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Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company

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464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 96
Gots: 53 | 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 -4.8%

bumchilly25, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of pburland23
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a snifter.

Appearance: Black as night with about a finger of coffee ice cream colored head. Very attractive looking pour.

Smell: At first it's roasted malts and dark coffee, but then the pumpkin and cinnamon make an appearance. They work together quite well.

Taste: Roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate emerge followed by some cinnamon and other spices. The pumpkin shows up at the end of the sip and is subdued and adds a little earthiness to the sip. Very enjoyable tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: Not as thick as other stouts, but a rather full mouthfeel. It's fairly silky and smooth.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer...an interesting take on the pumpkin beer. The roastiness of the stout melds very well with the traditional pumpkin ale spices.

pburland23, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Rathakem
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Rathakem, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -23.9%

GRG1313, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of fo5s
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

fo5s, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Gatordaddy, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

djrn2, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

muskiesman, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of JJStorm
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JJStorm, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle

Pours jet black with a coffee-and-cream head, fine and about a inch thick, slow dissipation to a lacing.

Smells of cocoa, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and brown sugar.

Tastes of lightly toasted buttered bread, very mild pumpkin pie sweetness, some hints of lactose and vanilla, and a bit of nutty bitterness.

Medium body with a soft tingling carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty decent and tasty stout, the pumpkin adds a unique touch, but I wish there was a little more of it. If it had just a bit more pumpkin, it would be truly spectacular.

Cylinsier, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TonyTalon, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +1.5%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, chalky brown to near black, good head and retention, decent lacing. Scent is roast with hints of char, cinnamon bark and milk-stout like sweetness. Taste, although lacking in much seasonal flavor, does combine roast and spice nicely, light lingering malt sweetness. Medium bodied, creamy with a hint of chalkyness. Solid, but not spectacular.

rfgetz, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +1.5%

srw, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of fizzyted
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

fizzyted, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of timmylange
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

timmylange, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Yorr
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Yorr, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of gpawned
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

gpawned, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of julian89
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A fantastic blackness with an off white cream head of about 1.5 inches and good retention.

Smell: A grain bitterness with strong coffee and chocolate notes. The pumpkin is on the back end (I love pumpkin beers that are more subtle than prominent). The spices are there, but only become more pronounced after the taste.

Taste: Oh such a great mix of coffee, fall season spice, dark malts, dark chocolate, and finally a little pumpkin. It's probably one of the top on my list for Pumpkin beers this year. It's only downside is a little bitterness as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall: I am glad that this was my first try at Elysian. I look forward to drinking the Immortal IPA which is currently in my "cellar".

julian89, Oct 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

djre4orm, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

S: Slight roasty coffee, touch of chocolate, light pumpkin spices.

L: Very dark brown, bordering on black, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Dry roastiness with slightly spicy malt. No clear hop character. Medium bitterness with a prominent cinnamon spiciness. There is almost like a chili heat present, but very mild.

M: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Meh, didn't really think it worked. The pumpkin edge was dull overall.

bum732, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

GFish, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.