Imperial Pumpkin
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Imperial PumpkinImperial Pumpkin
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #2,101
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #31,691
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 14.13%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
288
From:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
  16
Gots
  53
SCORE
86
Very Good
Imperial PumpkinImperial Pumpkin
Notes:
Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 288 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by thehooksman:
Photo of thehooksman
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Holding this up to the light, you CAN see through it. It isn't a usual stout black, but a beautiful dark red-brown. Would be a great appearance, but there was no head whatsoever.

The aroma is excellent, boasting big spice notes and dark fruit. It definitely smells like pumpkin pie baking in the oven. No real hop profile here.

The flavor is where I lose this one. It doesn't back up the aromas very well and is way too sweet. A lot of alcohol in the flavor. Take this brew in small amounts from a glass for strong ales. Don't make my mistake and pour yourself a pint.

The mouthfeel is nice: very rich and smooth, rather full body, and nice heat from the alcohol, but not over powering.

This isn't bad and I'd have it again. But I'll have it in small amounts for sipping. Otherwise it's just way too sweet.

 810 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of jes167
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the stronger pumpkin ales at 10.5 abv. Rich, dark color with a nice thin head. Very drinkable with notes of chocolate and caramel and pumpkin spice goodness. definitely a keeper. I plan to cellar this one.

 212 characters

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of HuskyHawk
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KG710
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TheOldMachines
4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmfoley1975
4.92/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of Mfbda1daonly
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Very faint pumpkin taste. The spices overwhelm the pallet. Nothing special, probably won't try again.

101 characters

Photo of msf55
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of IanMcGuire
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Jeff_Benson
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Jc0p
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of blackmathdavey
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Therealfootball
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Spreetaper
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Nickcal
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Eric_Leon
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jdhilt
2.8/5  rDev -25.3%

Pours a two finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Nearly black opaque color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Strong pumpkin pie nose and flavor is disappointing with a weird medicinal pumpkin and spicy. High ABV is hidden. Better pumpkins out there like Long Trail's. $5.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

 351 characters

Photo of Rdbacteriumsosour
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of oberon
2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I have really liked the big pumpkin stouts I have had so far this season.Pours nearly jet black except for a tinge of brown when held to the light,a half finger beige head atop.Nutmeg and clove stand out most in the nose along light alcohol and molasses-like sweetness,downhill from here.Somewhat fizzy and much lighter than expected in the mouth with harsh over spiced flavors and some stinging alcohol in the finish.Wow I have to say I was expecting something much better here...might be a drain pour.

 503 characters

Photo of Libre
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of far333
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark chestnut colored with a thick beige head that rises up frothy and bubbly, then slowly settles out. Low aroma of vegetal notes and spice. Rich flavor upfront, malty with caramel notes, some toffee, then a sharp intrusion of nutmeg and clove. No cinnamon, no pumpkin. Good mouthfeel, rich and full, but it can't salvage this one for me. Way too spicy and a bit one-dimensional.

 380 characters

Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Vermonthiker
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Imperial Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 288 ratings