reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours a dark brown almost black color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with chocolate and coffee and a hint of smoke. Taste is roasted grain and hop bitterness with hints of coffee and a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some modest carbonation. A little on the bitter side for the style, but still quite a good brew which I thoroughly enjoyed tasting.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub in Seattle.
Pours a very dark brown color that’s completely opaque with a two finger light beige head that very slowly fades into a thick lasting ring. Streaks and spots of lace left behind.
Slightly smokey, deeply roasted dark malt aroma with hints of sweeter malts for balance. Coffee bean, dark chocolate, coffee bean, smoked meats and oatmeal countered by sweeter chocolate, toffee and caramel. I’m picking up some faint earthy hops as well.
Lighter bodied than expected with a slightly smokey flavor. Decent roasted malt presence with dark chocolate and coffee bean along with toffee and oatmeal. Sweet and robust notes balancing each other out with some earthy piny hops toward the finish. Pretty tasty but a bit light for my preference.
ration (2060) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
170712. Tap at elysian fields, seattle. Pours blsck with a nice medium head. Aroma roasted malts, chocolate. Medium dry bitter taste. Not Bad.
olio (8466) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Elysian Fields, Seattle.
Pours deep dark red color with medium head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate and toasted malts. Flavour of toasted malts, chocolate and dark fruits. Smooth and dry palate. Nice.
ben4321 (5248) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at Iron Monkey, 6/28/12
Aroma: The nose is pretty heavy on the dry roasted coffee malts, with little else present
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with medium sized beige head, and some lacing
Flavor: The taste is pretty much the same as the nose, pretty much all unsweetened coffee
Palate: This one is quite smooth, with a light-medium body, and a fairly dry finish
I thought this was a good (if maybe a little bit one-dimensional) porter. It felt a lot like a coffee stout to me, and the coffee was pretty much all I got out of this one. Still though, I enjoyed it. Elysian certainly makes some nice beers, and this fits that category.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours dark with minimal head. Smell is roasty chocolate, coffee. Taste is bold roast and a sweet finish. Very good porter.
jeremytoni (3022) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Light toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.
drfabulous (5538) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Terra Plata Seattle. Creamy porter with some roast. Not too heavy body. Slight lactose milk stout taste as well.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brouwers, man i I will this place!!!!nice smokey flavor and chocolate kick. aroma was strong of chocolate and hint of hop. nice brew, good time
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. The pour is clear deep ruby looking near black in the glass with a medium, tan head leaving impressive sticky, webby lace. Nose is savory with small beef broth, heavy chocolate milk. Nothing too obvious but certainly not bad. Taste is richer than expected for 5.4% with chocolate ice cream and vanilla along with some creamy slickness in the finish like cream topped real yogurt. Thin palate overall.
I think it’s time Elysian hired a new graphic designer.