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RATINGS: 319   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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3.3
GMCC2181 (1609) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle via SL... Light black in color, decent little head that faded quickly. Nose of spices, pumpkin, roasted malts... Taste is ashy and chalky? As is warmed up the spices and pumkin came through but still have the chalky taste in my mind.... Medium body on the thinner side for a stout. Overall: Not bad but probably wouldnt get it again

3.3
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle poured into snifter. Another pumpkin beer I’ve been dying to try. I’ve never found pumpkin matched well in a stout, and this beer is no different. The malts are just too overpowering here, which takes away from any of the pumpkin flavor. That being, it’s still a pretty decent stout by itself. Buy it if it’s on the shelf but don’t trade away for it and expect to get blown away.

4
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Hearty roasted malt body. Smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate and hearty cookies. Rich pumpkin profile with highlights of toffee and fruit. Moderate pie spice character. This is the direction I would like to see more Pumpkin beers go. Great stuff.

3.7
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Opaque black color. Great aromatics showing the pumpkin and lots of roasted autumnal spice. Full bodied with roasted stout character and hints of pumpkin and fall root vegetables on the back of the palate. Subtle finish.

3.6
robforbes (2241) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
pours black with a medium brown head, and some lacing. smell is of cocoa, slight pumpkin, some spice, and a touch of vanilla. taste is smooth, chocolaty, cinnamon, a little nutmeg, and some pumpkin. ends smooth and the pumpkin flavor does not overpower the taste.

4.2
ACHops (1582) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours thick inky brown with a substantial mocha head that fades quickly. Aroma is roasty malts and a hint of sweetish pumpkin. Taste is big, rich, lightly charred chocolate malts. Pumpkin really only shows on the finish, and is light. Fruity hops provide bitterness throughout that lingers a bit. The pumpkin is a nice touch, but this is just an excellent rich chocolate stout. These guys own pumpkin beers. Elysian:pumpkin beers = Stone:IPAs. This increased availability this year is a great sign, glad more people will get a chance to try it.

3.8
Sledutah (7518) - Utah, USA - SEP 6, 2012
22oz bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, pumpkin, chocolate and peat
Taste: Roasted malts, pumpkin, spices and some bitterness
A real nice beer.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13303) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle shared by arminjewell. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, raisin, cookie and nutty malt. Flavor is roast malt with chocolate notes, pumpkin, spices, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body, medium carbonation.

3.7
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle at Dan’s courtesy of Armin. Thanks man!! Pour is deep brown with a brown head and good lacing. Pie crust, cocoa, nutmeg, spice, sweet potatoes, light peat, and licorice in the aroma. Taste is lightly roasted, heavy spice, marshmallow, soy, peat, and wood, with really no pumpkin characteristics showing up in the flavor. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.8
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Aroma is... well I’m indifferent. Lots of roasty flavors. Lots of pumpkin pie spice. maybe a bit of pumpkin. First dark pumpkin I’ve had. Aroma is rarely great on a pumpkin beer, but the flavor on this... the darkness... is pretty awesome. Nice combo.


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