Lakefront Brewery – Imperial Pumpkin

Lakefront Brewery - Imperial Pumpkin

Lakefront BreweryImperial Pumpkin

Imperial Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 9.5%
IBU: 20
Bottled on: 8/20/15
Tasting on: 11/1/15
Glass: Snifter

Aroma: Overtones of pumpkin and subtle pumpkin pie spices. Undertones of oak and vanilla. 9/10

Appearance: Deep amber. Off-white head with good retention. Excellent clarity. 9.5/10

Flavor: Minor hop bitterness in the beginning followed by malt, moderate sweetness and a hint of pumpkin in the middle. Light pumpkin pie spices and a subtle hop bitterness in the end. Vanilla and malt sweetness linger in the aftertaste.  18.5/20

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with moderate-low carbonation. Viscous alcohol coats the throat but is not hot. 9/10

Overall Impression: Subtle but distinct pumpkin and spices that are rounded out well by the barrel-aging and vanilla addition. 46.5/50

Final Score: 93% = A-

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