Dark O’ The Moon by Elysian

Rating: 4.65/5

Dark O’ The Moon by Elysian is a 6.5% ABV Pumpkin Stout made with pumpkin, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon. This is the next Elysian Pumpkin beer in line. The night owl pumpkin was more of a licorice pumpkin ale. This one is more of a coffee chocolate pumpkin beer.


Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout is spookily smooth and chocolatey with a touch of cinnamon. It won a 2010 GABF Silver Medal in the Field Beer Category. Brewed annually for Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. 

Incredibly smooth to drink and sweet at that. Reminds me of eating sweet yams with champurrado (Mexican atole drink made with hominy flour and spices) There are stronger notes of chocolate, cinnamon and coffee. The pumpkin adds is flavors and uniqueness as you keep trying it. It lingers with sweet potato, yams, Mexican sugar block (piloncillo), milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon cookies, brown sugar, nutmeg and coffee cake. This is more different that the Midnight Sun TREAT. As this focuses more on spicy notes and the other was more about chocolate sweetness. Not the pumpkin specific beer you would expect but he hybrid awesomeness at work is what makes this beer delicious. Stouts and pumpkin ale lovers get this one

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