brenn79 (1414) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours black with a thin tan creamy head, aroma is spicy pumpkin pie and cinnamon. The flavor is chocolate with pumpkin added and lots of cinnamon, there is a bitterness to the taste as well. The palate is creamy, full bodied, medium carbonation, overall a tasty beer, but could use less bitterness.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkin and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkin, light roastiness and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering cinnamon finish.
poisoneddwarf (1603) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into snifter. Beer #3 in our Halloween pumpkin beer tasting. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head. Nice toasted pumpkin pie aroma. Taste is very pumpkin pie with cinnamon the dominant flavor. Pretty high carbonation for a stout; medium-bodied. Different and good.
Cavie (3637) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Very dark brown color, white bubbles. Aroma is fresh spice, some chocolate and almost a candied bubble gum nose. Flavor is also a gummy sweet flavor. Dark malts with some pumpkin spice. Pretty tasty.
blutt59 (5999) - 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 (677) - 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 I’ve ever had. Smells like ginger bread and tastes like heaven. A beer so rare they wouldn’t let me fill up a growler to take home (and it’s not offered at Elysian downtown). Can’t 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 ’10. 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 isn’t sold in mn, or i would have a cellar full of this brew.
deyholla (5917) - 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 (1094) - 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 Elysian’s 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 (1298) - 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. I’m 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.