willisread (3548) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Tap at Watering Hole. Pours a dark brown with a small off-white foamy head. Nice pumpkin nose with some light cinnamon, nutmeg and clove present. Pumpkin and chocolate notes apparent with a nice thick body. Hides the alcohol fairly well. Good sweetness, but not cloying. onceblind (10322) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Lovely nose with cinnamon and gingerbread and sumptuous pumpkin pie. Rich roasty flavor with some spice and cinnamon--lots of cinnamon throughout--with a bit of roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, and earthy gingerbread. Really charming and dark, while still being reminiscent of pumpkin and baked goods. Perfect for the season. bpreo (2903) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Oh yeah, this was one of the best beers I have ever had. I wish I had more than just a little sip of it. I would gladly enjoy the whole bottle. Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. This is the best pumpkin stout I have ever had. Just nudges out Southern Tier Warlock. Thick, roasty, and pumpkin rich. jsporrer (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan ring. Slightly oily texture that clings to the glass. Aroma is fairly strong with cinnamon and pumpkin spices. Body is actually fairly thin for a stout. Flavor is mostly cinnamon spice and somewhat dry. It hits the roof of the mouth with a dry feeling and taste of wood bark and burnt toast. Not what I expected from the deScription on the bottle. Its not sooth or chocolaty, just waaay too much cinnamon. It was so overpowering I couldn’t really taste much of anything else.
redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Appearance- Motor oil black with a soft, fluffy tan head, average lasting and decent lacing.
Aroma- Nice pumpkin spice scent, roasted malts, some chocolate and vanilla.
Flavor- Roasted pumpkin, caramel, kind of sweet and creamy, bitter finish. JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
A good smooth stout with a mellow pumpkin flavor and bold spices. While not as heavy handed on the spices as some other pumpkin brews it was a little too forward with the cinnamon for me. I did appreciate that it had a distinct pumpkin flavor that wasn’t hidden by the spice. Also, it poured quite a few chunks out of the bottle which was a little off-putting. seehaferb23 (281) - - SEP 27, 2015
This beer was deliciously enjoyed by the Cannery Row Beer Club. This beer tastes better the warmer it gets. Give it a good swirl.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Stampion (284) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Really good. Pours pitch black. Nice mix of pumpkin and spice. You do get a hint of nuttiness from the pumpkin seeds. Slightly sweet and finishes pleasantly bitter. Great fall flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Pumpkin87 (248) - - SEP 11, 2015
Pours dark and opaque with medium mocha head that leaves a ring of skim.
Fantastic nose of pie fresh from the oven, vanilla ice cream melting on a warm slice, while brandy is added to fruitcake batter and put in to bake.
If only they could have captured that in the glass. The palate is more like chicory coffee with a small splash of pumpkin liqueur. There’s a slight chalkiness, but also a bit of cream and not unpleasant oiliness. Bitter roasted coffee finish but it doesn’t linger.
The body is no more than medium, and fairly smooth though with a bit more buzz than one expects from 6.5 percent ABV. This feels more like a decent porter than a stout.
Elysian is the home of pumpkin beers, but this is one that is around the mark without being a bullseye.