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

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Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

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Photo of AriX
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Got this on draft in Pittsburgh & it was love at first sip. The only pumpkin beer I've had that I have no complaints about as far as spices. Flavors are balanced not overwhelming fake or cloying. Can't even tell it's high abv goes down smooth. Extra good with cinnamon sugar rim on glass. Love this

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Photo of airpup
5/5  rDev +28.2%
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

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Photo of Caveworm
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon, allegedly a rare find here in southeast Stark County, Ohio (Northeast region)this early into fall. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's a 3 1/2 finger thick light brown head, awesome lacing, and a clear reddish brown body. More brown than red.

I smell nutmeg, cinnamon, and roasted malts.

Tastes like the same notes mentioned in the aroma, but now I DO certainly taste the pumpkin.

Mouthfeel is moderately full-bodied. A very surprisingly clean finish for such a flavorful brew. Outstanding job here!

Overall, a near-perfect 4.75 for Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon. This was a great choice for today's weather, which seems to mark the official death of summer. I will probably pick this up again.

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Photo of brewtus
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 nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin brewed by Fat Heahs Brewery & Saloon. This brew has an ABV of 9.0%. Now this Ale pours out a dark amber color with a thick white head. The color is almost brown. The smell is sweet with spics and grains. This brew does smell like pumpkin pie. The taste is bold with flavor. You pick up on pumpkin spice and the richness. For being a brew with an ABV of 9.0% this brew goes down smooth. There is no bad after taste of nothing. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out 5. I will buy this brew again. Fat heads brewery & Saloon did a nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a pint glass.

A- Poured a dark brownish-orange color with off-white soapy head that dissipated quickly and left no lace.

S- Lots of bready and crust notes, some pumpkin pie spices, and some citrusy notes.

T- Pretty big bready and pie crust malt backbone; pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg and ginger; and quite a bit of citrusy hops.

M- Very smooth and creamy, dry, soft carbonation, and medium body.

O- This is a really great pumpkin ale. The pumpkin pie spices are pretty prominent, but not over the top and quite a bit more hop character than usual. The pie crust flavor in the beer was really impressive.

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Photo of HeightsEats
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. Color is dark golden, head bubbles up but only slightly. Aroma is pumpkin, medium roasted malt and spice. The flavor is the most balanced I've ever tried for a pumpkin ale, full pumpkin flavor with a counterpoint of spice, neither one dominating, and then sweet malt. There aren't a lot of hops here, but enough to give the beer a clean finish. Mouthfeel is full-bodied but not overly heavy (less so than Dogfish Head Punkin), with the alcohol very well hidden. I have never before had a pumpkin beer that so perfectly combines pumpkin, spice, ABV and drinkability.

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Photo of BergBeer
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of McNealc31
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

Pours darker than a lot of pumpkin beers. More brown than orange. Amazing aroma. Loads of warm spices and some pumpkin, too. The complexity is evident from the first sip. Using 8 malts and 7 spices and other flavorings, the balance is phenomenal. All the familiar pumpkin pie spices plus, guess what, pumpkin (which is lacking in many other pumpkin beers). Completely hidden 9% ABV.

Top tier pumpkin beer. No doubt about it!

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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 user785335
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Full disclosure, not a big fan of pumpkin beers, but this one was very good. Overall one of the best I've had. Flavors more pronounced as it warmed. Probably not enough pumpkin for real pumpkin beer fans, but for those on the fence, definitely worth trying.

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

Not a massive fan of pumpkin beers but this one is definitely worth it. The pumpkin flavor is present but distinctly muted. This is a worthy entry in the pumpkin beer category!

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler fill. Stemless wine glass.

S: sweet, yammy, estery, earthy hop presence. The nose on this is otherworldly.

A: very dark amber, little carb, sandy head. Retains a thin skim and ring. Decent lacing.

T: sweet arrival, earthy middle, with complex herbal spiciness; little alcohol on the finish.

M: mouth filling, weighty without being heavy. Astringent finish.

O: really awesome. Tastes like fall. Will be buying again later,

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Photo of coldy
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of stakem
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

From other people's descriptions I thought I was going to be in for a Pumking imitator, but that is not what this is. It has none of the pumpkin pie, creamy taste of the king and this one shows it's booze out front in the taste (I think it is a bit higher alcohol too).

It is dark reddish brown and has big bubbles that recede, leaving a nice lace. The aroma is slightly boozy pumpkin.

The taste is worthy of some serious discussion. It has a lot of malt, but there are large amounts of spice, pumpkin, and hops too, to balance things. It would be a busy taste if it were so well balanced.

It definitely has a boozy aftertaste, but it is not unpleasant. I am glad that this is very different from pumking. It is one of the biggest and best pumpkin brews.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep Amber color. Has aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin pie & and a light cinnamon / clove. Flavor profile matches aroma with a semi crisp finish. Overall one of the better fall / pumpkin beers. Really enjoy this one

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is about average and just a wisp or two of lacing is left.

4.25 S: Big pumpkin pie spiciness. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger. Strong layered caramel. Toasty malts with a sweet graham cracker component.

4.25 T: Taste is as good as the nose. Again potent spices mentioned above. Sweet maltiness coming in the form of toastiness, sweet caramel, and hints of molasses and toffee.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy and super smooth with a sweet tangy finish.

4.0 D: One of the better pumpkin beers offered. Definitely worth a purchase if pumpkin is your thing.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-10-18 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty clear pumpkin/orange-ruby with a1/2-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving very little lace.

S - Sweet pumpkin pie spices over an underlying baked graham cracker crust. Inviting but not overly-complex.

T - A bit hop/bitter/tart forward but this fades immediately into sweet graham cracker crust, pumpkin pie filling, mild alcohol, vegetal (pumpkin flesh?) and mild lemon flesh near the finish for a refreshing twist. It finishes with some reasonable, quick-lived bitterness from the spices and hops, which is well-within the expectations for a pumpkin beer.

M - Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation. I'm enjoying this higher-level of carbonation, which helps scrub the tongue without getting in the way of the flavors. The carbonic acid is probably helping provide a bit of tartness, which also compliments the flavors.

O - This is an enjoyable pumpkin sipper. As it warmed, it continued to please by offering up additional flavor subtleties. It certainly deserves consideration among the higher ranks of pumpkin beers.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of DeFaz
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a single of this at Belmont Party Supply, and it was definitely worth it. You have to know what you're getting yourself into here--this is a pumpkin ale, yes, but it's a strong one. The smell consists of brown sugar and pumpkin, and in the taste is the pumpkin, alcohol (it's not hidden at all but actually compliments the other flavors), brown sugar, and butter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is moderate. I generally avoid beers with a very high ABV as I find that the alcohol can distract from the taste, but with this one I found that the beer went down very easy and tasted great. The pumpkin flavor is fresh and bold without being overbearing, and the beer manages to avoid the overly sweet taste that some pumpkin ales struggle with.

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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 BeernDrum
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent pumpkin ale. Finally an ale that tastes like pumpkin, spice and everything nice. (I have not had pumking yet). I try so many of these each year and each year I find a nice fall spiced beer but nothing with true pumpkin flavor While its not overboard and could be a little stronger in taste it is quite good. The smell of pumpkin spice, cinnamon and sweet pumpkin and a nice sweet malt. Delicious.

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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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