What the Brewer Says:
Like a pyramid for a pharaoh, we set out to make a bold monument for The King of the Pumpkins! This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier, and more "caramelly" and "pumpkiny" than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with Cinnamon, Nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor. This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. It is available August through November. 8%Abv
My Thoughts: The pour is very dark brown with an off white head that simply remained as lacing. Upon first whiff this beer smells like my grandma's pumpkin pie..nutmeg, cinnamon and of course loads of pumpkin! The taste of this beer starts with a front load of mild malts and finishes with a back load of a lot of Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove flavors that really were noticeable each in their own right. I felt this brew had a great spice but it still retained its full-bodied flavor with mild carbonation. If you want a strong imperial pumpkin ale that is an easy drinker, this is a must have.
Serving Type: Draft
My Rating: Overall 93.75 /100
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | drink: 4.75