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Brewed at the Elysian on Capitol Hill. a perennial favorite, brewed with Great Western pale, Crisp 77 Crystal, Munich, Cara-Vienne, roasted, chocolate and Special B malts with roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash. Pumpkin in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Saaz and crushed cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate (1299) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2010
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. Im 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 12, 2010
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
This is the first time Ive 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2010
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 its got better texture and is more dynamic in flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5369) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at TCBF, pours black with a tan head. Aroma and flavour of pumpkin, spices (nutmeg) and roasted malt. Really well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Elysian Brewing Company--ELYSIAN DARK O THE MOON Pumpkin Stout--Stout Brewed With Pumpkin And Pumpkin Seeds And With Cinnamon Added--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 20 IBUs? (3.75 / 5.0) Thick dark pour. No sediment. Thin mild lace light coffee head. Dark ruby obsidian black color. Interesting mild hop chocolate cinnamon front. Rich sweet roasted fruit pumpkin silky smooth complex stout body. Dry clean cinnamon spice lingering malty end. Mellows with warming. Sampled 10/3/2010. Purchased For $7.49 @ The Ballard Market 10/3/2010.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2010
On tap @ Parkway for David v. Goliath. Opaque brown-black pour with a short tan head and minimal lace. Cinnamon nose is overpowering and continues to the finish and past. Sweet, chocolate, heavy body with a smooth, oily mouth feel. Not much pumpkin, be advised - more like a French Toast Stout. I like French toast. Very interesting and different for an autumn stout, but a pint is more than enough for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a short, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up bittersweet chocolate and pumpkin meat with accents of vanilla, cinnamon, and charred roast.. sweeter on the back of the nose and very intriguing. The flavor found similar chocolates all the way through, also imparting some roasty bitterness on the edges and finish.. pumpkin was subtle, but there, complementing the chocolate well.. cinnamon really showed on the finish.. the only thing I didnt like so much was aspartame-like sweetening on the back-end and finish. Medium-bodied and sweet overall with low-ish carbonation.. great use of roast in there.. not the greatest flow, but it was an interesting brew nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3453) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle thanks to IBrew2or3: Poured a black color with a brown head. Aroma is a mix of spices, pumpkin, and roasted malts. Taste is very festive with spicy pumpkin and yet has roasted chocolate to give it that stout blend. Very interesting brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4638) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
GABF 2010 - probably one of the best pumpkin beers Ive had - the chocolate and richness of the malt is complimented but not overpowered by spicy cinnamon, roasty nutmeg, moderate pumpkin flavor - a bit of vanilla flavor on the tail end - lingering cinnamon and very light smokiness - fall in a glass.

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