Dark O' The Moon | Elysian Brewing Company

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617 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
Ratings:
617
Reviews:
157
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
111
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 617 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of SamN
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a speiglau stout glass.

Look is pitch black with red highlights on the edges with a tan frothy head.

Real pumpkin bread aroma. Lots of pumpkin spice with a dark malt.

Tastes like pumpkin bread, but feels a little thin.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Juno_Malone
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sunflowersparkle
3.04/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seavercm
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is clove, cinnamon, cocoa, and brown sugar. Very very good beer. This may be my favorite pumpkin beer I have tried this season. Excellent roastiness and balance.

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

I was very excited to try this beer, the idea of a pumpkin stout intrigued me. The beer is pitch black with a foamy head that thins out put laced my mug very nicely. The beer hits the nose with a strong cinnamon aroma before we get that traditional stout smell. The beer follows the nose pretty well, a strong flavor of those pumpkin spices before the nice creamy stout. A great pumpkin beer, I will be getting this one again.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a jet black color with a small creamy light-tan head that reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- lots of cinnamon notes up from that actually resemble a spiced apple cider. Underlying aromas of charred malt, chocolate & some vegetal notes

T- chocolaty malt base gives some light charred notes with plenty of dark chocolate. Notes of cinnamon and pumpkin flesh hit mid-palate, the finish brings some charred malt with more cinnamon on the linger

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- the cinnamon compliments the base stout well, and the actually pumpkin is surprisingly noticeable and not overpowered by the base beer

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Photo of thumperskibum
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hokieman00
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oakaged88
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ricke49
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A little (or a lot) too Much cinnamon for my taste. Overwhelming would be a good description. Other than that it's a good stout with a proper mouthfefeel, though I'd be hard pressed to detect any pumpkin given the cinnamon overload. I think I'll try one of the other Elysian pumpkin brews to see if there's one that is more to my liking.

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Photo of anon
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly enjoyed this brew from Elysian, maybe my favourite of their pumpkin line.

Pours dark as night, opaque and creamy, oily. Whifs of cinnamon and clove are strong on the nose up front, following through in the taste. Oh my, to me this tasted like fresh pressed apple cider mixed with a stout. Roasty, toasty and spicy. A perfect holiday ale.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells amazing. Like fresh baked pumpkin bread. The taste is a nice balance between a traditional stout and a pumpkin ale. Pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate, faint coffee and a heavy dark malt presence.

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

Photo of bf7
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of titan2497
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried this beer for the first time the other night and was not disappointed. It's more of a casual beer for just chilling, unless you're obsessed with cinnamon.

First impression was how sexy it looked after I poured a glass. Thick, black, with a cinnamon colored head.

The smell was incredible, probably one of the better smelling beers I've had the pleasure of trying.

The taste was also impressive but as others have mentioned, the cinnamon is a bit overwhelming after awhile.

Definitely would recommend and would try again.

Cheers!

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Photo of adami212
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark O' The Moon from Elysian Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 617 ratings.
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