Jayb0 (1218) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2017 CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Black as the dark side of the moon with light brown foam. Lots of dark chocolate, roasted malt and caramel in the aroma with a little bit of cinnamon. The taste starts out with bittersweet chocolate, espresso and cinnamon followed by a mildly earthy roasted pumpkin flavor. Also some roasted malt and caramelized sugar notes in the background. The body is silky smooth and creamy with adequate carbonation and a typically Stout-like dry, roast finish. Overall, an enjoyable Stout with just enough pumpkin and cinnamon to balance out the dark roasted flavors.
Bottle. Hands down the best pumpkin beer I've had. Pumpkin beers are not a favorite of mine, but finally we have a beer that incorporates pumpkin and spice without trying to be a pie. Instead they use the sweet and savory character, and enough cinnamon, to give the [excellent] base stout something special. The aroma is kick-ass. Loved it. donandres (659) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - OCT 14, 2017
22 ounce bottle poured to pint glass
Sight: dark, big foam, slowly disappears
Smell: fragrant stout aroma
Taste: medium bitterness, some sweet taste
Mouthfeel: long finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to
AndyW68 (1599) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Dark pour with tan head. Aroma and taste are more cinnamon and nutmeg than pumpkin. Not a fan, but not bad Bricks (1150) - Delaware, USA - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 This seems like more of a cinnamon beer than a pumpkin beer to me. Wish it was slightly thicker on the palate. It is good, not great. Clarkdvm (531) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2017 22oz bottle. Quality pumpkin stout. 99 rating seems excessive but I must say, wonderful aroma.
japancottrer (17) - JAPAN - JUN 3, 2017
Ah, the memories of autumn get togethers with family: Candied sweet potatoes baking in the oven and filling the house with smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice; cooled pumpkin pies, chocolate rum cakes, and other desserts stacked in odd, out-of-the-way places, and which lend their aromas to the house; drunk uncles shouting at sports on the TV. All came flooding back with a few sips of Elysian Dark O’The Moon.
A lot of cinnamon and nutmeg hits as you bring the pint up for a sip. Tastes strongly of cinnamon and nutmeg too, as well as chocolate; it’s a little overpowering at first, but it doesn’t take any effort to have a second, third, or fourth quaff. The pumpkin is less noticeable, but present, and there is also a hint of earthy flavors in the finish. Overall, the flavors balance very nicely here.
My only negative: It’s not much of a session beer. One pint was enough for me, sort of like one piece of pumpkin pie or chocolate rum cake, or one magic trick from your inebriated uncle during half time. marcus (10669) - 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. mabel (9787) - 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 hayduke (5677) - 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. phaleslu (10652) - 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.