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RATINGS: 318   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
THOUGHTS: Very nice spiced stout. Just a so, so pumpkin beer. If you want a great beer get this, but if you are craving a pumpkin ale, skip it. Lots of chocolate. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a large, light brown head that kept a nice sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma was a little weak, but contained moderate milk and dark chocolate, sour coffee, cocoa, and hot chocolate powder; lighter roasted malt; hints of soy sauce; slight cinnamon; sour pumpkin; and all sorts of chocolate. The initial flavor was ever so slightly sweet and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, acidic and sour, and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was chocolate, roasted malt, sour coffee, hints of sour pumpkin, cocoa, subtle cinnamon, more chocolate, some dark fruit, hints of soy sauce, and maybe slight licorice. The medium body was silky with soft but lightly tingly carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (10047) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and spice aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor, with chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices. Not my cup of tea, but pretty good if you happen to like pumpkin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2017
[8736-20160922] 650mL bottle. Cinnamon spiced nutmeg aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Boozy bitter roasted wood and spiced fruity nutmeg flavour. Full body. Interesting, quite bold and fairly balanced, but the spice kind of lingers in a tangy feeling. (7/3/8-/3/15) 3.6

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Great beer for Thanksgiving. Pours black with a dark tan head. Nose is rich roasted malts with some chocolate. Medium body. Very smooth mouth feel. Flavor is a nice roasted malt, the chocolate, and the pumpkin is obvious. Finishes with the pumpkin seeds and cinnamon. Really easy drinking and delicious. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (10012) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2016
22 oz. bottle from Prufrockstar - thanks again, Chris! I make sure my pumpkin ales dont make it past Thanksgiving, so thats when this one got opened. Unfortunately, Id 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. Its 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 didnt take too hard a squinting to see what its 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 (4824) - 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 Ive had. Notably similar to the Buffalos 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 (1483) - 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 (2392) - 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 (2962) - 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 (1950) - 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 (824) - 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


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