Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
4.22/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from tap at Saraveza Portland during Elysian Pumpkin Festival into spooky little Elysian Halloween snifter.
Pours deep brown/black with short cream colored head that slowly fades leaving not much lace.
Smells of roasted coffee and autumn baking spices - cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. A little fig and dark chocolate thing going on as well. Really the spices are what shine here.
On the palate I finally meet the pumpkin. Though it is light, it's there. The spices really add a nice note. The cinnamon and clove really come to the front. Some dark roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes back it up. Terribly complex.
Texture is full on the medium to full side of the scale. Not a heavyweight. Alcohol is moderate and kept well in check. Nice balance. Shorter finish though.
Overall one of the better pumpkin ales I have tasted, and a proper stout to boot. Worth a taste if you come across it. Even if you're not a fan of pumpkin.
Serving type: on-tap
10-26-2011 23:52:48 | More by cbarrett4
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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
4.24/5 rDev +8.4%
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
Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.