ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark clear brown/red pour with a thin white head. Aroma is cinnamon. That's about it. Flavor is sharp, spicy and bitter. Cinnamon overwhelms. Sharp and almost acrid. Not very pleasant.
Travlr (13246) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Ed, thanks very much! Hazy amber color, white edge head. Aroma is like snorting pure cinnamon, it overwhelms all else. Taste is similar.
CampesinoTino (781) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Appearance is a dark rusted orange and gold color with a thin cap of beige foam. Aroma is predominately cinnamon, graham cracker and pumpkin spice. The flavor is equally strong on the cinnamon and spice notes in addition to some brown sugar, pie crust and pumpkin filling. The body is mildly creamy with medium carbonation and a heavily spiced, alcohol warming finish. Overall, the cinnamon dominates throughout while the pumpkin flavor is rather subtle. Enjoyable but a little over-spiced at times.
poisoneddwarf (1760) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated two nights ago as part of our annual pumpkin beer night. Bomber bought at Yokes Spokane Valley, thanks Anderson01! Pours hazy orange with a collapsing beige head. Aroma consists of nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is sweet and meaty with a lightly dry bitter finish. Taste is nice and full of pumpkin pie flavor. Bittering hops start to reveal themselves in the finish after warming up a little. A really good pumpkin beer, but it’s not pushing any boundaries like most of the beers in the Apocalypse series by Elysian.
blushing_crow (12) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a very sweet and spicy pumpkin taste while drinking. Smells like it tastes. Good aftertaste as well. Thoroughly enjoyable.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - pours cloudy brown-orange with smallish white-tan, bubbly head, diminishing with no real lacing. Aromas of peppers, clove, spice, and slightly sour fruit. Medium-light palate with cool tastes, finishing slightly metallic with cinnamon notes. Tastes of creamy orange, nuts, pumpkin becomes more apparent as it warms. Ok, but a bit cool on the flavor profile for a seasonal for my taste.
anderson01 (210) - Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel-colored with a head that disappeared rather quickly. Spotty lacing. Pumpkin aroma. Cinnamon overpowered the aroma. Salty sweet taste. Vanilla hints with a cinammon finish. Medium- bodied beer with a slick texture. Not a bad pumpkin beer. Would definitely buy again.
brenn79 (1578) - Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orange with a thin off white head that reduces to a collar. The aroma is spices and pumpkin, this is more pumpkin pie aroma and less raw pumpkins. The taste is creamy, pumpkin pie, smooth as hell, there is a nuttiness to it. Body is medium, carbonation is moderately high. Overall I was impressed, I really dug the pumpkin pie taste, I can’t get enough of that.
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at South Philly Taproom. Pours a cooper with thin tan head and lacing. Nose of cinnamon. Big cinnamon taste, nutmeg, cloves, allspice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sarlacc83 (942) - Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz draft at Belmont Station.
A: Reddened copper with a cloud-covered head. Looks fantastic.
N: Cinnamon graham crackers with extra cinnamon. Hints of nutmeg. The pumpkin is hidden underneath.
T: Cinnamon sugar, bread, and alcohol. Some cola flavorings. Not quite up to Elysian’s normal standards as the spices dominate the pumpkin.
M: Somewhat thin, relatively speaking. Wish the pumpkin lent more body.
O: Recommendable for the pumpkin completist or those who like cinnamon hearts. Everyone else will probably be disappointed.