bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oh yeah, this was one of the best beers I have ever had. I wish I had more than just a little sip of it. I would gladly enjoy the whole bottle.
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber bottle from my neighbor Bob - thanks! None of the normal nastiness you’d associate with pumpkin brewing is found here. Somehow Elysian has me convinced that a good stout is possible from the vine.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. from Tangletown. Whoo boy! Quite possibly the best, most flavorful beer I’ve ever had. Smells like ginger bread and tastes like heaven. A beer so rare they wouldn’t let me fill up a growler to take home (and it’s not offered at Elysian downtown). Can’t praise it highly enough.
JohnScav (2) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a growler from Tommy's Pizza in Gettysburg. Pours dark and thick with creamy tan head. Aroma of subtle pumpkin/squash notes amid chocolatey coffee. Taste follows suit. Nice lacing on glass. Very enjoyable autumn brew!
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Beerandhockey8 (361) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is nearly black, thick khaki head. Nose is immediate cinnamon, heavy malt, pumpkin. Taste is a slight bitter, heavier body with sweet notes at times as well. Thick feel, finishes very smooth with a lingering taste. Phenomenal beer, Elysian continues to impress.
KKBreakaway (4) - marysville, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
smell of cinnamon and chocolate, sweet pumpkin beginning and roasted malt after taste
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Tap at Blind Tiger. Up until this night I’d thought pumpkin beers were pretty much all crap. But first I had the Allagash Pumpkin, and loved it... then I had this, and it was unquestionably just as delicious, so I had to stick it right up there with the Allagash, and later the Elysian Pumpkin Scottish Ale. These guys don’t mess around with their Pumpkin beers!
This beer was a deep black with good head. Flavor has an awesome, clean coffee, roast with minor pumpkin pie spices. Not too complex but very delicious. Aroma is big coffee and well balanced. Really sessionable, and just perfectly made.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampled at GABF ’10. pours midnight black, head cannot be determined in a 1 oz pour. nose is dark roast and pumpkin, mouthfeel is thick and oily. taste is almost more pumpkin and spices on the front before the roast and burnt malts kick in. definately one of the best beers sampled on that wonderful evening. too bad elysian isn’t sold in mn, or i would have a cellar full of this brew.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super dark pour,brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, roasted pumpkin, light pie spices. Flavor is smooth, roasty, chocolate, pumpkin and light spice. Damn good.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. pours dark brown, tan head. Smells like chocolate coffee, slight hint of something fruity. Tastes really delicious, yup. It’s chocolatey, fruity, really nice finish. Really really really good beer!