Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phelps:
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle into a tulip. This one is a stout brewed with pumpkin, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon.
One inch of brown sugar-colored head, dense and sticky, grabs the glass in thin yet full walls. The liquid below is a deep, matte black.
Very pumpkin pie-y nose. Cinnamon, toasted graham crackers and pumpkin seeds, with sweet roasted pumpkin. Wow.
Good stuff in the flavor as well. Pumpkin mash, a bit of alcohol, a touch of dark chocolate and majorly torched malt. A little cinnamon, a touch of nutmeg.
Medium-light body, soft and silky. Mild, silky fizz. Some tongue-numbing booze.
One of the best pumpkin beers, and definitely the best one incorporating roasted malt. I like it even more than the Great Pumpkin.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 04:00:34 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
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
4.24/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is superb. Elysian does pumpkin better than any brewery I've come across. This has a rich thick head sitting on a clear but opaquely dark brown liquid. Lots of lace and good retention. Superior aromatics bring copious amounts of chocolate and coffee as well as a thick slice of pie topped with cinnamon. The taste is much the same. It's like drinking pie and mocha together. The finish brings a graham cracker crust and earthy hop bitterness that evokes a rich cup of coffee. Not an sweet beer overall and highly sessionable. Feel is perfectly weighted with a light supple caressing of the mouth and tongue. Smoothly carbonated with just enough liveliness. This drinks like a dry Irish stout. Great beer and one to seek out often.
Serving type: growler
12-16-2013 05:02:03 | More by scootny
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
While Elysian hasn’t impressed me much in the past, I was pleasantly surprised by this. Deep and Dark, the beer pours a deep black with little to no head. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, and some smokey malts. Flavor is great. A smooth balance of pumpkin, baking spice, and a lingering smokiness form the patent malt. The flavors pass back and forth playing a perfect balance. The mouthfeel is spot on, smooth and slick, but not oily.
Serving type: on-tap
12-12-2013 19:25:41 | More by taylor714914
Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.