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RATINGS: 316   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6311) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2014
Sampled at Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition festival 2014 - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has roast, chocolate, spice and pumpkin. It has a medium body with light roughness and mild sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with roast, earthiness, woodiness and a harshness. The finish adds some light pumpkin. Pretty nice for a pumpkin stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Roasted and burnt malts aroma. Spicy nose, perhaps a touch mentholy. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Flavors of roasted and burnt malts, light pumpkin spice in the finish. A touch of sweetness too. The finish is pretty dry with some lingering spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Reviewed from notes. The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a large tan head. The aroma has a ton of cinnamon in it, as well as some pumpkin, nutmeg and allspice. The flavor also has a lot of spices in it. I get some cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg, as well as some pumpkin and quite a bit of roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (6147) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Brown/black appearance with a tan head. Roasted malt, pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6139) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 3/24/13

Aroma: It has lots of spice (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin, etc.), with caramel, roast, and chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a brown-black color with a small brown head and some spotty lace-work
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet/malty, with a heavy spice component and a later bitterness too
Palate: This one is medium-full bodied, it has a fairly soft carbonation, and a smooth, dry finish
Overall Impression: I like how many different Pumpkin beers Elysian makes. Some are better than others (I thought Blight was amazing), but most of them have been not only good but interesting to try as well. This one is no exception, very good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Rattle ’n’ Hum, NYC tap: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, pumpkin, and cinnamon. This has a very unique taste. It is nice and full bodied. The spiciness gives this a nice taste throughout. I don’t know if I really tasted much of the pumpkin seeds for example. However, this was a pretty unique stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (6036) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
22oz bobmer from a mix 4pack purchased at Spirits Brick. Poured a medium density dark black body with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma is earthy, sugary bad chcolate, veggies, dark toast, burnt notes, bad vanilla. Medium body that finishes almost syrupy, soft carbonation, lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor is earthy, wet burnt toast, bad vainlla, green leafy veggies, green peppers. Meh, it’s okay but overrated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5842) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy tan head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, light chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, plums, light coffee, and light earthy hops. Flavor is roast malt dominate with supporting earthy hops, ash, dark fruit esters, spices, and light woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
GABF 2010 - probably one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had - the chocolate and richness of the malt is complimented but not overpowered by spicy cinnamon, roasty nutmeg, moderate pumpkin flavor - a bit of vanilla flavor on the tail end - lingering cinnamon and very light smokiness - fall in a glass.


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