GMCC2181 (1561) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via SL... Light black in color, decent little head that faded quickly. Nose of spices, pumpkin, roasted malts... Taste is ashy and chalky? As is warmed up the spices and pumkin came through but still have the chalky taste in my mind.... Medium body on the thinner side for a stout. Overall: Not bad but probably wouldnt get it again
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Another pumpkin beer I’ve been dying to try. I’ve never found pumpkin matched well in a stout, and this beer is no different. The malts are just too overpowering here, which takes away from any of the pumpkin flavor. That being, it’s still a pretty decent stout by itself. Buy it if it’s on the shelf but don’t trade away for it and expect to get blown away.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hearty roasted malt body. Smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate and hearty cookies. Rich pumpkin profile with highlights of toffee and fruit. Moderate pie spice character. This is the direction I would like to see more Pumpkin beers go. Great stuff.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black color. Great aromatics showing the pumpkin and lots of roasted autumnal spice. Full bodied with roasted stout character and hints of pumpkin and fall root vegetables on the back of the palate. Subtle finish.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a medium brown head, and some lacing.
smell is of cocoa, slight pumpkin, some spice, and a touch of vanilla.
taste is smooth, chocolaty, cinnamon, a little nutmeg, and some pumpkin. ends smooth and the pumpkin flavor does not overpower the taste.
ACHops (1030) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours thick inky brown with a substantial mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is roasty malts and a hint of sweetish pumpkin. Taste is big, rich, lightly charred chocolate malts. Pumpkin really only shows on the finish, and is light. Fruity hops provide bitterness throughout that lingers a bit. The pumpkin is a nice touch, but this is just an excellent rich chocolate stout. These guys own pumpkin beers. Elysian:pumpkin beers = Stone:IPAs. This increased availability this year is a great sign, glad more people will get a chance to try it.
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, pumpkin, chocolate and peat
Taste: Roasted malts, pumpkin, spices and some bitterness
A real nice beer.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by arminjewell. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, raisin, cookie and nutty malt. Flavor is roast malt with chocolate notes, pumpkin, spices, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation.
Steve_0 (3584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dan’s courtesy of Armin. Thanks man!! Pour is deep brown with a brown head and good lacing. Pie crust, cocoa, nutmeg, spice, sweet potatoes, light peat, and licorice in the aroma. Taste is lightly roasted, heavy spice, marshmallow, soy, peat, and wood, with really no pumpkin characteristics showing up in the flavor. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is... well I’m indifferent. Lots of roasty flavors. Lots of pumpkin pie spice. maybe a bit of pumpkin. First dark pumpkin I’ve had. Aroma is rarely great on a pumpkin beer, but the flavor on this... the darkness... is pretty awesome. Nice combo.