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

Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin
BA SCORE
77.3%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 481 ratings
Spooky Tooth Imperial PumpkinSpooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by merc7186 on 08-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,380
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
481
Liked:
372
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.4%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
128
Trade:
1
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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at King's Table, Beavercreek, OH

A: The beer is hazy reddish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down and left some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet pumpkins are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of pumpkins with bits of sweetness and hints of nutmeg.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable considering its strength because only hints of alcohol are present in the taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
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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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pumpkin, brown sugar, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of brown sugar, pumpkin, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of brown sugar, pumpkin, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of pumpkin, malt, and spice flavors; with a great malt sweetness/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial pumpkin ale. All around good balance and complexity of malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: Spooky Tooth was a darker copper color with a small white head on top that dissipated quickly leaving a thin ring on top with minimal lacing.

S: Pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, cloves, with some bready malt and a little toffee.

T: The taste was actually a little boring, some more pumpkin pie spices with some faint bready/graham malt.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Decent, but I preferred Phantom Pumpkin over the imperial version.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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 stakem
4.13/5  rDev +7%
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 WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Spooky Tooth Imperial Pumpkin from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 77.3% out of 100 with 481 ratings
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