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Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 93
Gots: 40 | 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 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Gatordaddy, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

LoveStout, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of birchstick
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a chocolaty espresso head on it. Burnt chocolate malts with a touch of pumpkin hit the nose from the glass. The taste is on par with the aromas: chocolate malts open this up. These take on a more roasted/coffee character and don't deviate from these two flavors. The spices it was claimed to be brewed with never show up on the palate. The body is medium and smooth. Overall, this is a straight up stout. I gave it marks for being a delicious stout, but it missed the whole pumpkin experience it was trying to deliver.

birchstick, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

jbaker67, Sep 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DarthKostrizer, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Jspriest, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for the beer! Thanks Hollis!

Reviewed from notes 10/15/12.

poured into snifter.

Appearance: Black bodied beer with 1 finger of head.

Smell: chocolate, spices, pumpkin.

Taste: Nice balance between the stout and the pumpkin, but the vegital pumpkin flavor is just a touch stronger than the stout. Nice all spice and cinnamon notes that blends with pumpkin in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: This is a good pumpkin stout, but not a good as Fishermans Friend pumpkin stout by Cape Ann Brewing.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of emmasdad
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Ratman. Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkin and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon, pumpkin, light roastiness and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry lingering cinnamon finish.

emmasdad, Sep 12, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

muskiesman, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Daniellobo, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Overlord
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a generous reviewer who I owe an extra, too.

Pours a dark brown with light brown edges. Some tan bubbling that settles into a filmy crust with gobs ont he edges.

Smells like .. roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Where's da pumpkin? Since I'm not a big pumpkin fan, I guess that's a good thing.

Taste introduces some big pumpkin, roast coffee/malt/caramel/chocolate/roast/roast/roast. A bit acrid and pungent. A decent enough stout, the spices are thankfully a bit muted. Maybe some allspice and cinnamon.

A bit thin, but a decent stout. Thanks.

Overlord, Nov 15, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2%

PittBeerGirl, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

shelby415, Sep 26, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -68.1%

brez8791, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Arbitrator
2.53/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass. A generous gift from hopsbreath. Thanks, Jason! And thanks to ramnuts for shipping it down.

A: Pours a dark maroon body, nearly black, with a small beige head that slowly lapses into a thin film and vanishes. No lace.

S: Coffee and roasted grain, as you'd expect from a stout. Cinnamon and an earthy, vegetal note that evokes the pumpkin used here.

T: Coffee, roasted grain, cinnamon, and a pronounced bitterness that isn't appealing. I'm expecting a pumpkin beer, not a stout-gruit hybrid.

M: Dry, which is unusual for some stouts I've been having lately. The dryness unfortunately lets the bitterness shine through, which isn't appealing. A nice cinnamon exhalation brings the beer to a close.

O: The Great Pumpkin and Night Owl were so much better than this. I was disappointed. I really thought we had a trifecta of winners here.

Arbitrator, Nov 08, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black body, floating khaki head, sticky lacing

S: bitter chocolate, pumpkin, malt, hint of cinnamon

T: bitter chocolate, roasted malt, mild bitter pumpkin/earthy finish

M: med/heavy body, smooth/firm chewy mouth

O: Interesting combination. Don't think I would get it
again, but would recommend to adventurous stout fans.

NICE, NOT MUST TRY!

BeerLover99, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bumchilly25, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

DonFrap, Oct 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

bigfnjoe, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

vermilcj, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

hoppymcgee, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

atone315, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A finger's worth of densely packed moderately lush light brown colored frothiness... The color is a deep dark brown... Limited retention gives way to an uneven splotchy lacing and very thin collar... Mostly still though some carbonation can be coaxed out by slightly agitating the glass...

S - The nose is led by the slightly sweet guts of a pumpkin... There is some very light roasted malt character... A bit of nutmeg and cinnamon lie beneath the surface... Perhaps a hint of dark chocolate... A very pleasant, but slightly understated aroma...

T - Roasted malt to start... Baker's chocolate... The roasted pumpkin seeds add a unique quality... No real pumpkin sweetness to speak of... The finish is dominated by a competition between cinnamon and roasted malt that lingers for quite a while...

M -Medium to full bodied... The carbonation is light, but packs a definite bite... The finish is slightly chalky...

D - Unpretentious... This one is a stout first, and a pumpkin seasonal second... That's not a bad thing, but rather just a statement of fact... Not a bad beer, but not something that I would drink with regularity...

philbe311, Oct 21, 2012
Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.