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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3745) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3740) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3583) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3508) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draught at Washington Brewers 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with a small ring of light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and smoke. Flavor of light chalkiness, bitter chocolate, and sweet roasted malt. Light bodied. Similar to Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout--just sort of an average stout--except that there was really no pumpkin presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
Bomber. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a small, foamy head of dark brown foam. Thin sheeting breaks apart into scattered, minimal lacing spots. Aromas start out with a malty base of dark chocolate and caramel sweetness, hinting at nougat, with a nice amount of countering coffee roast and a bit of earthen hoppiness. Pumpkin comes across quite subtly, though it is distinct, and it is more of the fleshy variety than the drier, more vegetal profile present in most pumpkin beers. Flavors are again very well balanced, showing just a bit of fresh pumpkin sweetness to go along with the dark chocolate and caramel-coffee roast. The palate is best described as mellow and smooth, with medium-plus stature and a bit of sweetness on the back end that falls shy of sticky or cloying. Pretty damn solid brew, and quite drinkable.

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