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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


Travlr's rating

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Black, brown head. Aroma of gourd, light spice and coffee ground. Taste is roasty dark cocoa and Christmas spice. Very nice.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nancylinb (5) - - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
I am in love! Spice on the nose, translates to spice on the palate with a great mouth feel = one happy girl

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (685) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Appearance is a tan head and very deep brown. Aroma is largely roasted malt. Taste is a blend of pumpkin and spices as well as roasted malt. Overall the combination is different, but it works.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gearz (51) - Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Smells amazing. A lot of cinnamon! Smells like a cider doughnut. Very good. I’d rate this right behind their Punkuccino.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
runaway (72) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
22oz bottle pours licorice black with a thin small caramel head. Aroma is of cinnamon, chicory, chocolate, chili spice, and pumpkin. Taste is just like the smell, with a bittersweet finish but leaning somewhat towards a mulled apple cider. Mouthfeel is pleasantly smooth and full bodied, only ever so slightly oily/creamy. Puts the standard pumpkin ale to shame.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3619) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
Soirée Pumpkin ale au Rattle ’n’ Hum NYC. En fût. Un liquide noire. Des fortes notes de caramel au nez tout comme en bouche. Intéressant sans plus. Probablement meilleure en bouteille.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yudetarou (2) - JAPAN - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
Black, tough, cinnamon taste, chocolate, slightly pumpkin, really elegant and abstemious beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Tap. Pours a dark brown body with a nice frothy brown head. The nose is big pumpkin spice with lots of nutmeg and a fair amount of ppl in meat. The spice is balanced nicely with the chocolate and toast notes. The flavor is very well balanced between the spice and the roasty notes of the stout. There’s a nice amount of actual pumpkin flavor in here as well. Medium bodied and a little creamy with soft gentle carbonation. Pretty good stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2614) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle gift from Mathew, from Philadelphia Craft. Nice brown sugar and cinnamon aroma, roasted malt , cinnamon, bitter chocolate smooth dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
This beer is amazing. Black pour and frothy tan head. Notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and fresh baked bread. Like a cinnamon roll. It's not overcrowded or cheapened by any flavor. Cocoa, cinnamon, a tough of pumpkin, a little root like bitterness to cut the sweetness. WOW ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle pours a black brew with a brown top. First whiff is pumpkin, spices and chocolate. Taste is roasty with coffee, bitter chocolate and some spice.


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