jkwood04 (3850) - 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.
ben4321 (3849) - 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.
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pumpkin, cinnamon and roasted malts, with a bit of bitter chocolate. Jet black with a thin brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate and a sweetness that I believe is coming from the pumpkin. The stout is great, but does mask most of the pumpkin flavor. Nice long finish where the pumpkin does reappear.
Cavie (3785) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Very dark brown color, white bubbles. Aroma is fresh spice, some chocolate and almost a candied bubble gum nose. Flavor is also a gummy sweet flavor. Dark malts with some pumpkin spice. Pretty tasty.
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. on tap. Opaque deep mahogany with a lasting creamy film of bubbles. Aroma is pie spice with cocoa and a hint of pumpkin. Taste is cocoa, lightly tart dark berry, pie spices and some baked pumpkin. Medium body is balanced, slightly watery as so to be drinkable and has average carbonation.
burg326 (3660) - 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.
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to IBrew2or3: Poured a black color with a brown head. Aroma is a mix of spices, pumpkin, and roasted malts. Taste is very festive with spicy pumpkin and yet has roasted chocolate to give it that stout blend. Very interesting brew!
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Washington Brewer’s Festival, 2014. Pours a very dark brown color with a bit tan head on it. Nose has a lot of pumpkin on it, with only a slight bit of roasting. Tate is smooth and slightly roasty, with a moderate amount of pumpkin spice to it.
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, light chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, plums, light coffee, and light earthy hops. Flavor is roast malt dominate with supporting earthy hops, ash, dark fruit esters, spices, and light woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Falling Rock during the Pumpkin Event. Pours pitch black with a tan head. The nose is nice. Light nutmeg notes, some cocoa and an earthy squash note. On tasting, the spicing is nicely subdued and not overbearing. Some fine chocolate notes come out and then the earthiness comes through again. Nice light caramel note to tie it together. Pretty solid beer, very likable.