philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 IBU’s? (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.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 didn’t 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.
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
notalush (4823) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2010 - probably one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve 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.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF! Really enjoyed this one. Extremely interesting. Definitely taste the pumpkin spice influence accompanied by dark rich chocolate, caramel, and toffee. The nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin sweetness add a nice complex finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holding up nicely, spicy cinnamon, raw pumpkin and chocolate chili peppers. Jet syrupy black, thick dense tan head, fizzy bubbles are trapped inside. More cocoa, spongy fleshy middle, faint heat from the cinnamon in the finish. Gritty. Solid sweet stout, accented by the spice and vegetable.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours deep darkness with mahogany edges and thin tan head. The aroma has roasty malts, sweet toffee, mild chocolate and a touch of burnt malts. The taste is roasty to burnt malts and then picking up mild notes of sweet black licorice mixing with a thin layer of pumpkin. It ends with dark to burnt malts slowly covering over the mild pumpkin and cinnamon notes.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours midnight color with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, coffee, spice, pumpkin, and some dark fruit. Flavor is roast, bold pumpkin with background spice, earth, and licorice. Medium bodied and lingering spice, roast, and licorice into the finish.
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
pours black, thin tan head.
aroma, nice pumpkin spices, roasted malts and chocolate.
flavors, pumpkin is moderate, light notes of coffee and roasted malts. Grainy finish, with lingering cinnamon presence. Good beer, too bad the pumpkin was a little in hindsight.