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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4540) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Tolerably done pumpkin beer. Mixes well with roast malt elements. Light dark chocolate. Finishes in good mix of sweet and roast bitter. Black with good head and lacing. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4203) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured black like coffee with a thin tan head. Lots of pumpkin squash and grain qualities. Nutmeg, cinnamon, with a creamy lactic tone. Like pumpkin bread.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
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
Overall Impression: 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3877) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3842) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
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.


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