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Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 94
Gots: 59 | 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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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +13.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours black with a two finger medium brown head. Decent head retention, nice lacing.

Smell: CInnamon up front with cocoa powder, pumpkin, nutmeg, light coffee. Almost has a pumpkin spice latte feel to it.

Taste: CInnamon dominates again, with nutmeg, pumpkin, and chocolate backing it up. Not quite as much depth as the nose would suggest, but very good nonetheless. Good amount of bittering hops on the finish is appreciated, as otherwise this probably would have gotten too sweet.

Mouthfeel: I'd call the body medium to thin. I'd like a little more body in a stout. Medium carbonation level.

Overall: Very good beer. Keeps a nice balance between stout characteristics and pumpkin.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of nicole309
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Way too much cinnamon.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Never been disappointed by elysian.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Roland45s
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

really dark pumpkin stout, loved it. Poured smooth and well balanced between the stout and pumpkin

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +18%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

4.5/4.75/3.75/4.25/4
Coal black, deep midnight black. Yeahhhhh.... Good finger worth mocha brown head. Silky. Eventually settles down to a thin veneer over the lid, lacing wonderfully.

Dear god... Rich chocolatey malts and nutmeg and some cinnamon... Sweet meaty pumpkin... and some creamy latte milk and coffee notes. Man this smells good.

Taste is more bitter than the nose would suggest. There's a vegetal character to it, as well as a bakers chocolate/faint coffee bitter. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, and something on the tip I can't quite put my finger on...
Somewhere torn between smoothe and silky and quite dry. Thick, though, which I love.

Overall I really liked it, but my expectations from the fantastic pour and aroma were somewhat tempered by a flavour profile full of positive components that just doesn't quite add up to the sum of its parts.

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Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.