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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.

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3.9
GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
651mL from Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits. Pours opaque, inky black. Large, thick mocha foam. Excellent retention and sheets of lace. Nose is sharp nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice- very herbal with a touch of guajillo pepper. Muted and soft. Taste is mildly anesthetic at first with a lot of medicinal licorice character. Moves to sharply spiced dark chcolate and star anise. Palate is creamy, lactic, dairy heavy, milk chocolate. Not bad. Everything is spot on save for the anesthetic quality. It's no Midnight Sun Oak Aged TREAT but still nice for the price and accessibility. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2012
A very nice not pumpkin pie but just pumpkin beer. Looks and tastes like a stout, black with a tan head and loaded with roast Maltese. The pumpkin is subdued and present in the taste as an after thought. Nice.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Snallygaster, draft. Orange-tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, ginger, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, allspice, some ginger. Medium body, light stickiness.

4
NikkTwist (3284) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Draft at Moriartys. Nearly pitch black pour with a thin tan ring. Some pumpkin seeds on the nose but first taste was of a strong coffee porter. Dark cocoa. Burnt pumpkin seeds. Earthy truffles. Caramel apple. Black pepper. A marshmallow dropped on ashy charcoal. Noticeable traces of pumpkin but it would be a stretch to say there were significant malty red fruit flavors. Mostly like their Night Owl Ale but burned to a cinder and caramelized. To me it?s a big improvement. Medium body. Very dry finish. Beats the new "hoppy" and or "Imperial" pumpkin brews coming out this season. This one feels like a cross between a porter, stout and scotch ale but without the pretention of calling itself that. Plus it gets better the more you drink it.

4.1
jjgmd (2212) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours a dark black color with a creamy head. Nose is spicy and toasty with a nice scent of chocolate. Taste is all chocolate with some nice spicey pumpkin flavor. Nice tasty finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.7
hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Roast, chocolate, and light pumpkin. Tastes of the same with some vanilla and caramel. More on the stout side vs pumpkin.

3.9
Capa (3330) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Dark with a thick creamy head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, pumpkin spice, light pumpkin. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice, roasted coffee malts, chocolate, pumpkin. The stout and pumpkin goes together quite well. One of the best Pumpkin beers I’ve had.

4.6
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

3.8
Travlr (25500) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.7
Nickls (2554) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Tap. Two finger khaki head that is very creamy, dark ruby brown. Squashy sweetness, chocolate, and not overpowering in the aroma. Touch sweet, I do get the pumpkin, chocolate middle, slight nutmeg and cinnamon spices with a drier toasty finish. Medium creamy body. Solid and really like the spice restraint


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