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Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company

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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 94
Gots: 42 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

crobinso, May 31, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Reviewed from notes.

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a large tan head. The aroma has a ton of cinnamon in it, as well as some pumpkin, nutmeg and allspice. The flavor also has a lot of spices in it. I get some cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg, as well as some pumpkin and quite a bit of roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 21, 2012
Photo of draheim
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark cola brown w/ a rich mocha head that settles pretty quickly.

Aroma is a nice mellow roasty sweetness, some cinnamon, nutmeg & clove. Molasses and an elusive earthy, nutty aroma emerge as it warms.

Taste is malty and slightly chocolatey w/ just a hint of cinnamon. Pumpkin may lend a pulpy, sticky sweetness but not a dominant element by any means. Just the suggestion of pumpkin, which is about all I ever want from a pumpkin beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth and semi-dry, but a little thin.

Overall a good pumpkin beer and an average stout. Not sure I'll be looking for this again next year though.

draheim, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of projectflam86
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this through a trade with youradhere. Thanks Jim!

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

A- Pours an absolutely ink black color with a thick brown head that leaves good lacing.

S- Very sweet with roasted malt and dark chocolate aromas leading the way. A touch of spice is noticeable in the nose but it is very subtle.

T- The pumpkin notes come through much more in the flavor than in the nose. Rich bittersweet chocolate and pumpkin pie spice upfront with a touch of char and roast in the finish. The alcohol is mild but it adds a little bite.

M- Medium bodied with slightly low carbonation. Silky mouth feel.

O- Overall easily one of the best pumpkin stouts I've had. Really one of the better pumpkin beers in general. I'm glad I got the chance to try.

projectflam86, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip at 55 degrees.

A: dark brown, very little head, fainted to rim, etching brought out very little yeast bubbles.

S: burnt coffee, slight cinnamon, molasses

T: starts off sweet and decent roasted malt, finishes with a bitter & burnt coffee finish

M: Much better feel than look, solid carbonation.

O: Glad I tried it, worth a try, but nothing to trade for IMO.

BillHilly, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Jstark5150, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

towlea25, Jan 08, 2012
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown, small tan head. Thin organic lace.

Clove and cinnamon, pumpkin pie. Chocolate and heavily-toasted marshmellow.

Roasty chocolate, toasted marshmellow. Pumpkin and pie crust. Clove, Cinn, molasses. some excess sweetness. moderate bitterness.

Full body. Smooth and sticky.

A little sweet, otherwise a very great brew. Very drinkable and good for the winter season.

CHILLINDYLAN, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

hannaho, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Kopfschuss, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

dmsohyea, Dec 02, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

huadog, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of tcampbel1
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. 22oz. bomber poured into a snifter on Oct. 31st.

A: Dark O' as night. No light could get through. Nice looking brown head.

S: Roasted chocolate grains with pumpkin pie spices. Dark fruit flavors and some fig notes.

T: Sweet pumpkin with some bitter chocolate/coffee flavors as well. A good roastiness, but not overly smokey.

M: Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Good carbonation.

O: Probably my favorite pumpkin beer of the year. A bit overpriced but worth a try.

tcampbel1, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Airyk12, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

sweatervest27, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

mrunseen, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

grilledsquid, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Sarlacc83, Nov 14, 2011
Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.