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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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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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.

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