Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.16/5 rDev -13.7%
Pours out black. Brown on the edges when placed in the light. Smells like the full (sweet) spice rack. Roasted malts and fruity, estery yeast. Spices aren't as up front as I would have hoped. A good deal of burnt grain bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel could be fuller and thicker for my tastes. This isn't bad, but I've had better pumpkin stout. Underwhelming.
10-20-2013 03:59:09 | More by goochpunch
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
A - Even though its a high octane stout I expected more than a 1/4 inch of head that fizzes out quickly to nothing. Beer is spot on pitch black very deep hue.
S - An impressive array of spices with cinnamon and strong Nutmeg, some vegital notes but little to no roast.
T - Somewhat harsh biting alcohol on this one. Somewhat vegital biting with mostly nutmeg. Not very much sweet balancing malts or stout qualities of chocolate or roast. Disappointing.
M - Quite thin with a medium body wish the stout quality was greater to hide this massive ABV,
Overall I guess I burned almost 7 bucks on this one. A pretty terrible stout and an even worse pumpkin ale. Pass on it if you can even for 5 bucks not worth it.
10-16-2013 23:59:34 | More by DrDemento456
3.68/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: pours a dark black color with a 1/4" head that falls to some big surface bubbles.
Smell: roasted malts, dark fruit sweetness, and a bit of spice comes through to the nose.
Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolates, raisins, some cinammon, and a hint of pumpkin is with a bit of alcohol warming.
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Smooth from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste.
Overall: this beer is a slow sipper and is really just a big flavored stout with some pumpkin pie spice wrapped around it. Worth a try.
10-11-2013 23:27:40 | More by Gavage
2.9/5 rDev -20.8%
I have really liked the big pumpkin stouts I have had so far this season.Pours nearly jet black except for a tinge of brown when held to the light,a half finger beige head atop.Nutmeg and clove stand out most in the nose along light alcohol and molasses-like sweetness,downhill from here.Somewhat fizzy and much lighter than expected in the mouth with harsh over spiced flavors and some stinging alcohol in the finish.Wow I have to say I was expecting something much better here...might be a drain pour.
10-09-2013 20:49:09 | More by oberon
Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.