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

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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of StevenMilligan
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of philbe311
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...

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveLimoncello
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 drinking12many
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 ajm5108
3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

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Photo of beergoot
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of BigMike
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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

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

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of Griphon
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwbetts
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ron_Mexico
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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