Dark O' The Moon | Elysian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by jletts on 11-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
619
Reviews:
158
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
112
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Jgolka
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

**
11/11/15
Bottle to goblet.

LOOK: Dark and thick. Big Brown-orange head.
AROMA: Nose is clove, cinnamon.
TASTE: is chocolaty, veggies, spice, brandy like finish. Touch of char. Very tasty. Yum.
FEEL: Tons of sediment which seem to coalesce into a gelatin. That’s a bit off-putting. But otherwise, this is excellent.

Really nice pumpkin stout.

**

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

stamped bottom left corner of the bottle - "pkg 09/03/14." This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a slim finger’s worth of off white to tan foamy head. Light lacing traced around the glass in a slight foamy way. The smell started off with a decent strong cinnamon pop over top of a light silky smooth chocolate coated pumpkin spice. This followed through on the taste in a sweet sticky fashion. On the palate, this one runs over in a sweet to spicy and sticky cinnamon over my tongue. It’s about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good pumpkin beer to have again, though not as stout like as I had wished for. Still worthy!

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Photo of ptarmigan98
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black as night with no light penetration. There's a fingernail of creamy brown on top. The aroma is full of pumpkin, cinnamon, and dark chocolate. I'm tasting dark malt, pumpkin, and a light amount of chocolate. The mouth is lightly chewy and sticky.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from notes
10/20/15 – Stone IRS snifter

Pours dark as night can be with a smallish layer of espresso whipped foam. Some minimal amount of dotted stick decorates the glass.
Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, light roast coffee, earthy with cinnamon accents and some accompanying pumpkin pie spice aromas. Not getting much actual gourd here but all in all it comes together nicely. The flavor blooms with initial cocoa powder and modest earthy charred coffee. The holiday spices assert with an emphasis on some Saigon cinnamon stick, then the lightly roasted pumpkin, and some more earthy roast flavors at the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate and overall a nice creamy feel. A tad on the thinner side. I would love to see a more Imperialized version of this with a bit more robusto in the body but the flavors are still nice.

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Photo of Shmizzen
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This stout was way more chocolate-y than I imagined. The pumpkin flavor is there but it's overpowered by the chocolate notes. I also taste a bunch of the cinnamon too. Overall, quite an enjoyable stout to drink but don't expect a bunch of pumpkin.

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Photo of frontalot
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle with a packaging date of 14 Sept. 2016 served in goblet. Pours essentially black with a modest size tan head that soon reduces to a ring. Near minimal lacing.

Delicious, bready aroma with cinnamon and faint signs of other spices. The flavor follows but does not have quite as much cinnamon as the aroma suggests. The flavor contains notes of cinnamon, brown bread, nutmeg, allspice, baked pumpkin, and brown sugar, with faint coffee and chocolate. Lightly sweet but neutral by the aftertaste.

Feel: full and creamy smooth body with excellent, soft medium+ carbonation.

Overall: a pleasant surprise, one of the best pumpkin beers I've had. Notably similar to the Buffalo's Black Pumpkin I had 2 nights ago, but more spicing and less bitterness.

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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: It pours black with a dark brown head that is quite frothy.

Smell: The initial aroma is sugary sweet. It has strong aromas of cinnamon, pumpkin, and roast.

Taste: It has a smoky, roast cinnamon and pumpkin tastes that are prominent. There are hints of fruity esters, a wee bit of chocolate, and slight spice.

Feel: It has a moderately-heavy body with a smooth creaminess to it. The finish is somewhat bittersweet with the roasted flavors being forward.

Overall, this is a roasted stout with enough that it gives the impression of smoke that highlights the cinnamon and pumpkin.

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Photo of bwbetts
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nalid66
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
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