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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of heavy cinnamon, pie crust, pumpkin, cocoa and nutmeg. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla, spice, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Cinnamon overtakes all flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Strong pumpkin flavors without much of the strong spices. Fairly smooth. Not a bad beer but the strong choclatly flavors dont have a big role, actually finishes slightly bitter with hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (301) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured from a bomber. Very black with a medium creamy head. Nose is roasty and heavy cinnamon. Pumpkin is subtle, the stout is chocolatey and earthy. Reminds me of burnt cinnamon toast. A unique pumpkin beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3632) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Dates on Elysian beers? Right on. Way to go, Elysian - stamped bottom left corner of the bottle - "pkg 09/03/14." This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a slim finger’s worth of off white to tan foamy head. Light lacing traced around the glass in a slight foamy way. The smell started off with a decent strong cinnamon pop over top of a light silky smooth chocolate coated pumpkin spice. This followed through on the taste in a sweet sticky fashion. On the palate, this one runs over in a sweet to spicy and sticky cinnamon over my tongue. It’s about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good pumpkin beer to have again, though not as stout like as I had wished for. Still worthy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (197) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours opaque black tan head, huge cinnamon heart aroma. Flavor light bready malt, lots of cinnamon very spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (557) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan smallish tan head which lingers......aroma is nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin fruit......taste is a bit of a spice bomb.....with heavy nutmeg, vanilla, coffee, pumpkin fruit, minor bittering in the finish, and lingering cinnamon and nutmeg which sort of overwhelms. Perhaps it should have set another month to mellow out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
bottle, pours a deep thick oily black with a nice tan head and laces well. Nose is very pleasant pumpkin, cinnamon, espresso. Taste is a bit overpowered by the cinnamon to me, it leaves a bit of a dry chalky aftertaste, but overall it’s pretty awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 27, 2014
From a tap at the brewery.The pour is a very dark red with a minimum white head. The cinnamon is a little over powerfully but there is a lot pumpkin notes with chocolate, and roasted malt characteristic. It’s good

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 had after night owl and great pumpkin. compared to those 2, the pumpkin presence is hardly there, you really have to work for it. in addition, all spices but the cinnoman are absent. that said, eleysian makes good stout, and this is no excpetion. an excellent roasty choclate bitter stout with a light dash of pumpkin and spice. as a pumpkin beer, a near miss, but as a beer or stout, quite nice."

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