UDBeernut (1477) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
when does a beer stop becoming a pumpkin based one and one based on cinnamon? this one begs the question as the cinnamon notes over ride any as-semblance of pumpkin, slight roast. enjoyable but false advertising, score adjusted as so.
tapthis (79) - Baytown, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a strong cinnamon taste and smell to it. Poored a dark brown color with a quarter inch head. Tastes like a sweet pumpkin pie.
nittanyjim (50) - - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark....black...with a thin medium tan head. Chocolate and pumpkin nose. Very complex...pumpkin, bitter chocolate, cinnamon. Would be a bit better if it was less bitter. Nice carbonation, but very creamy/smooth.
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler, filled 9/12 - drunk last night. Poured a dark, almost black color, with a off white head. Aroma is roasted malts, really roasted - like a chocolate campfire. Cinnamon, pumpkin, roasted. Not a lot of pumpkin character here unfortunately.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
09/28/13 Big cinnamon to sweet cream scent. Pretty pour, tan head over a rich dark body. Medium slim feel. The taste is dominated by cinnamon with some pumpkin and roasty stout qualities coming through near the finish. Overall, I would have like a more balanced flavor with a bigger pumpkin presence. This came across more like Hoppin Frog Christmas Ale than a pumpkin ale.
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umich03jm (1575) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from trade with michaelinwa. Pours black with a small foamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Really nice fresh pumpkin pie aroma including cinnamon, pumpkin, graham cracker and some light chocolate. Taste is a great mix of dark chocolate with pumpkin pie. Light sweetness with a moderate bitter, cocoa finish. Thin to medium body. Overall, a tad thin but tastes delicious.
KKBreakaway (4) - marysville, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
smell of cinnamon and chocolate, sweet pumpkin beginning and roasted malt after taste
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is nearly black, thick khaki head. Nose is immediate cinnamon, heavy malt, pumpkin. Taste is a slight bitter, heavier body with sweet notes at times as well. Thick feel, finishes very smooth with a lingering taste. Phenomenal beer, Elysian continues to impress.
chuckstout (234) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of cinnamon in the aroma. Pours a dark black with a mocha colored head that resides slowly leaving good lacing. Cinnamon, earth, dark chocolate, roast medium bodied with some warming. Tasty night capper.
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap. Black, goods lacing, light head, tan, fantastic aroma, punkin pie. Tastes just a tad weird, is this the first brew? Still it has kind of an oaky taste, as if you got into the woods and lost your way out. Toasty and oaky big time & graham cracker a tiny bit cocoa nibs, heavy brewdog. Nice palate, clean for the style. Not sure that pumpkin melds with toasted pumpkin seeds.