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Elysian Koh-I-Noor Black Cardamom Porter
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Once the world’s largest diaond and now part of the Crown jewels, the Koh-i-noor was reputed to bring bad luck to any male who owned or wore it, but good luck to any woman who did. Brewed with organic pale and caramel-60, with chocolate, black and biscuit malts, flaked rye and black cardamom for a rich and smoky flavor, and just a touch of orange. Bittered with centennial and finished with Cascade.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
Muddy brown. Aroma is full of cardamom with chocolate, cocoa. It almost comes across as chile. Chocolate and cardamom balancing off, hint of acidity late and lots of spiciness. Nice beer, a little simple but a good combo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft. Dark amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Light spice and rich malt aroma. Spice, chocolate, and rich malt flavor. Medium bodied. Malt, spice, and light chocolate notes linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
draft at elysian fields. pours a murky grainy black with a dense, creamy off white head that really sticks around. tons of lace. the bubbles look like they might never pop if you leave this beer undisturbed. big forward minty cardamom nose...unmistakable but pleasant and appealing. creamy medium body, pleasantly firm carb. roasty sweet brown bread mid palate with plenty of minty cardamom. i dont know that any beer has ever showcased cardamom, or even any other herb or spice, quite so succinctly as does this one. pleasant and unforgettable, but not exactly sessionable. creamy dryish minty cardamom finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2009
On tap at Elysian Capitol HIll. Enjoyed this while philosophizing on the state of women’s sports and lesbianism with a couple classmates. We were also attempting to figure out which girls from class were lesbians. I am a grad student in Sports Administration and we concluded the sports with the highest influx of lesbians are: softball and basketball. Disclaimer: I love everyone and have no problem with lesbians. Beer pours muddy brown with a beige creamy head. The aroma is an interesting mix of chocolate, roasted malts, and spice - cardamom and coriander I think. Rather spicy almost reminded me of something I probably had at Pumpkinfest. The flavor is initially filled with spice then followed by tasty earthy roasted notes. As the beer warms the spice works very well with the roast and softens a bit. Roast and chocolate are predominant after it warms and the beer has an earthy dry finish. Smooth light carbonation Interesting yet enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Draft at RNH. Pours a mahogany body with a tan head. Dark spiced chai tea, shrub, herbal green character, and some pepper spice. Burnt tree bark and smoked licorice. Strangely awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Draft @ brewpub. Is black-brown with scattered lacing. BIG cardamom and big smoke aroma! 100% unique. The flavors marry so well and they linger on the tongue. The cardamom is such a delight. The smoke really makes it shine. This one is truly impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2009
Tap@Brewpub. Cardamom aroma. Opaque colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, light roasted, hint of chocolate, cardamom. Sticky mouth feel. Flavourful but too much with the cardamom and stuff for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Dark, cidery brown with a hazy body and firm cream top. Piquant roast and cardamom aromas. Roasty body with the predominent flavor component being cardamom. Otherwise, this lacks complexity. Dry cardamom finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
(black cardamom) pours a jet black with a small beige head, and good lacing. smell of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, spice, and orange peel. taste is smooth and creamy, cocoa, some smoke, spice, a perfume aftertaste, and roasted malts, ends somewhat bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Sampled @ Rattle n Hum on tap. Smells of pepper which made me want to vomit after Poivre. Anyways.. mouthfeel is like pepsi but even thinner of a body. Some peppery biscuit malt notes. Not good.


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