BuckeyeBoy (5498) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at bier 30. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Aroma is over the top spice nutmeg cardamom pumpkin roast and some dark roast. Taste is as the nose over the top pumpkin spice. It was to much I didn’t even drink half the glass. I guess this fall I have come to the conclusion I am not a pumpkin beer fan after all.
ben4321 (5484) - 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.
vyvvy (5467) - 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.
PhillyCraft (5336) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capones, pitch black pour. medium tan head, good lacing. Again, lacking the pumpkin, basically a porter with notes of cocoa, charred nuts, ample malts, and roasted grains. Good for a porter but not so much for a pumpkin. Lots of bitterness. Medium body
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster - Elysian Tangletown - GPBF 2008 - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Strong Stout aroma. Roasted coffee and chocolate.
Appearance – Dark Black in color, Clear with a nice head.
Flavor – Very nice Stout flavor. Lots of coffee, chocolate and roasty. The pumpkin was very light flavor. Spices where also light.
Palate – Strong stout Mouthfeel, Good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – A very nice stout flavor. The pumpkin flavor was very light but this was a great stout overall. The beer missed for the pumpkin but overall this was a nice beer.
dmac (5294) - 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.
burg326 (5253) - 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.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Falling Rock Elysian pumpkin fest. Black with small but attractive brown head. Silky chocolate liquer aroma has very nice, mellow spice adding nuance. Nutmeg and a thin sliver of cinnamon. Great palate is soft, gentle, and smooth. Subtle spice. Excellent flavors. The malts are wow, how did they pull this off? Graham cracker entry, followed by toasted malt, finishing with licorice. Then the drying effects of nutmeg and cinnamon come in, adding spice. More licorice...but it finishes dry. Mmmm.
jkwood04 (5214) - 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.
mar (5180) - 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.