AdamChandler (4517) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Thanks Elisha or is it Henry? Looks like motor oil. insane appearance for a sub-8 Foreign stout. Aroma is chocolate cake with a ton of bitterness. up to 11. Fudge, caramel, toffee and some old espresso beans. thin mouthfeel. lingering bitterness.
willisread (2453) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hatos Bar. Deep dark brown with a big soft brown head. Aromas of burned coffee, cacao and dark roasted malt. Taste is quite similar. Some astringent burned out notes as well. Itís OK I guess. Charred coffee bitterness on the finish. Body is quite thin.
andrewje41 (2860) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In this weeks edition of "I canít believe I havenít rated this", we have what I believe to be the first Elysian beer is ever tried. Was awesome then, way more awesome now. Draft pour pint at the fields location. Pours black with a thick tan cream head and lacing. I love a beer that feels like it would go good with my 5:30 am work alarm. The more coffee the better. The line has never been crossed for me, though Iím sure itís possible. Light aroma of some roasted malt. Dark chocolate and bold coffee roast flavor. Very short sweetness late in the palate. Quite a fantastic brew here. Tune in next week.
jinroh (1177) - ESTONIA - AUG 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a beige brown head. I tried to pour for a massive head and succeeded, it also stayed for a while. Aroma is sweet, has coffee, cocoa and loads of toffee. I guess sweetness is coming from oats, itís evidently there but not overdone. Roasty. Taste has a lot of roast bitterness but also some dark fruits and coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Oats are giving a nice velvety texture but if I have to put my finger on it, then very little sweetness, this beer is more dry than sweet at the end. Aftertaste is finishing with a long dry charcoal bitterness. Well done and I can totally understand its high ratings.
78samh (249) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours dark black with a tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is rich and smooth with a chewy mouth feel. Lots of bitter roasted aftertastes. Great stout!
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sort of dig, but way too hoppy for me for style. More like a black IPA! Appreciate the challenge to my tongue, but no completely won over. 22oz bottle.
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 8 Sep 2012; Celebrating my first passed military check ride; BOOSH -- Good stout, granted everything would have tasted amazing to celebrate this.
mrjez (457) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful-looking stout, dark with great creamy tan lacing. The smell is not big but the oatmeal comes through really strongly in the taste. Rich and full-bodied malt and chocolate flavours with no noticeable alcohol. Yum.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 FL OZ ($5.99 bottle) this was very good. the head and color was chocolate and was a thick foam. best stout this summer. This brewer has something going for it. just found them and glad I did, everything Iíve had from them is top notch.
natejgood (480) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark rich brown color with a nice large head that builds from the bottom as the beer pours into the glass. Aroma of chocolate and rich coffee along with a smooth malt. Flavor is rich but not overpowering or overdone. Lots of chocolate but not overly sweet. Flavor is not as complex as some stouts but there is a lot of it and it does well with what it has. Smooth and almost creamy in the mouth. Good strong flavored imperial stout for those that appreciate a lot of flavor in an imperial stout but donít want the really intense flavor or high alcohol found in many imperial stouts.