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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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3.9
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bomber bottle and served in NB Worthy glass: Pours a deep brown nearly opaque with a medium sized fluffy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin, dough, chocolate, vanilla, walnuts, raisins and a light herbal vapours. The taste is well balanced between the spiced character, the pumpkin and the base stout. You get an initial hit of the spices but then the roasted and chocolate features come through. All the while the Pumpkin is there as well as a hint of coffee, plums and nuts. The mouth feel is slick and oily, moderate carbonation, a bit ashy on the finish. A well done brew I would easily drink again.

3.6
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours very dark with nice fluffy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, spices. Nice pumkin flavor, like pumkin bread with the yeasty notes and cinnamon. Some chocolate notes as well. Seems a little thin in body in relation to the aroma & flavor, but perhaps it’s just that I am more acclimated to higher ABV beers with more residual sugar. Love the bottle and name too! Tasted from the bottle @ 56F.

4
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
OLD GABF... I wrote, "THis is so bomb... i really haven’t had brew like this. Really dark stout with a straight,brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, roasted pumpkin, light pie spices. Flavor is a roasty chocolate and spiced pumpkin stout bomb but smooth drinking. REally can taste the pumpkin in a good way. One of the best uses of pumpkin I have ever seen."

3.7
alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
22 oz. bottle from 5000. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The nose has roasted malt, pumpkin with all of the usual spices and vanilla. The flavor blends stout qualities with the pumpkin beer parts pretty well. Roasted malt, chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla are all there. Medium body with soft carbonation. Interesting and worth a try.

4.4
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Super dark pour,brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, roasted pumpkin, light pie spices. Flavor is smooth, roasty, chocolate, pumpkin and light spice. Damn good.

4.1
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured black like coffee with a thin tan head. Lots of pumpkin squash and grain qualities. Nutmeg, cinnamon, with a creamy lactic tone. Like pumpkin bread.

3.5
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) espresso brown pour, few bubbles. Nose of rich cocoa, pumpkin mash, sweet chocolate. Taste of rich dark chocolate, light background pumpkin flavors, cocoa, near burnt toast flavors. Thick body, toasty caramel linger. Nice pumpkin beer.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear orange copper color with a large off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin pie aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced pumpkin pie flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good seasonal beer.

3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, and burnt grain.

3.8
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, milk chocolate, malt, and cream. Poured pitch black in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly to lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon, light pumpkin, slight coffee, and cream. Medium body. Slick, creamy texture. Soft to average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, slight pumpkin, cinnamon, and cream finish is smooth.


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