RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Last fall our brewers were improvising a new beer in our 10-barrel kettle. We had some fresh pumpkin puree leftover from a recent brew of our UFO Pumpkin, so the brewers threw that in the kettle with a bit of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some roasted malts. It turned out to be delicious, so we thought wed share it with everyone.

Half imperial stout, half pumpkin ale, with aromas of dried fruit, chocolate, and freshly baked pumpkin pie, this black full-bodied stout is ready to be enjoyed now or saved for a chilly fall evening.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (10346) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Shared bottle. Hazy copper with nose of pumpkin, spice, vanilla, pretty dense and complex flavor, smooth and dense finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (308) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2016
yummy,, love them pumpkins,, caramel, bread, hay, roasty, resin, floral, spruce, herbs, black, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2638) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2016
it is at first pumpkin spice and pumpkin. then brandy like in flavor and body with a bit of grit for a dense property. finish is dark chocolate that reveals a sense of malt. thoughts of licorice from the pattern.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2015
22oz bottle 12/5/15 (Specs-Addison)-48 in Shaker-Pours black with a tan head for a cover. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of pumpkin, spices, sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, and slight alcohol. This full bodied brew is well balanced and was quite a surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike67 (1158) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and spices (nutmeg). Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of dark fruit, molasses, toasted malt, pumpkin, vanilla, chocolate spices and herbal hops. Finish is long and spicy. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6853) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
22 oz bottle (2015) poured into a nonic pint glass. Dark brownish black with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of pumpkin, roasty notes, caramel. Tastes of pumpkin, spices, roasty notes, brown sugar, light booze. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Solid imperial pumpkin stout. Nice surprise from Harpoon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2979) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Sweet molasses and spiced aroma and taste. Flavors are well balanced; sweet with light pumpkin spice and roast character. Deep brown-black color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (2098) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bomber purchased at Meijer in Westerville, OH. Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin is an inky black brown pour with a decent ring of off white head. Nose is mostly pumpkin pie spices, cloves, nutmeg, and a touch of cinnamon. Taste is a good amount of earthy pumpkin taste with a decent, if not a bit overpowering spice hit. Body is full and has a good just this side of creamy texture. Alcohol is evident as well. Ideally, I like a little less spice in my pumpkin beers, but this is nearly perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (469) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Opaque black our with little or no head or retention. Not much of a looker, but still dark and mysterious. Before getting my nose anywhere near the glass, this thing is an olfactory monster. Strong pumpkin pie spices emanate with some malt candy and toffee behind. Tastes almost as good, maybe a bit much on the spices though. Surprisingly smooth at this ABV, and I think the stout side of this brew is solid. Overall a little on the sweet side, and I enjoy some of the sweetest brews. Finish is pretty clean. One of the better of this category.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 4, 2015
On tap at blend. STRONG. Malty nose. Roasted meat. Spice. Alcohol is strong. Taste is vegetable, oatmeal, nutmeg, brown sugar.

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