lightbias (446) - USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 poured into a stout glass offers a dark abyss in a glass topped with a minimal, latte-colored head. The aroma is heavy nutmeg, cinnamon and is slightly nutty. I tip the glass for a first sip expecting nothing but spices, but am surprised by the depth of the flavor. I feel the cinnamon on the tip of my tongue, the nutmeg on the sides, but there’s a nice, dark, cocoa foundation holding everything together. Not over-spiced at all, lightly bitter with a short-lived and fairly dry finish. The carbonation is heavy enough to carry the brew, and maybe a little more than I am appreciating, but still not over the top.
This is the first solid pumpkin beer I’ve tried, and am excited that it was an Elysian. A good pumpkin stout!
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
LARGE TAN HEAD DARK POUR MILD CARBONATION AROMAS CINNAMON PLENTY OF RICH MALT CHOCOLATE SPICY PUMPKIN THE FLAVOURS SWEET ROAST PUMPKIN LOTS OF CINNAMON IS PERHAPS TOO MUCH CHOCOLATE COCOA NOT THAT MUCH TO THE STOUT ALTHOUGH THE CINNAMON IS OVERBEARING KNOKING THE OTHER FLAVOURS OUT THAT IS THE PROBLEM AT THE FINISH A PITY
mar (5226) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a khaki head. Cinnamon, spice, pumpkin, roasted malts, and nutmeg. Easy palate, spice, pumpkin, nutmeg, roasted malts, smooth finish.
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is herbal, spiced and roasted malty. Caramelish. Spiced, soapy, toasted malty and herbal. Bitter and dry roasted finish.
stevoj (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cinnamon seems to be the dominant factor, in both aroma and taste. A little nutmeg is also obvious. These two flavors mostly obscure the stout underneath, but also blends nicely. Overly smooth, slightly savory, and all around nice fall seasonal.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate chip cookie with a touch of pumpkin and spice. Flavor has lots of chocolate, touch of roasted malts, and just the right amount of pumpkin, not overdoing it. Medium body with a lingering chocolate roasted malts. Excellent pumpkin beer and stout!
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Opaque black with a firm foamy cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, coffee, pumpkin, cola, earth, dry leaves, tobacco, some graham cracker.
T: Bitter and sweet, leaning heavily towards the first.
M: Medium - heavy body. Chalky.
O: Better than Punkuccino. Could actually use more sweetness on this one. Too much cinnamon as well.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black, hints of deep brown around the edges with a mocha head. Aroma of cinnamon and slight chocolate. Taste is cinnamon with a nice chocolate presence. Some other pumpkin pie spice as well, only a trace of pumpkin though. Yummy stout, but misses the mark. Body is right for the ABV.
conway (2210) - - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with thin tan head. Aroma is straight pumpkin bread. Taste follows pretty closely and adds some roasted malt. Thin sticky mouthfeel. Eh.
mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rattle ’n’ Hum, NYC tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, pumpkin, and cinnamon. This has a very unique taste. It is nice and full bodied. The spiciness gives this a nice taste throughout. I don’t know if I really tasted much of the pumpkin seeds for example. However, this was a pretty unique stout.