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Elevation Señorita Horchata Imperial Porter

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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This beer pours a deep dark brown with a snow-white head. Aroma notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and sweet milk hit the nose bringing up images of the delicious Mexican drink this beer is styled after. The beer hits the palate with vanilla, sweet chocolate malts, and a hint of cinnamon; all with a medium body and good balancing hop bitterness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1254) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Nice aroma of sweetness, cinnamon and chocolate with similar flavors. Almost dessert-like. Really nice color with a medium plate. Very flavorful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1242) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
A very good sweet dessert porter. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick tan head. Smells of cinnamon, chocolate, coffee and cream. Taste is very creamy and sweet, with cinnamon, spiced chai, and horchata in the finish. Had in the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (256) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasty. Flavor is mild cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and some dark fruits. A little thin in the mouth feel. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4138) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Draught. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish tan head on there. Nose is dominated by roasting. Taste has the obvious roasting, but the spice kicks in later, and has just a hint of cinnamon towards the end. Really interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Beautiful. Stout like. Definitely a nice malty base. Slightly sweet. Hint of vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2777) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Beer #2 of 13 in blind tasting.
This was the first of two beers that did not belong in the tasting. That explains why my short notes included "double-brown?". Otherwise, I get a little bit of Hershey chocolate. I did not get anything related to Horchata or spices.
Despite not belong in the aggregate it fell right at average.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Blind imperial stout tasting -- this somehow snuck in. Sample 2 of 13. Pours dark brown, near black with khaki head that dissipates quick. Lactose, milk chocolate. Sweet, and strangely herbal ... wtf. Sweet milky imperial stout? More like an imperial porter. Tasty, but not what I expect from an imperial stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1609) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Draft. Clear dark brown. Minimal head. Light roast. Cinnamon. Cocoa. Flavor follows. Medium body. Doesn’t really inspire horchata to me, more like just a decent mildly spiced porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6577) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2015
750. Thanks, J! Very cool surprise treat. Pours a murky ebony, near black. Dense and creamy dark tan head that sticks around for a while, but not forever. Big sweet nose, lots of cinnamon and milk chocolate, some soft sweet roasty bits. Creamy thickish body with soft carb. Roasty sweet mid palate, lots of milk chocolate and cinnamon. Long sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1037) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2015
750ml bottle poured a black hue w/ a medium tan head diminishing to a ring. Medium aromas of vanilla and cinnamon. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are vanilla bean, roasty malts, cinnamon, sweet cream, and coffee. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel and light carbonation. Spices are well balanced and enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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