Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 485
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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Photo of oberon
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep chocolate brown with a creamy dark beige head that left one full ring of dark lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Wow cinnamon and chocolate really jump out at ya in the nose,the cinnamon is spicy and goes well with the chocolate and roasted notes.A nice creamy feel to the beer adds to it's richness and pairs well with the flavors.Mild roast and chocolate that runs into a big dose of spicy sweet cinnamon in the finish.One of the best...if not the best pumpkin beer of any style I have had,Elysian can throw down with some pumpkin beers.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SLeffler27
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of garuda
2.64/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A - Black, tan head has good retention and good lacing.

S - Chocolatey, roasty, touch of cinnamon and pumpkin spices.

T - Takes a turn for the worse here. Touch of roasty chocolate, then it's completely dominated by cinnamon. Tough to get much else out of it, maybe an ambiguous bitterness? Tough to tell if it's bitterness or cinnamon burn.

M - Medium/full body, medium carbonation. Cinnamon burn kills it though.

O - Out of all the recommendations for this beer, I can't believe I never heard anyone remark on the cinnamon bomb this beer is. I barely finished my half of the bottle, and my wife had to drain pour hers. The amount of cinnamon is just rediculous.

Photo of Jameswoody
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of MDDMD
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, light roasted malt

T-pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate, light coffee, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy, smooth

O-delicious stout with great balance of flavors

Photo of Beerme5
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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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%

Photo of SFACRKnight
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank my body weight of this beer last year, was really excited when I saw it on the shelf this year so I had to jump up on it again, by far my favorite pumpkin beer of the season.
Poured 22oz bomber into NB globe, pours almost black with an edge of brown when held to the light, thick 2 inches of creamy beige foam on top. Cinnamon hits the nose first and mellows into a roasted chocolate and cocoa nibs aroma. Tastes the same as the nose, I get cinnamon up front with a creamy cocoa aftertaste with a bit of roast malt to bring it all together. Smooth drinker, but I wish the mouthfeel was a bit more full. Overall, I was looking forward to this beer for the last month, and am glad I nabbed a bottle. I thought maaybe my palate would have changed from last year, but if anything else thijs years batch was even better than memory served.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.