neepsntatties (1023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elysianís Great Pumpkin Fest 2011. Colour... jet black with a thick tan head. Nose... bonfire, dark chocolate and sweet spice. Palate... delicately frothy with a massive wave of char ash then plenty of dark chocolate, hints of coffee, oak and pie spice. Not much squash, but I did like what I was tasting.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Elysian GPBF #4. Black color with a tan head. Nice earthy pumpkin, squash aromas with dark roast, chocolate. Medium body. Very nice raw earthy pumpkin, squash flavors with milk chocolate, dark roast malts--not really any spices in the smell or taste--great fuckin punkin brew
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Elysianís Great Pumpkin Beer Fest... Poured dark as night with a thing head. Iím going against the grain here as this was one of my least favorites at the fest. I thought all the ashy, roast malts, and loads of toasted, caramel-like sweetness really clashed with the pumpkin. At least on my palate.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GPBF 2011 Ė Elysian Brewing Ė Seattle, WA
Dark Black in color, thin head with a great dark malt and strong toffee and roasty tobacco aroma. This was a thick mother with a wonderful flavor. Light with Pumpkin this was still a wonderful imperial stout.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GPBF. Pours nearly jet black with a bit of graininess; big gorgeous dense creamy dark tan head. Very much an impy stout. Big sweet roasty nose showing chocolate and the earthiness and caramelized squash quality from the pumpkin mash. Creamy medium body, plenty of lively carb. Big beer but active and almost quenching (relative to the size and abv). Thereís definitely a dark spiciness to it, though the brewery claims none used--could be a caramelized quality coming through from gourd skin? Tough to say. Finishes with a bit of pepperiness. One of the GPBF beers of the year.