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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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3.5
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
bottle, via trade with scrizz, dark brown velvety color with pumpkin seed, allspice and cinnamon aroma, flavor is pumpkin and cocoa with slight vegetal finish

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.

4.1
Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma is a nice combination of chocolate and cinnamon with some hints nutmeg. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with starts with moderate chocolate with a hint of vanilla. The finish has lots of cinnamon with some nutmeg and faint roastiness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
ben4321 (6514) - 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.

3.6
vyvvy (6486) - 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.

3.8
mansquito (6439) - 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.

3.8
luttonm (6308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2010
22oz. Pours deep hearty brown stout, light tan head. Nose is cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar ... ginger snap cookie! Body is nicely roasty and filling, lots of sweet herb/veggie coming through. Spritely and refreshing which balances a strong bitter/veggie taste. pretty interesting and well done

3.2
dmac (6267) - 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
riversideAK (6261) - 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.

3.5
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.


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