shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with a diminishing head of off white cream. Aroma was strangely familiar but I could only identify the pumpkin spice, light roast, and dark sugar. It was suggested that the aroma was slightly overcooked banana bread and molasses, which I completely agree with. The flavors are well blended and cohesive. Another very special beer from Elysian.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: pours dark brown with no real head formation and only a ring of tan foam with a mirrored center. No lace.
S: Hops, dark malts, some cinnamon, some coffe tones.
T: Tastes like a stout with some cinnamon. Some hops, some oats, some coffee some malted milk. Meh, okay.
M: Full bodied with lower carbonation. Dry finish.
O: Well, this is a beer with cinnamon, not a pumpkin stout. Although this is a good beer, it is a stout, not a pumpkin beer.
Serving type: bottle
Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very dark brown with a frothy dark tan head. The nose reminds me of over baked pumpkin bread. The flavor has some dark, roasted malt notes paired up with a pumpkin pie. Full bodied with a lingering finish. One of the best pumpkin beers I had this year.
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. on tap. Opaque deep mahogany with a lasting creamy film of bubbles. Aroma is pie spice with cocoa and a hint of pumpkin. Taste is cocoa, lightly tart dark berry, pie spices and some baked pumpkin. Medium body is balanced, slightly watery as so to be drinkable and has average carbonation.
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Off White Head, Passes No Light, Some Lacing
S: Dark Roasted Malts, Coffee, Cinnamon
T: Coffee, Dark Roasted Malts, Cinnamon, Mild Pumpkin
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty powerful stout with very minimal pupmkin taste to it at all.
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Big cinnamon nose. Loads of cinnamon with pumpkin and dark roasted malt highlights. Slightly bitter in the finish. A little thin in the body with an average mouthfeel.
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity weak roasted malty spicy pumpkin aroma. Slightly roasted malty spicy pumpkin flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy pumpkin finish with hints of chocolate and cinnamon in the aftertaste.
BuckeyeBoy (2603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at bier 30. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Aroma is over the top spice nutmeg cardamom pumpkin roast and some dark roast. Taste is as the nose over the top pumpkin spice. It was to much I didn’t even drink half the glass. I guess this fall I have come to the conclusion I am not a pumpkin beer fan after all.
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Courtesy of Shin Tommy. Split with Shin and Bean. Pours deep, deep chestnut in light, black without, with a tan, smooth head. Aroma is pure pumpkin, cinnamon, toasted pumpkin seeds, and some hints of coffee and red pepper. Taste is dark chocolate, freshly gutted pumpkin, toasted pumpkin seed, roasted coffee, cinnamon, and some hints of spice and cream. I typically don’t enjoy stouts much anymore, but this beer is really special. Extremely well crafted, unique, and delicious.
mbgrayson (520) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very, very dark, with tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice ( cinnamon), and malt. Taste of pumpkin and spices predominate. Dark and rich. Fairly good, but too strong of pumpkin flavor for me.
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