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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Nice black pour with a thin ring of tan head. Mild baking spice on the nose, with a subdued nuttiness and a bit of lightly soured milky/roasty malt. Taste is smooth roastiness, building towards the end into a chalky roastiness with espresso notes, cinnamon, and a dry mellow ashiness. A little bit watery, but still a soft fluffy body. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4725) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
22 ounce bottle pours a cola black color, aromas of all spice, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavors are roasted malt, but the pumpkin steals the show, pumpkin and allspice is all you get, overpowering at times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Dark black, little tan head. Smells like chocolate and spice. Taste is spicy and a bit sour. Had this on tap before, and having it on bottle now, I know this doesn’t age well. It is a great beer when it’s first released. TREAT is still way better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Pailhead. Pours opaque black, with a thin tan ring of foam around the outside of my glass. Aroma is cinnamon, with a bit of roasty chocolate. Body is full, flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, and smooth chocolate. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2650) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
On tap at the Falling Rock Tap House during GABF.
Aroma: nutty, pumpkin, pie spices, roasted malts
Taste: malty, pumpkin, nuts, pie spices, roasted malts
This is one of my favorite beers. I have yet to have another pumpkin beer that is this well balanced and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1427) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a modest khaki head in this tulip; mild, spotty lacing is present here. The nose is roasted pumpkin seeds, chocolate - the flavor profile is roasty pumpkin notes, pumpkin seeds, chocolate malts, with a hint of licorice, and a bit of bitter hop profile. This is a fairly nice pumpkin stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2011
There is definitely some real pumpkin flesh and sweet, seedy aroma as this opens up, some burnt bitterness and rich roast too. In the mouth it is milky and sweet with toasty seed flavour very apparent. It has a sparkle of Anchor OSA about it but just misses the mark. A really delicious beer, it has many of characteristics that made me fall in love with stouts to begin with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bomber thanks to SuzyGreenberg. Pours black with a 1 finger, lumpy tan head that has good retention. Aroma is big on roast, pumpkin, cinnamon, the pumpkin seeds are noticeable, but not really a huge component, earthy leaves and a little char. Flavor is roast, chocolate, licorice, char, pumpkin, slightly hot cinnamon, pumpkin seeds definitely play a bigger part here, burnt sugar, spicy and bitter citrus hops make a little showing near the finish. Palate is medium bodied, slick and a little sticky on entry, medium carbonation and has an abrupt tannin like astringency to the finish. Tasty stuff, it could use a little help on the body, but I found it delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours with a black body with a tan head. Roasty aromas of chocolate, biscuit, tobacco and cinnamon. Flavors are medium sweet, spicy, and a bit dry. On the bitter side of things. Medium bubbles, cinnamon and spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3124) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours black with dark brown highlights. Aroma of pumpkin, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavor of pumpkin, roasted malt, chocolate and hint of cinnamon. Great beer!

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