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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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%.

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 On tap @ Chucks 85th. Pours thick inky brown with a substantial mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is roasty malts and a hint of sweetish pumpkin. Taste is big, rich, lightly charred chocolate malts. Pumpkin really only shows on the finish, and is light. Fruity hops provide bitterness throughout that lingers a bit. The pumpkin is a nice touch, but this is just an excellent rich chocolate stout. These guys own pumpkin beers. Elysian:pumpkin beers = Stone:IPAs. This increased availability this year is a great sign, glad more people will get a chance to try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1776) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2016
A good pumpkin stout overall. Pours a nice thick black with a brown head. Smells of cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is very creamy, with vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon upfront, followed by a bit of pumpkin and some bitter coffee in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (721) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Man these guys know how to make a pumpkin beer. Pours black with thick tan head. Awesome aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa. Flavors similar to nose with some nice pumpkin spice. Roasted malts compliment the spice to make a very well balanced spiced beer. Definitely one of the best pumpkin beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bomber pours dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma is bomb, big pumpkin pie spice, backed up by roast and chocolate. The flavor is also great, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, mildly sweet chocolate and coffee malts. Medium-full bodied and smooth on the feel. Really solid offering, have to admit I like it even though its technically BMC. If there was peach in here, those Budweiser clowns would disavow it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
2016-09-22. Black body, large foamy tan head and lace. 4+ Aroma has a good amount of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin that may be real or inferred. Notes of what I think is nutmeg, ginger and light cocoa. Hints of gingerbread. Flavour is pleasant, moderate bitterness throughout, muted dusty cocoa, sweet dark malt base and similar spice character as in the aroma. Nutmeg, cinnamon. Lingering spice in the aftertaste.Palate is silky smooth yet somewhat lighter bodied than my preference , pleasant effervescent carbonation. I quite like it - Very glad I bought it despite the non-optimal bottle date. 8/5/8/4/16+ Bottle at Premier Gourmet, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1385) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Dark black color it ha large tan head that disappates quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, pumpkin and cinnamon. First sip is roasted malt and cinnamon. As it warms, more flavors emerge. Notes of pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, smoke and burnt wood come to mind. Vegetal pumpkin notes come through in middle. Noticeable bitter hop finish. Overall, a tasty, unique take on the Pumpkin beer "phenomenon" that blankets the beer world this time of year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Draft at the Growler Guys. Dark brown color with a thick creamy tan head. Roasty aroma with cinnamon and other pumpkin pie spices. Creamy mouthfeel, good roast flavor and modest spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are pumpkin, cinnamon, and some coffee roastedness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1569) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a cinnamon and burnt malt aroma. Taste is similar, roasted malt, light chocolate and pumpkin in the flavor. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste with a sweet and toasty film left on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1355) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Dark pour from Rams. Smell is heavy on the malts, caramel, spice and pumpkin. Smooth palate but a little too strong on the spice for me, the pumpkin is a nice touch though. Tastes more like a porter than a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (934) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Strong pumpkin pie spice aroma with cinnamon and ginger standing out very prominently. Appears pitch black, but under a strong light its actually very dark brown with a nice ruby tint. Head is initially fluffy and brown, but dies down quickly to a thin ring. The pumpkin spice is actually much more tame and balanced in the taste with a really nice vegetal pumpkin flavor coming through. This is followed by a roasted and charred malt flavor that gives a nice balance to the slight sweetness in the body. This evolves into a dark/bittersweet chocolate flavor. As usual, this stout gets better as it warms up a bit and the unique flavors here blend together a lot better. Spice, charred wood and a lasting bittersweetness finish things off. Very tasty fall specialty beer.

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