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Dark O' The Moon | Elysian Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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634 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,720
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
634
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
115
Trade:
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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nachturnal
4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's that time of year. It's a blustery day spent indoors and the afternoon gray will soon give way to a crisp fall evening.

The color is a deep, solid dirt brown. No light is getting through this beer - at least when you look at it straight on. Once the head settles down, you notice the burnt orange-beige froth around the edge of the glass and oozing down as the lacing dissipates. After a couple gulps, now tilt the glass and huddle near a light. You'll notice that there is plenty more color now.

The smell is a little more subdued than expected - or is that stuffy fall nose to blame? But what is detected is wonderful. Spices, but nothing too in your face. And, yes, pumpkin. It smells like the pumpkin gelato I had last night.

Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a beer of this type. While not a sessionable beer to my tongue, there also isn't much lingering aftertaste - except for that stout-breath on the roof of the mouth. Your lips will feel sticky.

Sometimes, in the fall, a well-made pumpkin brew just hits the spot. This is a fun beer and I'll drink one again.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Doesn't work. Not natural.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottled in August 2015:

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is dark, black, dense with tan head that has fine bubbles and nicely laces the glass.

Smell is blend of muted pumpkin spice, cinnamon heavy but then a fruity undertone with some subtle booziness.

Taste is a bit muddled, stout flavor with some heavy spice and sharp cinnamon notes. Some understated pumpkin like notes, but not really discernible.

Mouthfeel is a sharp, likely from lingering spice qualities and aged hops, moderate carbonation.

Overall, a spicy take on the dark pumpkin ale style, aroma is enticing but flavor and biting spices limit this to a single beer session.

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Photo of MaineBeerDinner
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ron_Mexico
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Keg & Cork.

Pours a hazy orange brown, about an inch of foam.

Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon, usual spices.

Taste is not over the top with the spices which I appreciate. Nutmeg and cinnamon gently tickle my palate. Sweet but with some balance.

Easy drinking. Very nice Pumpkin.

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Photo of stevoj
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cinnamon seems to be the dominant factor, in both aroma and taste. A little nutmeg is also obvious. These two flavors mostly obscure the stout underneath, but also blends nicely. Overly smooth, slightly savory, and all around nice fall seasonal.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Industry public house in Robinson. A bit too spicy for Leah and I. I bet it would be good on a cold winter day. Not our favorite for the day, though. Always fun to try different beers, though!

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Photo of BigMike
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JKasten988
4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevesbeer
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyB
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Looks like your typical stout. Black with little to no head.

Smell: Like apple pie, cinnamon, chocolate.

Taste: Bitter chocolate, cinnamon, sweet potato. No pumpkin to be seen, not that I'm complaining.

Feel: Thinner than I was expecting from a stout. Nowhere near watery, but not quite creamy.

Overall: Not my favorite stout, but a very enjoyable beer. Gets better as it warms up.

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Photo of EMV
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Lagunitas mason-glass.

L: Pours a deep black color. Thin tannish head leaves light lacing.

S: Pumpkin and spices.. cloves and allspice. Roasted coffee.

T/F: Roasted malts up front with espresso and faint cocoa. Great pumpkin flavor shines through... with all the pumpkin pie spices you'd expect including cloves, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Medium body, fairly smooth, good carbonation.

O: A tasty pumpkin porter... and the pumpkin flavor compliments the roast/coffee flavor quite nicely. A solid effort from Elysian and one I'd be more than happy to imbibe again.

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Photo of 5EKF
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rojapa
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boogerisu
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12/6...Pours jet black with a 1/4 inch brown foam that works its way down to flat. Gritty coffee nose, dark chocolate too. Taste is a lean dark chocolate malt with a nuanced pumpkin filtered in. Clean mouthfeel. Pumpkin sweetness knocks out the extra bitter. Tasty.

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Photo of TLA
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 634 ratings
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