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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.3
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma is vegetal, bread, grassy, earthy. Taste is medium bodied, med- carbonation, light spices, a bit of heat. Overall, better than most of this years pumpkin but still not great.

3.9
Thisis12ptfont (1199) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Aromas of pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, dark malts, roasted coffee and hints of chocolate. Pours black with a thin foam rim and noticeable alcohol legs. Taste is immediate pumpkin spice, cinnamon, pumpkin pie and some pines upfront. Mid palate brings dark malt complexity, chocolate, roasted malt, roasted coffee and fudge. Finishes harsh and boozy with residual pumpkin spice, roasted pumpkin and chocolate. Overall, this beer is very aggressive and has a ton of booziness to it. Lots and lots of chocolate notes collaborating with the pumpkin flavors. Lots of complexity and depth. Very impressive.

3.7
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a reddish tint. Light toffee head. Aromas of spice, especially nutmeg, and pumpkin. Moderate to high carbonation profile with tight bubbling. Coffee and pumpkin come through clearly. Surprisingly light mouthfeel, despite the strong ABV. Basically, surprisingly a winning brew considering my limited love for pumpkin spice ______. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
ilovedarkbeer (2742) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy taupe colored head. Notes of dark fruits, earth, sweet candies, and pumpkin spice. Nice mouthfeel.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4440) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Pour is a very dark brown and almost a black. Aroma is a decent mix of pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice are all here. Flavor is again all pumpkin pie. You can almost taste the crust. Lots of spice but nothing over the top with an almost burnt or char malt toward the end. Decent pumpkin beer with plenty of spice and a nice rich malt.

2.6
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
355ml bottle. Amber pour, Smell is halloween mask, acetone, autolyzed yeast, and booze, just like pumking. Falvor is vegetal, halloween mask, spice, booze. Whatever.

3.9
bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours coppery brown with a slight beige head. Aroma: The expected spice for pumpkin, but it is a bit different from the usual. Full bodied, or nearly. Flavor is a version of the typical pie spice, but it’s different. Woody? Herby? Something. And it’s flavor is oaky or woody? Certainly a strong flavor that includes pie spice, but is a deal more. I’d say this is one of the best "pumpkin" ales I’ve had. Not to be missed.

3.3
Fin (10609) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle from Beer Gonzo webshop, Coventry. Consumed at Lynn and Barrys, Saturday 1st August 2015 Mahogany with a light beige head, sweet, spicy and the pumpkin does show though it is a spicy little number. Drinks far to easy for a 10% beer but I rather liked it. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

4.1
gegwilson (3724) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle in the Tithe Bar, Northallerton. Pours a deep brown with a thin cream head. Lovely pumpkin and cinnamon aroma. The taste is malty with roast and chocolate notes. Spicy with clove and cinnamon. Very tasty.

4.7
stoutjunkie (89) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2015
coffee, chocolate, bread, aroma. brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish,. Surprisingly good beer, i thought it may be too much for me as the 9%abv. but this is a fantastic beer any day of the week. #hopeoverfear. Good bye Scottish labour! ;-)


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