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RATINGS: 315   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - OCT 4, 2012
On tap at the Deli. Black with tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolate. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, with a nice pumpkin finish. Delicious.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9574) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2016
22 oz. bottle from Prufrockstar - thanks again, Chris! I make sure my pumpkin ales don’t make it past Thanksgiving, so that’s when this one got opened. Unfortunately, I’d already sat on it too long. 2015 vintage. Pours a dark coffee brown, nearly opaque, with a moderate beige head that settles into a ring and a bridge of film. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate, and tobacco. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a spicy, toasty, roasty mouthfeel. Lingering roast finish with mellow spice. It’s dipped a little bit but held up surprisingly well. I gave it a couple benefit of the doubt points because the age is my fault and it didn’t take too hard a squinting to see what it’s like in top condition. Good pumpkin stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4438) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2016
22 oz bottle with a packaging date of 14 Sept. 2016 served in goblet. Pours essentially black with a modest size tan head that soon reduces to a ring. Near minimal lacing. Delicious, bready aroma with cinnamon and faint signs of other spices. The flavor follows but does not have quite as much cinnamon as the aroma suggests. The flavor contains notes of cinnamon, brown bread, nutmeg, vanilla, baked pumpkin, and brown sugar, with faint coffee and chocolate. Lightly sweet but neutral by the aftertaste. Feel: full and creamy smooth body with excellent, soft medium+ carbonation. Overall: a pleasant surprise, one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had. Notably similar to the Buffalo’s Black Pumpkin I had 2 nights ago, but more spicing and less bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1233) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2016
It pours black with a dark brown head that is quite frothy. The initial aroma is sugary sweet. It has strong aromas of cinnamon, pumpkin, and roast. It has a smoky, roast cinnamon and pumpkin tastes that are prominent. There are hints of fruity esters, a wee bit of chocolate, and slight spice. It has a moderately-heavy body with a smooth creaminess to it. The finish is somewhat bittersweet with the roasted flavors being forward. Overall, this is a roasted stout with enough that it gives the impression of smoke that highlights the cinnamon and pumpkin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2313) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Black. Fruity pumpkin nose with sweet cinnamon and light vanilla. Smooth roasted malt with sweet pumpkin and ample spice. Sweet, but good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2481) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 8, 2016
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Inky black with small frothy beige head, coffee aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter roasted malt taste, somewhat thick body, medium bitter finish. A bit watery and the pumpkin is unnoticeable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1853) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2016
A good pumpkin stout overall. Pours a nice thick black with a brown head. Smells of cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is very creamy, with vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon upfront, followed by a bit of pumpkin and some bitter coffee in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (741) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Man these guys know how to make a pumpkin beer. Pours black with thick tan head. Awesome aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa. Flavors similar to nose with some nice pumpkin spice. Roasted malts compliment the spice to make a very well balanced spiced beer. Definitely one of the best pumpkin beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4289) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 9, 2016
Bomber pours dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma is bomb, big pumpkin pie spice, backed up by roast and chocolate. The flavor is also great, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, mildly sweet chocolate and coffee malts. Medium-full bodied and smooth on the feel. Really solid offering, have to admit I like it even though it’s technically BMC. If there was peach in here, those Budweiser clowns would disavow it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2016
2016-09-22. Black body, large foamy tan head and lace. 4+ Aroma has a good amount of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin that may be real or inferred. Notes of what I think is nutmeg, ginger and light cocoa. Hints of gingerbread. Flavour is pleasant, moderate bitterness throughout, muted dusty cocoa, sweet dark malt base and similar spice character as in the aroma. Nutmeg, cinnamon. Lingering spice in the aftertaste.Palate is silky smooth yet somewhat lighter bodied than my preference , pleasant effervescent carbonation. I quite like it - Very glad I bought it despite the non-optimal bottle date. 8/5/8/4/16+ Bottle at Premier Gourmet, Toronto.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1412) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Dark black color it ha large tan head that disappates quickly. Aroma is roasted malt, pumpkin and cinnamon. First sip is roasted malt and cinnamon. As it warms, more flavors emerge. Notes of pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, smoke and burnt wood come to mind. Vegetal pumpkin notes come through in middle. Noticeable bitter hop finish. Overall, a tasty, unique take on the Pumpkin beer "phenomenon" that blankets the beer world this time of year.


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