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Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company

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88
very good

414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 96
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stout brewed with pumpkin, and pumpkin seeds with cinnamon added. Spookily smooth and chocolatey with a hint of cinnamon - brewed annually for Elysian's Great Pumpkin Beer Festival.

(Beer added by: jletts on 11-06-2007)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

timmy2b, Saturday at 11:17 AM
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

This beer is nasty. I could drink only a few sips of it. Way too cinnamony and bitter and just ugh. Very disappointing.

Gruntle, Friday at 05:12 AM
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3.56/5  rDev -9.4%

A: Black. Shined a light through it, or tried, because light cannot pass this dark beast. Half a finger of light brown foam. Large bubbles in the foam, definitely more course than smooth. Poured into a snifter. 4.25/5

S: Cinnamon, like I would imagine snorting a pile of cinnamon would be like. The smell has a dryness to it. As the beer warmed up to room temperature, a pit of the pumpkin scent begins to come through. 3/5

M: Very nice, not heavy. 4/5

T: Cinnamon, again, a lot. The flavors dissipates quickly but doesn't completely go away. A tiny amount of it lingers on your tongue. As the beer warms the pumpkin flavor begins to come out as well. Not much sweetness which I think works well for this beer. 3/5

O: I would call this a cinnamon stout and nothing else. The cinnamon was far too strong for my taste, but as the beer warmed it actually smoothed out, both in aroma and taste. Then again my taste buds could have been slowly dying. Bonus tip: pairs quite well with Oreos. Not my favorite beer, but glad I tried it. I'm very much looking forward to Punkuccino tomorrow which I think will be more up my alley. 3.5/5

stratusjeans, Wednesday at 07:18 AM
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Opaque black coffee with a foamy light brown head that stays. Sticks to the side of the glass a bit as well. No visible carbonation.

S: Cinnamon up the wazoo. They have managed to capture the essence of ground cinnamon. Quote remarkable. Roasted malts and coffee barely sneak through.

T: Cinnamon across the palate and from start to finish. The finish is moderately bitter, with minor notes of coffee and semi-sweet chocolate.

M: Smooth with mild carbonation.

Overall: So how does this stack up against the other Elysian pumkpin beers (except for Owl, which I have not yet tried)? I was disappointed by The Great Pumpkin, which I thought was too bitter, boozy, and had an artificial and chemical-like flavor to it. Dark O' is smooth and natural. The characteristics are different from Punkuccino, but I feel this beer is equally as strong for its own reasons. Both noses are highly spicy. Dark O' provides a burst of cinnamon, while Punku has a broader fall spice profile including nutmeg, allspice, and of course, coffee. This is a great stout, with warming characteristics brought out by the up front notes of cinnamon. One of the more unique pumpkin ales I have had that manages to balance spice nicely with a solid stout base.

antott0523, Sep 30, 2014
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Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.