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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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.

Previously 6.5%.

strongpieman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman (1648) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are pumpkin, cinnamon, and some coffee roastedness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1542) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a cinnamon and burnt malt aroma. Taste is similar, roasted malt, light chocolate and pumpkin in the flavor. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste with a sweet and toasty film left on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1313) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Dark pour from Rams. Smell is heavy on the malts, caramel, spice and pumpkin. Smooth palate but a little too strong on the spice for me, the pumpkin is a nice touch though. Tastes more like a porter than a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (919) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Strong pumpkin pie spice aroma with cinnamon and ginger standing out very prominently. Appears pitch black, but under a strong light its actually very dark brown with a nice ruby tint. Head is initially fluffy and brown, but dies down quickly to a thin ring. The pumpkin spice is actually much more tame and balanced in the taste with a really nice vegetal pumpkin flavor coming through. This is followed by a roasted and charred malt flavor that gives a nice balance to the slight sweetness in the body. This evolves into a dark/bittersweet chocolate flavor. As usual, this stout gets better as it warms up a bit and the unique flavors here blend together a lot better. Spice, charred wood and a lasting bittersweetness finish things off. Very tasty fall specialty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4095) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bomber from Chalk Mountain Liquors in Paso Robles. Nose is light pumpkin, nuttiness, and chocolate without the normal pumpkin pie spices. Black with a small cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly sweet chocolate with pumpkin, not spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Alon. Black with a tan head. Aroma of cookies, honey cookies (duvshaniot), cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, a bit of chocolate. Sweet flavor with caramel, cookies, honey cookies, a bit of pumpkin, lots of winter spices, and a bit of chocolate. Rounded mouthfeel. I tend to dislike pumpkin beers, but this is nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2249) - , 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 (463) - 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 (2804) - 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 its 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 (772) - - 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. Thats a bit offputting. But otherwise excellent.

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