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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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.

Previously 6.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours dark black with a swirling tan head. Nose is cinnamon, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, and Ginger. The taste is chocolate, slight bitter hops, pumpkin, cinnamon, and pie spices. The mouthfeel was very creamy, slightly thick, and the legs were moderate. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2010
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.

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