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RATINGS: 268   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (609) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnScav (2) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012 does not count
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerandhockey8 (232) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KKBreakaway (4) - marysville, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
smell of cinnamon and chocolate, sweet pumpkin beginning and roasted malt after taste

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2011
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (862) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Fantastic stout. Perhaps my favorite "pumpkin beer" as well. Had it on tap at Chuck’s Hop Shop, and it was even better than in the bottle. Delicious, decadent stuff.


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