RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Why is there only one time of year as goblins, ghouls, and ghosts frolic on front lawns when we embrace THE FEAR? At all other times, THE FEAR dominates us, controls us, and prevents us from greatness. What is there to THE FEAR? Disagreement? Criticism? Humiliation? Whatever THE FEAR is that consumes you, embrace it, along with this Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Only then will the true artist in you rise up.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2015
On draft. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, toast, nutmeg and pumpkin. Finish was warming and spiced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4230) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to small snifters, showing a deep mahogany color, with a fair layer of off white/light tan head foam, and wavy lacing. The nose was dark fruit, some roasted quality, lurking alcohol, light pie spices, with an added cedar hint? The taste was similar notes, medium bodied, with average carbonation, including earthy, rind-like bitterness, some actualized booze, and a dry finish. A decent blend, and not too scary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (873) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma has hints of spices. Taste is a mix between a light stout and pumpkin with some alcohol. Overall not quite the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3674) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2015
On tap at PNP Charleston. Clear Crimson with medium beige head. Aroma is pumpkin & nutmeg, medium body, medium carbonation and good lacing. Taste is ripe pumpkin, nutmeg, and some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (48154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Flying Dog Wild Dog The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale ].
[ Courtesy of my European Secret Summer Santa 2015 ]. Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, pumpkin spices, sweet tobacco, allspices, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, spicy bitter, spices, pumpkin spices, roasted, perfume, flowers, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. IMO. way to spicy - perfumed for me .. small sips is okay but not a bottle or pint ;( [20150827]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (2417) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Heavy spicy aromas, cinnamon, clove, all that allspice, and pumpkin. Hazy dark orange-amber with a mostly fading off-white head. Pretty dry, very spicy, some booze. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slubgob (322) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 24, 2015
One year old bottle, poured into a tall goblet. Quickly dissipating khaki head, Opaque mahogony color. Ginger and clove in the nose. In the mouth, similar spice notes with a touch of cinnamon. Lying underneath is a dark roasted malt, which comes through mostly on the finish. Not really a lot of pumpkin, it reads more as an intense brown ale with pumpkin spices. Generally not wild about pumpkin beers and this isnt changing my mind, but this is OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (5932) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2015
This was poured into a snifter due to the fact that this is imperialized. The appearance was a dark brown color with a creamy to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a slim half minute. Lacing runs light. The smell has a spectacular balance of the pumpkin, pumpkin spices and subtle sweet cocoa to blend together. The taste was mildly spicy over the sweetness making a great effort to bring back the sweetness of the cocoa malt in and all around. A light mainly sweet cocoa to somewhat pumpkin aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs somewhat light allowing the spices to run as the harshness to my tongue. Overall, imperialized pumpkin ale, yup, this is what I was looking for this Autumn. I need to make more trips to New York for more of this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (9185) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Dark brown with a thin light beige cap. Mild nose with a gentle cinnamon and earthy roast malt, and a gentle autumnal dark earthiness. Flavor is much the same; semisweet, earthy, gentle autumn flavor, gentle pumpkin spice, a wee bit of booze. Just kinda mild and whatever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (498) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Inky black with thick white creamy head that holds well. Nutmeg and Pumpkin pie aromas with wet earth on the nose; nice mouthful with warming finish.

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