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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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We had to wait three months to bottle this big porter, every day going into the cooler, giving each oak barrel a hug. But you donít have to wait. Crack open a bottle today for this rich, robust, full-bodied ale with dark roasted character and hints of vanilla. This beer was brewed to reward you for what you do each day to help make this world go around.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Nose is roast, vanilla, booze heat, whiskey, a touch of barrel. Taste matches nose, roasty, lots of vanilla, barrel. Pretty lively and effervescent for a porter, smooth, moderate to thin mouthfeel. It's good, but for me the carbonation is too high, and the mouthfeel is too thin for what I want in a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cernjoh (96) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Had this at brew pub on tap. Aroma is vanilla and whiskey. . Appearance is dark brown almost black. Head is small and tan dissipating quickly. Taste is vanilla whiskey and good. Palate is very smooth. Overall a recommend from me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Opaque black body, thin creamy beige head. Medium to full bodied, drinks really clean and smooth for the style, which tend to be on the booze bomb side of the equation these days. This one however, is really nice. Donít get me wrong, this is a barrel bomb, huge barrel notes, the whiskey creeps in more every sip, really shining, but balanced by the creamy chocolate notes. Displays a mellow body and refined depth that I find lacking in most extreme beers. Tobacco, licorice, chocolate, leather. Quite tasty and unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (790) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz bottle, $2.50, Kroger Bridge St. Very dark brown, translucent pour; light head dissipates into a tiny ring; very light lacing, if any. Aroma is very heavily oak and vanilla, some chocolate, licorice, noticeable alcohol. Flavor similar, with strong oak-booze and vanilla; tiny bit astringent in the finish; spicy wood in the aftertaste. Medium body approaching frothy. Iíve been largely unimpressed with Elevator, but for once this is a pretty interesting and mostly well done beer from them. I appreciate them oaking a 7% beer for once, so I donít always have to go to a 10%+ monster imperial stout for a beer with the flavors of whiskey.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Colin! Dark-ish brown color with almost no head formation; only a small, gray-tinted ring of bubbles hanging around the edges. Aroma is relatively heavy with deep, sweet dark fruits with a cocoa-like sweetness & light brown sugar. Raisins, black licorice, anise, mild whiskey & wood aromas. Hint of sharp apple skins & red grape in the rear. Taste is surprisingly whiskey-forward... Unexpected from the nose. Mildly tart apple skin astringency... Possible infection? Overwhelming whiskey soaked wood notes. Boozy, woody, musky, light notes of roast. Mild cocoa powder & cola finish but still a whiskey & oak bomb. I could pass on this one next time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (667) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Black color with medium tan head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor have great cocoa malts with a sweet woody accents. Nice bourbon notes make it very flavorful. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1967) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2013
12oz bottle - Whisky is wafting over to my nose like when youíre having a conversation with someone really drunk. Nose is woody up close like cherry wood or some sweet wood. pretty sweet for a porter. Malty and yup vanilla. My first elevator beer and Iím impressed. A little smoky in the finish. Finally something with a goat on the label and itís a blablabl-ator. Smooth and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Caramel and vanilla flavors, up front, with the Bourbon and oak elements integrating in the middle; nicely balanced in the finish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to JStax. Pours black with very little head. Aroma is faint, light vanilla, whiskey, and roast. Same with the taste. It doesnít taste bad itís just a bit bland. Like a really watered down whiskey with a litle vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
12oz bottle from Lizardville RR, lots of vanilla flavors in the beer, and a good first BA beer from Elevator (that Iíve tried) kind of a weird name, some very minor roasty flavors its really a sweeter beer than I was expecting.


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