Dark O' The Moon
Elysian Brewing Company

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From:
Elysian Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #60
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,655
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 10.94%
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
545
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 25, 2022
Added:
Nov 06, 2007
Wants:
  107
Gots:
  128
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Spookily smooth and chocolatey. A perennial favorite and 2010 Silver medalist in the Great American Beer Festival Field Beer category, Dark o' the Moon is brewed with Great Western pale, Crisp 77° Crystal, Munich, Cara-Vienne, roasted, chocolate and Special B malts with roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash. Pumpkin in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Saaz and crushed cinnamon.
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Rated: 4.25 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by arini10 from Oregon

Nov 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by BeerBeast from Florida

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
L: Pours a dark brown black color with a small tan head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Cinnamon and nutmeg, mix with notes of pumpkin and a smooth milk cocoa.

T: Starts with a lots of pumpkin pie spices, including cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by some pumpkin, chocolate is not as present as the aroma suggested.

F: Smooth carbonation, medium body.

O: Not bad but definitely more pumpkin than stout.
Nov 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by krh from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A nice seasonal stout. A bit too fake spice tasting to go back too, though I think the stout consistency works well for this taste profile. I've tried 2 Elysian pumpkin offerings and they've pleasantly surprised me.
Oct 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Oct 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by DrOfGolf from Delaware

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by WDWAoT from Arizona

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by GClarkage from California

Sep 18, 2022
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Rich deep brown, very opaque, large sediment particles present. Thick brown head lasts quite a while and leaves some decent lacing. Pleasant smell, malt, sweetness, spice. Clear notes of cinnamon, pumpkin, roasted malt in taste. Decent feel and finish, malt character stays with you for a while. Good beer but not my favorite.
Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L - Poured black with a one finger tan fizzy head that quickly dissipated. No lacing.

S - Cinnamon, molasses, roasted malt.

T - Taste follows the nose with a hint of chocolate and a light lingering hop bitterness.

F - Moderate - heavy body, light carbonation and smooth.

O - Overall, a nice pumpkin beer.
Sep 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Sep 02, 2022
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Rated by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Black in color, tan head with good retention.
Aroma of cinnamon and chocolate.
Lots of cinnamon in the taste, some chocolate.
Too much cinnamon.
Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.6 by Danzifer from Ohio

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by BKotch from Texas

Aug 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by zbooks from Texas

Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Cm55

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle
L-opaque and nearly black. Minimal 1 finger tan head fades quickly
S-lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Tough to decode anything else.
T-follows the nose. The grains are there somewhere but the taste is all spices.
F-surprisingly just medium bodied. Smooth
O-a unified flavor that is a lot of cinnamon, and just not quite enough stout for me.
Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Christianriveraaa

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: Jet black pour from a 12 oz bottle bought from a 12 pack of Elysian Pumpkin Pack from vons. Slight lacing not to much that I can see.
Smell: Getting aromas of cinnamon along with little bit of chocolate and fruit. bit of molasses as well.
Taste: tasting aromas of heavy cinnamon followed by chocolate and nutmeg. Also getting slight coffee and pumpkin spices in the end.
Feel: heavy bodied beer but smooth and dry.
Overall: Nice pumpkin stout! I bought this August 7th a day after my birthday but love every sip of this beer as it brings me to October times. Very well done!
Aug 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by Trboley from Ohio

Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by AlaskanYoung from Arkansas

Apr 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle. Very dark with a tan head. Smells of roasted grain, chocolate, pumpkin and spices. Taste follows the smell and the flavors feel amped up but come together nicely.
Dec 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Dec 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by Skyseeker from New York

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by evostudios12 from Florida

Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Nov 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by prototypic from Ohio

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
DATE: October 29, 2021... OCCASION: returning from a cold, rainy night that produced two blowout football victories for the good guys... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a color akin to its label: a dark, menacing black with a dark oatmeal head that settles to a quarter-finger's depth... thick brown sugar and cinnamon greet the nostrils, along with toasted bread malts, chocolate, dank basement, and some rum spiciness too... its body is strong, stout and chewable, with some heat at the throat... its flavor profile is more than agreeable, with a boozy chocolate dessertif experience, with toasted malts laying the foundation for what becomes a hotbed for cinnamon and spice, nutmeg and some astringency.... I like this one--a flavorful, medium-bodied stout that is a bit stronger than it lets on... it puts the pumpkin in a sippable, balanced perspective....
Oct 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very good pumpkin stout. Aroma of a Mexican hot chocolate. Taste is similar with pumpkin. Honestly this is very much a Mexican Pumpkin hot chocolate .
Oct 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by smb71481 from Vermont

Oct 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by drews240 from Rhode Island

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by chris826 from Mississippi

Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a black body with one-finger khaki head that slowly dies. Has an aroma that is chocolate and nutmeg with some pumpkin notes as well. Smooth, a little spicy, get some cinnamon in there and with the booze this beer reminds me at times of hot chocolate with a smattering of pumpkin spice added. Finishes easy and is worth trying if you like pumpkin.
Oct 21, 2021
Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 756 ratings