We set out to make a bold monument for The King of the Pumpkins! This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier and more "caramelly" and "pumpkiny" than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove, giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor.
This truly is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream.
Pairings: Turkey, roasted duck, lamb, stuffing, root vegetables, hearty pastas and harvest foods. Also pairs well with spiced and cream desserts. Pairs with comte and gruyere cheeses.
Pours a rich russet amber color with a tan head. Moderate aromas of spice, baked pumpkin slices, warm apple cider and fresh ground nutmeg. The mouth, medium-weight and robust, is loaded with strong spice; cardamom dominates the palate while clove and cinnamon prevail on the finish. Medium carbonation with a subtle hop presence despite the Imperial designation. A very clean finish considering all of the spiced notes, and very drinkable.