticing. The body is about medium and quite smooth. The taste is bold with dark sweetened smoke, decent bitterness, and pumpkin spice. It ends sharp. This is very nice.

3.6
redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Appearance- Deep black with a fluffy brown head. Moderate lasting head with little lacing. Aroma- Chocolate, pumpkin pie spices, caramel,roasted malts. Taste- Roasted malts and dark chocolate are the dominate flavors with background notes of pumpkin and spices. A very nice fall pumpkin beer for stout lovers.

3.8
BroSpud (2200) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sampled at Julio’s during a beer tasting festival. Dark pour with a tan head. Pretty tasty though did not detect much pumpkin and was a tad sweeter than I usually like.

3.2
halfonit (1372) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is of malts, some chocolate, and some roastiness. Flavor is pretty similar. Not really any pumpkin present. Leaves a roasty chocolate and nut finish. This is more of a brown ale than a stout.

3.8
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sampled at The Great Lost Bear - Pours a dark black/brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma contains the typical pumpkin spices, but little pumpkin. Some of the dark roasted malts... mild chocolate and coffee. Some of the pumpkin flavor appears in the tasting along with roasted malts, mild chocolate and hints of coffee. Plenty of spices to go along with all of that. Finish is lingering with mild chocolate, pumpkin spices and some bitterness... from some hops or the dark malts or even the spices. I liked this one...

3.2
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2011
A decent stout but I’m not getting much pumpkin. The aroma is malty and smoky with some booze. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. The flavor has the malt and smoke and a nice warming burn but where is the pumpkin?


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