blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, via trade with scrizz, dark brown velvety color with pumpkin seed, allspice and cinnamon aroma, flavor is pumpkin and cocoa with slight vegetal finish
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. from Tangletown. Whoo boy! Quite possibly the best, most flavorful beer Iíve ever had. Smells like ginger bread and tastes like heaven. A beer so rare they wouldnít let me fill up a growler to take home (and itís not offered at Elysian downtown). Canít praise it highly enough.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampled at GABF í10. pours midnight black, head cannot be determined in a 1 oz pour. nose is dark roast and pumpkin, mouthfeel is thick and oily. taste is almost more pumpkin and spices on the front before the roast and burnt malts kick in. definately one of the best beers sampled on that wonderful evening. too bad elysian isnít sold in mn, or i would have a cellar full of this brew.
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured black with a brown head that dissipated to the edges slowly. Aroma was full of dark grains, some roast, some pumpkin and barley any spice that usually accompanies pumpkin. Flavor was a nice combination of dark grains and pumpkin with a light backing spice that balanced nicely.
neepsntatties (1035) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Elysianís Great Pumpkin Fest (Oct. 2010). Colour... very dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose... redolent of pie spice and roasted squash. Palate... tangy, sharply bitter and edgy with burnt brown sugar, burnt squash, and dark chocolate with a looong roasty finish. Dang nice stuff, but seems like some cellaring would be beneficial to round off the sharp edges.
CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Elysian, on Pike Street. Thin head sitting on top of a nice opaque black body. This beer looks pretty good. I think it has the perfect look. This has a lovely pumpkin and cinnamon aroma. Small bits of chocolate and graham cracker poke through and hit my nostrils. Damn, this beer smells quite good. There is this off bitterness at first that gets in the way, but after that, there is an awesome cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavor. The hops get in the way. Iím sorry, they should have taken it easy on the hops on this one. Plus, the beer is quite thin, texture-wise. The aroma and appearance are promising, but the other factors are lacking. Overall, this is a great beer, but some parts of it are lacking.
luttonm (1767) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Pours deep hearty brown stout, light tan head. Nose is cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar ... ginger snap cookie! Body is nicely roasty and filling, lots of sweet herb/veggie coming through. Spritely and refreshing which balances a strong bitter/veggie taste. pretty interesting and well done
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the first time Iíve encountered a pumpkin stout. This has a Black pour with a thin white head, aroma of char, chocolate, a whiff of pie spice. Char, coffee, and roasty chocolate flavor with a little pumpkin peeking through the middle, pie spice on the finish, all on a moderately rich body. Nice, not as dominated by pumpkin as their more widespread pumpkin beer, Night Owl.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of spice, chocolate and pumpkin. Taste has lots of chocolate malt sweetness with some spice. I just drank a pumking and this has nothing on the true pumpkin taste of that beer. In all fairness this is obviously a completely different style. I knew the dark malts would make the pumpkin less of the star in the beer. Very smooth, not overly sweet, some roasty bitterness. Actually more drinkable than the pumking since itís got better texture and is more dynamic in flavor.
mcberko (4845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at TCBF, pours black with a tan head. Aroma and flavour of pumpkin, spices (nutmeg) and roasted malt. Really well done.