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Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company

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88
very good

493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 91
Gots: 62 | 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:
Beer added by: jletts on 11-06-2007

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.
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Photo of archyquaffer
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint. A moderate pour produces about a one inch pale brown, frothy, and somewhat sticky head. The beer is a dark yellowish brown.

Very distinct cinnamon on the nose especially. A solid understory of pumpkin becomes more noticeable as the beer warms. Beneath the cinnamon are hints of other spices, perhaps ginger and nutmeg. The pumpkin, along with a good deal of chocolate and a little biscuit lie beneath the palate and contribute to a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Some toasted malt and earthy hop bitterness balance the chocolate and cinnamon.

An excellent pumpkin ale, and a darned good stout in its own right. Interesting label art depicting a werecat or werewolf.

Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Monkeefartz
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of GregStoner
3.9/5  rDev -1%

Photo of MimDIPA
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeoChase90
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of munimula
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Doodamis-Maximus
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of acp21178
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dannyfayy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Steinberger
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +1.5%

A cinnamon bomb. Really good though.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

I like the idea of a pumpkin stout. Seems more suited for cooler fall days.
I thought the cinnamon spice was a bit over done, if that's really all I tasted.
And with that said the beer has a dry course and gritty puckering feel.
Basically too much cinamon powder

Photo of BodyPolitic
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of VashonGuy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

First things first: this is not really a pumpkin ale, nothing like Pumking or Punkin or Night Owl, or a host of other pumpkin ales. It's not pumpkin pie in a bottle; it's not sweet, and it's not even very pumpkiny.

This is much closer to a traditional stout, albeit with spices, especially cinnamon. It's full of roasty flavors, and a little bitter. It's on the dry side. The pumpkin is there, but it's in the background, and you'll have to look for it.

Considering this as a slightly unusual stout, I really like this. It's a much better beer than most of the pumpkin ales out there. It doesn't fit a pure style niche, but more power to Dick Cantwell for his originality.

Photo of Stuwars
4.56/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of utopiajane
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a handsome pitch black with a mocha or chocolate colored head of creamy foam that lasts and adorns the glass. The nose is cinnamon and nutmeg. A faint bit of allspice and a light fragrant ginger to really perk up the nose. The malt on the nose is roasty but biscuity too. Creamy and smooth smelling even on the nose. There is a faint bit of light chocolate and that is a surprise. Pumpkin scent is hard to find but it's there. taste is heavy with cinnamon. The body is creamy adn the malt is impeccable. The roast is deep and flows freely. At the back palate there is a slight bitter from that roast that is so lovely. The spices are all there but I wish I could taste more pumpkin. Cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, clove and ginger. The chocolate flavor seems to smooth out this beer without really taking center stage. The mouthfeel is creamy and silken. There should not be any alcohol on this palate at only 6.5 percent but there is a twinge of it in the finish. There is a slight hop bitterness that takes the tongue for a brief moment before this one finishes dry and with that lovely dry pie crust to linger and that very dominant cinnamon.

Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.