vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla, spice, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Cinnamon overtakes all flavors.
ben4321 (4690) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 3/24/13
Aroma: It has lots of spice (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin, etc.), with caramel, roast, and chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a brown-black color with a small brown head and some spotty lace-work
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet/malty, with a heavy spice component and a later bitterness too
Palate: This one is medium-full bodied, it has a fairly soft carbonation, and a smooth, dry finish
I like how many different Pumpkin beers Elysian makes. Some are better than others (I thought Blight was amazing), but most of them have been not only good but interesting to try as well. This one is no exception, very good stuff.
jkwood04 (4673) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, pumpkin, a little spiciness, and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of malts and the pumpkin present but not overpowering. Average to smooth texture. A great pumpkin stout.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours midnight color with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, coffee, spice, pumpkin, and some dark fruit. Flavor is roast, bold pumpkin with background spice, earth, and licorice. Medium bodied and lingering spice, roast, and licorice into the finish.
dmac (4631) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bobmer from a mix 4pack purchased at Spirits Brick. Poured a medium density dark black body with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma is earthy, sugary bad chcolate, veggies, dark toast, burnt notes, bad vanilla. Medium body that finishes almost syrupy, soft carbonation, lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor is earthy, wet burnt toast, bad vainlla, green leafy veggies, green peppers. Meh, it’s okay but overrated.
vyvvy (4625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition festival 2014 - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has roast, chocolate, spice and pumpkin. It has a medium body with light roughness and mild sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with roast, earthiness, woodiness and a harshness. The finish adds some light pumpkin. Pretty nice for a pumpkin stout.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Iron Hill North Wales as part of their 2008 Pumpkin Fest. Pours a deep brown almost black with a creamy deep tan head that laced. Aroma of milk chocolate, toasted coconut, cinnamon, nuts, toffee and caramel. Aroma was great! Flavor of the same...a nice chocolatey porter with cinnamon notes and this interesting touch of toasted coconuts. Not sure where the coconut was coming from but this really surprised me.
burg326 (4591) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle pours a cola black color, aromas of all spice, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavors are roasted malt, but the pumpkin steals the show, pumpkin and allspice is all you get, overpowering at times.
cheap (4529) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Big black pour at the monaca bocktown. Seens to have a coffee background. Quite strong almost like impy stout but not. Not much aroma, fairly sterile on the olfactory. A tad sour inthe background. Not sure if I can taste any punkin. Some fine co2. Yes, just a little more beefy than expected.
AirForceHops (4413) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Beer Heaven, Philadelphia, PA. Thin tan head on black liquid. Light retention. Nose is roasted malt with a light pumpkin and nutmeg underneath. The flavor is bitter and semi-sweet chocolate with cinnamon and pumpkin. The pumpkin is real subtle. The body is on the lighter side of medium. Texture is lightly creamy. Overall, enjoyable Stout with pumpkin being an understatement, rather than the main focus. This would be a beast on a Nitro draft.