Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by Neorebel:
3.79/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Opaque and practically black in color, with very minimal carbonation. The tan head recedes to a thin sliver immediately after a strong poor. A small bit of lacing is left on the glass.
Smell - Very organic pumpkin pie flavors are the most noticeable in the aroma - Sweetened pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Roasted malts are secondary but present.
Taste - The pumpkin elements don't overpower as the aroma suggests - the toasted malts and dark chocolate aspects are quite strong. This is pretty balanced. One can even pick up some citrus hop flavors, and also some sort of herbal taste... perhaps fennel?
The mouth feel is light to medium. Finish is very crisp, and somewhat dry.
Overall, this is only the second pumpkin stout I have ever had, and the experience has been quite pleasing. I prefer this to the Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout. I am excited to try other Elysian pumpkin ales as well, because they seem to fall nicely in between brewers who may be too extreme with the pumpkin aspect, and those who barely make it detectable in the beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 13:39:42 | More by Neorebel
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a black color. 3/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, slight all spice, slight ginger, and sweet malt. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, sweet malt, roasted malt, and hint of hop. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.
Serving type: on-tap
04-25-2014 15:22:45 | More by Tone
3.75/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle poured into a goblet glass. It has a black as night body with no head to it. The smell is of chocolate, pumpkin and a hint of cinnamon. The taste has a roasty chocolaty taste up front then a little pumpkin and cinnamon come in near the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall a really good version of a pumpkin and stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 03:48:37 | More by chefhatt
Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.