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RATINGS: 283   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bomber. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a small, foamy head of dark brown foam. Thin sheeting breaks apart into scattered, minimal lacing spots. Aromas start out with a malty base of dark chocolate and caramel sweetness, hinting at nougat, with a nice amount of countering coffee roast and a bit of earthen hoppiness. Pumpkin comes across quite subtly, though it is distinct, and it is more of the fleshy variety than the drier, more vegetal profile present in most pumpkin beers. Flavors are again very well balanced, showing just a bit of fresh pumpkin sweetness to go along with the dark chocolate and caramel-coffee roast. The palate is best described as mellow and smooth, with medium-plus stature and a bit of sweetness on the back end that falls shy of sticky or cloying. Pretty damn solid brew, and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - APR 1, 2010
Spicy aroma with some distinct alcohol notes. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Flavors of roasted and burnt malts, very light pumpkin and some sweetness like canned pumpkin pie filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (930) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is of pumpkin, spice, malt, and chocolate. Taste is of pumpkin and spice. There is chocolate in it as well, which was a little surprising. Malt backbone evens the brew out. Has a sharp alcohol presence. Very light bodied and easy drinking. Lingering spice taste. As far as pumpkin beers go, this was a solid one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks to KFInn!!! - Pours thick and almost black with a small tan head...aroma is roast and bitter cocoa, definite pleasant squash presence, very little spice at all...flavour is similar, bitter chocolate, pumpkin, dk malt...still almost no spice with in my opinion is a terrific change from most other pumpkin brews, just roasted goodness and a nice vegetal presence...finish is a lingering coffee/anise/cocoa trifecta with some residual char bitterness...this rocked!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown creamy head and a nice lace. Aroma is mostly cinnamon and chocolate, with some nuttiness and dried fruits. Flavor is chocolate, roast, cinnamon, and nuts. Full bodied with smooth, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Black, large beige head, foamy, sticky lacing.   Soft spicy nose, nutmeg, cinnamon, with underlying roasted malts and lactose.   Spicy on the tongue, aformentioned spices, a little pumkin and roasted malts.   Good balance.   A little tart and a little sweet.   Underlying Stout isnt that big.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tiz fairly smooth.   Spiciness lingers, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spices.   Lingering sweetness.   More of a spiced beer than a stout.   However it is very welcomed.   Not too many do this style, which makes it all the more intriguing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Trade bottle from DA. Poured a dark brown with bubbly toasted brown head. Aroma was cinnamon with hints of chocolate and pumpkin. Taste was chocolate, nutty, and roasty. Pallet was medium and silky. Overall very enjoyable. I was expecting more pumpkin taste though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
This poured a very dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma was very dark roasted malts, some chcol;ate, and pumpkin flesh. Flavor was thick and dark roasted malts, some sweet chocolate and espresso, and a nice pumpkin flesh taste on the finish, not artificial spices here at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2009
22 oz bottle from Eric. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dark roasted grains, vanilla and a very light pumpkin. The flavor is all stout, roasted bittersweet chocolate, the pumpkin is very faint and more of just a bit of vegetable taste. Full body with mild carbonation and a thick mouth feel. This is a great stout, the pumpkin is very faint, still a solid beer. Thanks again Eric.

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