Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #52
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,969
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 11.34%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
528
From:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
 
Ohio, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
87
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.
Reviews: 85 | Ratings: 528 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by trevormajor:
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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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mattcrill from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Oct 26, 2014
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Brenden from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Oct 11, 2013
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Sep 11, 2013
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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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Roguer from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Sep 30, 2014
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RogerSterling from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Nov 21, 2013
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Dec 14, 2013
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Beef_Curtains from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Nov 09, 2014
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chefhatt from Pennsylvania

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

Nov 08, 2015
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jtennyson99 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Oct 28, 2013
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steve8robin from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Sep 16, 2014
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rjd722 from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 16, 2017
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zestar from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Aug 06, 2014
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Adkins721 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Apr 10, 2014
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masterofsparks from Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.7%

Mar 24, 2014
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eadkins from Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.7%

Nov 29, 2013
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barczar from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Big nutmeg and cinnamon aroma. Ginger notes surface as it warms.

Flavor is fairly spicy, with a bit of fruity specialty malt. The abv is fairly well hidden, with a moderate sweetness that prevents the spices from overwhelming.

Sep 07, 2015
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.7%

Mar 27, 2014
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 04, 2020
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crewfan1952 from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -2.3%

Oct 03, 2014
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SpartyJoe from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Oct 06, 2014
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Weegee40 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

Sep 28, 2013
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threedaggers from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Nov 18, 2014
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baconman91 from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Sep 18, 2013
Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 528 ratings