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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
benpickens (504) - 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.

3.4
katrinaez (1918) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Very boozy. Pumpkin is not overwhelming, there is a light cocoa and vanilla taste. Dark brown/red. Clean mouth, but heavy booze taste. Tap

4.2
joecon (37) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Bought this at a local grocery store. Fantastic! Pumpkin isn't overpowering. ABV is 9%. Dark and smooth. Just try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
jcnielsen (3403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet potato, pumpkin aromas. Malty, spices, pumpkin, slight booze flavors. I enjoyed flying Flying Dog’s other pumpkin, Gourd Standard, more.

3.3
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Dark brown pour, opaque, off whit head. Some pumokin spice, nutmeg, light toastd malt. Medium body.

3.8
ARH (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is root beer with vanilla and cinnamon at first. This is followed by sweet toffee with a sweet potato / pumpkin pie note a and mild coffee with an undertone of sugar. The beer appears slick, with a rich, glossy, dark black brown hue topped by a big, soft foam, beige head that has an above average retention and leaves decent lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter. The texture is chewy and slick with a foamy carbonation and a full body flavored with chocolate, and bread crust with an earthy, vegetal undertone. The finish is sticky but with a clean flavor of wood, smokey spice, and a light pumpkin puree, that fades, and is replaced with a chalky feel. The aftertaste is dry, slightly chalky and woody, lightly astringent, with bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and burnt bread crust that?s mildly lingering, and eventually leads to bitter clove.

3.2
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Clear light brown pour with light tan head. Spiced pumpkin in aroma. Taste didn’t quite bring me to thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. While our did Skinner a balance of sweetness and spice, it does not evoke thoughts of pumpkin pie.

4.2
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours dark brown with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pie spices, caramel, sweet malts, coffee, lightly roasted malts, and some toffee. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some dark chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, long, slightly warming finish. Overall, tasty, complex pumpkin that hides its high abv very well.

4.2
tsd08460 (1130) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Aroma: pumpkin, pumpkin spices, caramel, Appearance: clear dark amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, pumpkin and pumpkin spices Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.6
hman43 (1540) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
It pours dark brown with a brown head and plenty of lacing. It has aromas of pumpkin, allspice, spices, and hints of coffee and roasted malts. It has roasted malt and coffee flavors with pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. It has a moderately bitter coffee aftertaste.


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