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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1477) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tapthis (79) - Baytown, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (50) - - SEP 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1575) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KKBreakaway (4) - marysville, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
smell of cinnamon and chocolate, sweet pumpkin beginning and roasted malt after taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chuckstout (234) - Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
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.

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