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RATINGS: 307   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%.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Fantastic stout. Perhaps my favorite "pumpkin beer" as well. Had it on tap at Chuck’s Hop Shop, and it was even better than in the bottle. Delicious, decadent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9835) - 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 (1364) - 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 (3445) - 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 (1559) - 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 (1335) - 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 (924) - 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 it’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bomber from Chalk Mountain Liquors in Paso Robles. Nose is light pumpkin, nuttiness, and chocolate without the normal pumpkin pie spices. Black with a small cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet chocolate with pumpkin, not spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Alon. Black with a tan head. Aroma of cookies, honey cookies (duvshaniot), cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor with caramel, cookies, honey cookies, a bit of pumpkin, lots of winter spices, and a bit of chocolate. Rounded mouthfeel. I tend to dislike pumpkin beers, but this is nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2357) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with aa small brown head; oily palate; aroma of pumpkin; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

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