Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has some nice vanilla, but it does make the beer a bit sweet. Ok, on the palate I get a blast of vanilla and a touch of astringency.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sample draft from Raleigh Rare beer fest: If you like coffee you’ll love this. I do not thus the reminder for me to stay away.
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s. clear deep maroon color, tiny beige edge head. Aroma of sweet mill chocolate. Taste is intense Hershey’s syrup. One of the chocolatiest beers I’ve ever tried. And yes, that is a word. It is now, anyway.
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours a very dark brown. Roast and chocolate on the nose. Flavor is sweet chocolate. A bit too sweet. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
HeadyDE (516) - Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour at 2sp..didn’t realize how much a treat this was until later...what a tasty imperial porter..pours a dark brown blackish hue with a nice little creamy ecru head..nose of espresso and cold press coffee that is evident as things warm up a bit..also getting some smooth roasted malt intertwined with vanilla and toasted coconut..wow..mouthfeel is as good as it gets with the style so smooth coconut is perfectly done and toasted perfection..nice lacing left all around..lingering mild sweetness that isn’t overdone with a clean slick mouthfeel..shit this is a tasty offering..very well done and absolutely delicious..well done elysian.very worth seeking out..