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Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 464
Reviews by brewtus:
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4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours reddish brown with a two finger lingering in head. Smell is lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, some . Taste is lots of pumpkin, yam, earthy up front, lingers into cinnamon, nutmeg, roasty, and vanilla flavors. aftertaste leaves a slight spicy bite on your tongue, no seriously. Texture is what you'd expect from a 9% beer, almost creamy. Overall this one really impressed me, so well balanced for the style, not overly spicy, not overly malty, not overly pumpkinnny. Reminds me of pie with whipped cream on top. Well done fatheads, keep bottling these great brews. So happy to grab this amazing pumpkin ale.

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Photo of Brenden
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a darker take on the style, a red-brown color that's too dark to see through while still keeping just a very little clarity. The tan head is sparse but showing fair retention. The patchy island of foam that remains through the entirety of the session leaves a ring followed by heavy spotting.
The aroma gives off pumpkin flesh and a sturdy spicing, particularly nutmeg and cinnamon, under a strong malt.
Nutmeg and cinnamon are up front on the tongue, but this beer hits the mark in having plenty of spices without being overspiced. It's also somewhat fleshy. There's some bite in this beer with a good dose of pumpkin and a bit of buttery crust in the back.
The body is light but firm with lots of bite from crispness.

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Photo of mattcrill
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth

Aroma: Mild cinnamon and nutmeg notes up front. Slight clove and pumpkin character in the background. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Hazy brick red pours with a low sudsy off-white head. Head retention is fair.

Flavor: Prominent cinnamon and clove character up front. Slight peppery flavor sneaks up on the back of the tongue. Moderate clove-like phenols. Balance is to the bready malt character but masked by spicy overtones. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers and is spicy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Slightly creamy. A slight alcohol warming.

Overall impression: A big, bold, spiced ale. The upfront pepper and clove character makes me think this was fermented with a Belgian yeast strain. Enjoyable and worthy of aging.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of RogerSterling
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a Growler. Hazy orange appearance.

S - Gives a good, burnt pumpkin smell. Reminds me of fall.

T - More flavor in the aftertaste than anything. Subtle, then gives a good pumpkin finish. I think it has a good taste balance.

M - Initially not much up front, but then the heavier carbonation and 9% alcohol kick in.

O - Good beer. One of the better ones we get in Pittsburgh, although slightly overpriced. I think it has a very good taste, and is well balanced. Not too pumpkin-y, but not lacking in that area. If you like pumpkin beers, I definitely recommend it.

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Photo of Roguer
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fairly clear reddish copper brew, with just a hint of haze. Small light cream colored head with OK retention.

Impressive pumpkin pie aroma: pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. I can almost smell the buttery crust. A hint of brown sugar and caramel round it all out.

Flavor follows the aroma, and is surprisingly delicious. It's got quite a bit of bite to go with it, as well. This is the closest I've had to pumpkin pie in a glass.

Quite a bit of sting from a very lively mouthfeel. Medium-long sticky finish.

Pumpkin beers stand alone. It's not a style that I particularly love. Fat Head's absolutely nailed it. It's probably the tastiest pure pumpkin beer I've ever had.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alarmclock314
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Chris_Panos
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Freehouse
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of juicebox
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jminch
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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