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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman (1617) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft. Deep black, tan head. Soft aroma of pumpkin spice. Medium body, a little sharp finish which isn't pleasant. Just okay ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1966) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with aa small brown head; oily palate; aroma of pumpkin; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (401) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Jet black with a pumpkin and chocolate smell and taste. Tastes like real pumpkin and chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2679) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours viscous and pitch black with a two finger mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Roasted dark malt aroma with roasted pumpkin seed and autumnal spices. Pumpkin sweetness is minimal with more of a roasted seed character along with cinnamon, brown sugar, allspice, clove and nutmeg. slightly smokey/meaty with hints of dark chocolate cake, coffee bean, toast and molasses. Smells really good with a nice balance if roast, sweetness and spice. Full bodied with a deeply roasted presence that overpowers the subtle pumpkin presence. This is nicely complimented by the zesty spice notes but it’s slightly acrid and in desperate need of some sweetness. Very dry to the point of almost tasting burnt with charred dark malt flavors, toast and espresso bean along with cinnamon, clove, allspice and pepper. Very one-dimensional with hardly any pumpkin flavor to speak of. I would have never guessed that there was any in there, it just tastes like a spicy, overly roasted stout. No alcohol hear to speak of but the harsh burnt malt and dry spice make it somewhat tough to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 11, 2015
Really nice pumpkin stout. Nose is clove, cinnamon. Taste is chocolatety, veggies, spice, brandy like finish. Touch of char. Very tasty. Dark and thick. Big Brown-orange head. Yum. Tons of sediment which seem to coalesce into a gelatin. That’s a bit offputting. But otherwise excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1280) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2015
Tap at Watering Hole. Pours a dark brown with a small off-white foamy head. Nice pumpkin nose with some light cinnamon, nutmeg and clove present. Pumpkin and chocolate notes apparent with a nice thick body. Hides the alcohol fairly well. Good sweetness, but not cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6053) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Lovely nose with cinnamon and gingerbread and sumptuous pumpkin pie. Rich roasty flavor with some spice and cinnamon--lots of cinnamon throughout--with a bit of roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, and earthy gingerbread. Really charming and dark, while still being reminiscent of pumpkin and baked goods. Perfect for the season.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2183) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2126) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. This is the best pumpkin stout I have ever had. Just nudges out Southern Tier Warlock. Thick, roasty, and pumpkin rich.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsporrer (214) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan ring. Slightly oily texture that clings to the glass. Aroma is fairly strong with cinnamon and pumpkin spices. Body is actually fairly thin for a stout. Flavor is mostly cinnamon spice and somewhat dry. It hits the roof of the mouth with a dry feeling and taste of wood bark and burnt toast. Not what I expected from the deScription on the bottle. Its not sooth or chocolaty, just waaay too much cinnamon. It was so overpowering I couldn’t really taste much of anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redtechnj (278) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Appearance- Motor oil black with a soft, fluffy tan head, average lasting and decent lacing. Aroma- Nice pumpkin spice scent, roasted malts, some chocolate and vanilla. Flavor- Roasted pumpkin, caramel, kind of sweet and creamy, bitter finish.

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