VastActiv (3493) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts.
Tonkun (971) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a mocha head. Roast, licorice, raisin, tire. Medium full body. Licorice tire flavor. Smoother than expected finish. Nice
itribeer (1) - Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Was one of my favorite stouts. Great flavor and mouth feel. It’s too bad Elysian decided to become a part of AB Inbev. I rate it a .5 for being a sell out.
ChewyBeer (117) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours good and dark with tan head. Fruity nose. Strong citrus flavours that overwhelm the malt
furthur (331) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, black body, decent walnut colored head, good lace. Aroma toasted barley, coffee, raisin, vanilla. Taste is roasty, raisin, molases, chocolate. Finish is dry. Palate is smooth, carbonation moderate.
scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a thin tan head that faded quickly. Nice roasted aroma with lots of chocolate and oatmeal notes. Some vanilla and nuts too. Taste is very smooth with roasted flavors and oatmeal. Nice chocolate notes. Overall very well balanced. Aftertaste has oatmeal and slightly vanilla flavors. Solid stout, yum.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 01.09.14.
A: Midnight black. Completely opaque. No red at bottom. Has a brown foamy head. Amazing.
S: Malty. Citrus and flowery hops, which is weird. I feel that the smell clashes.
T: Hoppy bitterness, alcohol burn. Some malt, but it is greatly overpowered by the bitterness.
O: This one had loads of bitterness. It was completely unbalanced. The flowery hops really did not go well in a stout. This seemed more like it was trying to be a thick CDA than an oatmeal stout. It was poorly executed. This was a drain pour with no guilt.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a capped 22oz bottle that I shared with the group. Pours nearly black with an average brown head that recedes fairly quickly to thin, bubbly lace. The nose is big, dark, and roasted, with coffee, dark chocolate, and toasted cocoa nibs. The flavor is nicely bitter with all of the same roasted and toasted notes from the nose. The body is full with average carbonation and a long roasted bitter coffee finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2713) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.5% bomber from Taniguchi served in a snifter. Pitch black pour with a ruddy beige head. The nose is mint, fruity, dark malts. Full bodied, silky smooth and lovely. The taste is lightly roasty, silky oats, cocoa/coffee and milky smoothness with a touch of graham biscuits. Good stuff.
Fatehunter (1518) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours two and half fingers of tan head on a black body. Looks amazing.
The aroma is milk, roasted malt, burnt wood and coffee. Great.
The taste is creamy, a little roasted malt, playing well between sweet and bitter.
The texture is soft and smooth. Outstanding.