Dark O' The Moon Pumpkin Stout

Review Date 7/28/2021  By John Staradumsky


You donít have to tell me, I already know. Seattleís Elysian brewery is owned by AB Inbev. Hereís the thing though. In my opinion, the beers are as good now as they ever were, at least the ones distributed to Georgia. And thatís another thing: Elysian beers are still sold in Georgia, thanks to ABís distribution network. I donít know about you, but I get tired of breweries selling their beer in my state for a while, only to be gone just when you get to liking their wares.

On that note, Iíll share with you that I picked up an Elysian Pumpkin Pack at Publix the other day. In it, you get three bottles each of:

The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale

And, the beer I am here to tell you about today, Elysian Dark Oí the Moon Pumpkin Stout. This was the only beer new to me in the Pumpkin Pack, but I am very fond of the other beers and was happy to be able to enjoy them again.

Elysian says on the label:

Dark Oí The Moon Pumpkin Stout is spooky smooth and chocolatey with a touch of cinnamon.

They call this a

Pumpkin Stout with chocolate and cinnamon

Donít most pumpkin beers have cinnamon? But I digress.

Elysian Dark Oí the Moon Pumpkin Stout has an alcohol content of 7.5% by volume and I paid $19.99 for my 12-pack at Publix. Thatís a bit high for sure, and I later saw it at Target for $17.09. How did I know Target was gonna have it? My bottles are marked Experience by 28JAN22.

Elysian Dark Oí the Moon Pumpkin Stout pours to a jet-black color with a thick creamy tan head and a nose of roast and spicy hotball cinnamon. Taking a sip, the beer is medium in body with deep seated roasted notes, chocolate, and cinnamon stick and hot ball cinnamon candy. Not getting so much pumpkin notes (maybe just a hint of vegetal pumpkin flavor), but the spices and dark chocolate dominate. Finishes spicy and dry from the spice. Very tasty!

Although, as I mentioned, the pumpkin is a bit occluded by the chocolate, roast, and hotball cinnamon, you can find it of you try. And to my earlier point, while most pumpkin beers do have cinnamon, this one really accentuates it.

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??


*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned