Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin
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Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #52
Ranked #18,778
3.88 | pDev: 11.34%
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
Very Good
Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin
Notes: Rich amber color with aroma of sweet pumpkin pie and savory spices. Creamy mouthfeel with flavors of pumpkin followed by sweet malt, pie crust, spice, hints of brown sugar and a clean finish.
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured moderately hard from a can into a snifter glass, forming three fingers of foamy off-white head. The head soon faded to nothing on a dark orange/amber body, pretty much transparent. Smell is pumpkin with a bit of booziness. Taste follows the smell, a nice pumpkin with some booziness, a bit surprising for only 9% ABV. Not much in the way of spices. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Pretty solid pumpkin ale.

Oct 24, 2020
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can born on 8/15/20, poured into a snifter at 45 degrees F (apparently Fat Head's puts the born on date on the cardboard 4 pack container):
L - dark, copper-like color, with a cinnamon head that slowly dissipated
S - a bit of gourd and some spice, nutmeg, cinnamon
T - spices do not overpower, a very nice flavor; full-bodied and a bit boozy, but with yam/pumpkin flavor and minimal spices of nutmeg and cinnamon on the finish
F - nice mouthfeel, on the lighter side, with minimal carbonation
O - I enjoyed this more than most pumpkin ales because the spice flavor is minimal, it's a strong beer with a mild yam/pumpkin flavor

Oct 18, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let's see what happens after a 12 oz. can is poured into a clear pint glass. It's color is copper, with almost no lasting head nor lacing to observe. The aroma is pleasant, with the obligatory pumpkin spices in a reserved delivery and a starchy inclusion promising some body. Unfortunately, a harsh taste of alcohol supercedes everything else, both up front and at the finish of the first swallow. The can promises a pumpkin brew with a bite, so there's no false advertising. By the last few gulps, the spiciness, probably mostly cinnamon, takes over and the alcohol bite gets mitigated. Points for truth in advertising, but a little more of a starchy body would improve this one.

Oct 11, 2020
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouts a dark copper color, ample white foamy head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice. Flavor follows nose, nice and malty, caramel, pie spice, nutmeg, clove, pumpkin. Still a little boozy despite its age. Carbonation is on point. Overall a really good imperial pumpkin ale, worth buying a 4-pack. This bottle is 2 years old and I love the way it mellowed.

12 oz bottle dated 7/39/16
4 rating

Oct 17, 2018
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brownish-orange with no head. Pumpkin, all spice, cinnamon and cloves. Smell is weaker than the taste. Finishes a bit boozy as it warms. I am not a fan of the style as many are over spiced. This one is not so I find it more drinkable than most.

Sep 23, 2018
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SHDoyle from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Description: Brownish/ruby color with a slightly tan head and moderately hazy appearance. Smell is yeasty with spice and roasted notes, but overall is pretty muted and lacking. Taste is spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and, true to its name, pumpkin; sort of reminded me of pumpkin pie. The finish is slightly bitter and roasty, and the flavor is much more pronounced than the smell. Feel is smooth and somewhat syrupy with low carbonation.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) For the style, which can sometimes feel forced or gimmicky, this beer is definitely above average. It feels very "fall" and is generally hearty and warm. I don't know that I could drink a lot of this, but it needn't be a Halloween-only kind of beer and would be appropriate for any dreary autumn day.

Jan 28, 2018
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice darker look to this brew. Clove and pumpkins spices along with some grassy hops perceived. Definitely has some flavor maybe a bit too much clove. I do like that it has some slight bitterness to counter the spices and sweetness of this brew. Medium in carbonation and body with the alcohol at 9% it's pretty smooth.

Oct 24, 2017
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davisrin from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Not much aroma, but I'm suffering with allergies. Really a nice pumpkin spice flavor! I was impressed- and I enjoyed it tremendously. *Will* buy again.

Sep 26, 2017
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: see through brown with a small off white head
S: watery cinnamon and nutmeg.
T: cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetness like pumpkin pie. Lots more flavor than the aroma...bug pumpkin punch. Very nice
F: medium thickness, smooth.

Sep 25, 2017
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fat Heads - Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Bottled 8/23/17 (18 days ago)

L - 2 finger eggshell head recedes slowly, leaving some spotty lacing. Dark red translucent body seems fitting for a Halloween-focused brew.

S - cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, cloves. Very inviting.

T - follows the nose. Some pie crust taste on top of the spices.

F - medium body, medium carbonation.

O - I personally like pumpkin beers that taste like pumpkin pie. This one has the pie crust thing going for it, on top of the spices, so it's a keeper in my book.

Sep 10, 2017
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coldy from Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As far as Pumpkin beers go (I am a fan), this is one of the better part mea for sure! Beautiful color and just the right balance of pumpkin and spice. The beer is 9%ABV, but is extremely drinkable, and you could have a few in a sitting, which is rare for a Pumpkin beer.
Like many Fat Heads offerings...very much above average and worth the price of admission.

Nov 14, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Bierport in Pittsburgh, PA.

This one pours a dark clear amber, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like your typical array of pumpkin spices, with more emphasis on cinnamon and nutmeg- smells like autumn. Not getting much actual pumpkin, but I do get some vanilla, which is nice.

This is pretty creamy, and pretty tasty. It's not substantially different than most pumpkin ales out there, but at least it's a good version of the style. You get most of the usual spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, etc) with nutmeg being the dominant flavor. The caramel and vanilla flavors are also nice, with some breadiness that reminds me of pumpkin bread.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy, but not all that rich. This has good carbonation, but it's maybe a little low for the style.

Fat Heads makes good beer, and this is no exception. It's not the most exceptional pumpkin beer ever, but it did the job.

Nov 07, 2016
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - A finger's worth of audibly fizzy plush perfectly uniform medium khaki colored frothiness... Limited retention gives way to a splotchy lacing and thin collar... A few carbonation bubbles can be seen bursting through the surface... A light to moderate bit of slightly sluggish carbonation... The color is a light to medium coppery bronze with a slight amber hue when back lit...

S - A big highly inviting aroma... A touch sweet... A touch spicy... Near perfect proportions... Sweet pumpkin pie... Rich autumnal spices... Pie crust... Caramel... Perhaps even a touch of bubble gum... Very pleasant and quite enjoyable...

T - A bit sweet and malty to start... Sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds... Light caramel... Next comes a moderately intense wave of spiciness... Nutmeg.... Cinnamon... A touch of clove... The finish is crescendo-ing pie crust... Good rich flavors throughout with decent complexity...

F - Dense and rich... Medium to full bodied... A bit more prickly carbonation than expected... A bit sticky...

O - A great label... True to it's "imperial" billing... This one has big aroma, big flavor and a big body to go along with it... Hides the 9% ABV rather well... Overall, a bit less than the sum of its parts...

Oct 27, 2016
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airpup from Oregon

5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer and am so sad that the Portland fatheads is not having it in stock. Instead, they are doing a rum aged version on a day I cannot go into downtown. On top of that, they never bottle fatheads beers here.


Thanks! I'll mail you some good stuff from the Portland, OR area for your troubles

Oct 20, 2016
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BergBeer from Hawaii

4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Translucent amber with a thin head. Low activity.

Nose: Brown sugar malt with notes of honey, ginger, nutmeg, mild pumpkin, and a light cinnamon. Sticky sweet.

Taste: Big sweet toffee malt with a body of rich baking spices, graham cracker pie crust, pumpkin pie filling, ginger, and nutmeg. This fades to a lightly bitter malty finish with more hints of cinnamon.

Feel: Big bodied and sticky. Booze is lightly present on the finish. Cloying but pleasantly.

Overall: A great pumpkin beer. It's big and bold yet balanced to where nothing is disruptive. While I could see where it could be considered sweet I feel it is in the right amount for something akin to pumpkin pie in a glass. The sweetness accompanies not overwhelms. Feel how you want about pumpkin beer but this one is top notch.

Oct 18, 2016
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours as expected. Aroma is mostly cinnamon with some paler malt tones that veer dangerously close to stale / sawdust territory. Taste is solid, it has the expected cinnamon / clove / nutmeg flavors, but the underlying malt bill is still disappointing.

Oct 16, 2016
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beergoot from Colorado

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper body; thread thin head with some lacing along the glass. Solid aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Holiday pumpkin pie spice flavor; caramel and sassafras; some mild sugar char; bitterness developing long into the finish. Heavy body; coarse on the palate.

Had this on tap at The Old Bag of Nails in Mansfield, OH; served colder than what it probably should be. Still a fine tasting pumpkin ale. It doesn't go overboard with the pumpkin flavors and cloaks its ABV quite well. It is fine enough as served but would quite possibly be better in some categories if it were a bit warmer to allow scent and flavor to open up.

Oct 10, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very sweet, lots of pumpkin pie, spices, sugary sweet. Medium body and low carbonation.

Overall a decent beer but too sweet in the taste to be great, and I normally love sweet beers.

Oct 03, 2016
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- The beer pours a clear beautiful caramel. The head is a modest 1 finger of off white foam. Lacing trails along the side of the glass with each sip. There does appear to be a significant amount of floaters however which detracts slightly from the clarity.
S-The smell is pure spice covering up anything else which might be present. It smells like a cheap candle.
T-The spice presence is initially strong with cinnamon and a bit of clove overwhelming the palate. Eventually the palate gives up trying to get anything else out of the beer. The more you drink it the easier it goes down. Still if your looking for actual pumpkin presence, you'll be disappointed.
F- Mouthfeel is light with a modest prickly carbonation. The beer is quite drinkable despite the 9% abv and high spice presence.
O- If you like pumpkin spices you'll find this beer to your liking. If you want some actual pumpkin presence you should look elsewhere. Overall I'd drink the beer again if offered, but it isn't something I'd buy again.

Sep 26, 2016
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mahoghany brown in color with a fingernail of tan covering most of the top. The aroma is of pumpkin pie spice, but I must admit I had to really seek it out. The flavor is a wallop of allspice along with some pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The mouth is a bit carbonated and lightly sticky.

Sep 15, 2016
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SerialTicker from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky, Ohio. $6.25 for a single bottle.

Well, I liked it. Nothing about it stands out compared to any other "it's good" pumpkin ale, though. I am impressed that this is 9%, though, since it only has maybe the tiniest hint of warmth. Sweet malt, cinnamon, pumpkin... like the label says, this is basically just missing some whipped cream and it's a pumpkin pie. Definitely one of the better pumpkin beers I've had. Really, I'm surprised by the 87 rating... but it's not TOO far off.

Sep 01, 2016
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cambabeer from New York

3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Head dissipates fairly quickly. The spice in the nose was nice, but the taste was too sweet and the alcohol was forced. Maybe this isn't my style, trying to be objective. The malt is nice, but the spices and sweetness are overpowering to me. Smelled like Christmas, though.

Feb 18, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jumping on the imperial pumpkin ale train, Fat Heads brewers seem to want to take the beer back to jus that- beer! ...but without completely abandoning the common pumpkin ale aspirations to create a beer that mirrors grandma's pumpkin pie.

Beyond its crystal bronze hue, the tawny ale overcomes its short foam stance with tantalizing perfumes of toasted caramel and pie spices. Its early palate is chocked full of graham cracker, pecan, praline and peanut brittle in an utmost savory display.

Beyond there, the ale's almost butter pecan taste is decadent and malty-rich. Holding its rich barleywine character, the full flavor of brown sugar links up with the cinnamon, nutmeg and clove tandem that hits that pumpkin pie flavor on a high note. Toasty in its finish, the bitterness sets in, seemingly coffee-like or of the strained spices that trail in taste.

Its lavish and full body lingers on the palate with toffee and brown sugar with a wonderful warmth that's mostly of the imperial alcohol strength but also of the cinnamon spice. An afterglow of graham cracker and spiced rum leads into the next savory sip.

Feb 12, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark red nearing brown with a thin tan ring, Spooky Tooth's sweet, caramel maltiness is accompanied by plenty of pumpkin pie spice, but not too much to be overwhelming.

Dec 17, 2015
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Myotus from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured hard from a 12oz bottle (no date) into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger and half worth of khaki foam that dissipates into a quarter finger's worth after 2 minutes. Amber in color. Rising bubbles are small in size and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is thick and moderate.
SMELL: Strong aromas of pumpkin and cinnamon entangle with mild aromas of nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, and baked pie crust along with hints of alcohol.
TASTE: Strong pumpkin and cinnamon flavors enter initially and are immediately followed by strong nutmeg flavors and subtle flavors of pale malts (weren't detected by my nose). Strong flavors of cloves and mild flavors of brown sugar, baked pie crust, and alcohol enter lastly as all previous flavors persist, except pumpkin, which fade to mild.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down smooth and creamy. Finishes with a subtle dryness.
NOTE: As beer warms, alcohol becomes more perceivable. This smelled absolutely incredible, but when it came down to the taste, the alcohol and spices had too big of roles.

Nov 04, 2015
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 528 ratings