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Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin

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BA SCORE
87
very good

342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: merc7186 on 08-17-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

djrn2, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

nmann08, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at King's Table, Beavercreek, OH

A: The beer is hazy reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet pumpkins are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of pumpkins with bits of sweetness and hints of nutmeg.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable considering its strength because only hints of alcohol are present in the taste.

metter98, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kylehay2004, Oct 24, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Knapp85, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep ruby body, with all day tan khaki head flowing thick. Aroma has pumpkin spice, and gourd aromatics to boot. Perfume like but so decadent, it's pumpkin pie in a glass. Delicious so drinkable vanilla, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon this is a perfect pumpkin beer. I'm glad I grabbed some. Great flavor I will up date this when I buy a whole four pack, I'm sad I just grabbed a single.

WVbeergeek, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kegatron, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

oline73, Yesterday at 01:31 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

drewone, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

imperialking, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of stakem
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear burnt copper color with a finger of yellowish tan cap. Rising bubbles maintain a thin film across the top and spots of lace sticking to the glass. When held to the light, ruby clarity is seen through the body and yellow or orange around the edges.

The aroma is sweet like pie. Some burnt pumpkin-like starches come across with a pleasant accent of caramel, vanilla and some vegetative qualities. Some spices are present like clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. A faint molasses note is there across the back bringing out more focus on malt with more sweetness.

The taste is sweet and very pumpkin pie-like but with a mild perfume alcohol note. A pretty strong cinnamon flavor is present that is almost on the verge of tannic and like cinnamon bark more than your typical spice. Mild nutmeg, clove and ginger are also present with a bit of vegetative or starch-like raw pumpkin flavor. There is a pretty decent amount of residual sugar that comes across like toffee, caramel and molasses. The sweetness coupled with the alcohol gives almost a fruity note with a lingering bitterness that doesnt quite fit but isnt strong enough to distract.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew. This is rare for me to say this but I think the alcohol is a little too high and distracts from the overall experience. Overall there are a lot of positive and enjoyable things going on here. If you havent had it and like pumpkin ales, this is a must. Nicely done.

stakem, Sep 26, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of brown sugar, pumpkin, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of brown sugar, pumpkin, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt sweetness/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial pumpkin ale. All around good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

ejimhof, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Gonzoillini, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: Spooky Tooth was a darker copper color with a small white head on top that dissipated quickly leaving a thin ring on top with minimal lacing.

S: Pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, cloves, with some bready malt and a little toffee.

T: The taste was actually a little boring, some more pumpkin pie spices with some faint bready/graham malt.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Decent, but I preferred Phantom Pumpkin over the imperial version.

mdaschaf, Nov 14, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Fatheads Brewery & Saloon
Spooky Tooth

APPEARANCE: Pours a pumpkin like deep orange color, bordering brown. Off white sticky foam leaves plenty of lace. Looks almost like a cream topped pumpkin pie in a pint glass.

SMELL: Aroma of pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, fresh gourd, cinnamon, caramel, burnt sugar and a firm, nutty maltyness.

TASTE/FEEL: Subtle pumpkin flavor with a complimentary dose of spice and vanilla. Brown sugar, nuts and toasted malt qualities coming out nicely. Mild hoppy bitterness keeping everything in check, still finishes a bit on the sweet side. Full bodied ale and oh so smooth. Goes down quickly and effortlessly with solid flavors and a silky smooth feel.

OVERALL: A fine pumpkin ale from the world class brewers at fatheads. Hides the alcohol very nice and has a great feel and agreeable flavor.

Stinkypuss, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

brandoman63, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kelp, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Cynic-ale, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Snagged a single for 4 bucks bottled 8/18. Into a pint glass

A - Rockin inch plus of mocha head that sticks around for a bit. As expected for an imperial ale this is a rich deep mahogany brown.
S - Has mild tones of cinnamon but mostly nutmeg and a slight if any vegital smell. Sweet tones of brown sugar also seem to be present.
T - Wow its borderline acidic the way the vegital tone of the beer meets the cinnamon and I am usually all about the spice. It also seems the ABV comes out in the taste making it sort of a chore to drink. Kind of terrible.
M - Medium to heavy but taste kind of watery to me.

Overall in a way I don't like it just like I don't like the Bourbon Barrel aged heavy seas pumpkin. The alcohol in this taste like a regular pumpkin ale with a shot of rum or something added. Quite possibly the worst pumpkin ale I had of the season.

DrDemento456, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head that sticks around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like nutmeg, pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar and a bit of vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good pumpkin ale, it's one of the better ones I've had. Definitely worth a try. $10.99 a 4-pack.

bluejacket74, Sep 07, 2013
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Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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