Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a cream-colored head. The aroma is bitter roasted malt, chocolate and some earthy hops.
The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and a little bit of coffee. There is a fair amount of bitterness from the roasted malt. The roasted malt is more dominant than the chocolate or coffee.
Creamy, medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Rachel for bringing this back from Washington for me. Pours medium transparent black, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is dry, with roast barley, fading hops, light washwater/oatmeal notes as well. Flavours are thin, light and mildly roasty, some coffee notes here too. Very light, clean, and straightforward.
Ron (2315) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with a tan head. Lightly roasted aroma with sweet caramel and a touch of hops. The flavor is a little smoky, and and also has notes of coffee, roast and floral hops.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
West USA trip 2010. On tap at the brewpub. The aroma has coffee and roast mainly. Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, bit roasted, has coffeee and a bitter finish. Very straight forward porter. Good.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours solid black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roast malts, citrus, milk, some smoke, wait maybe thatís outside no I think itís just very faint. Taste is a good balance of citrus and roast malt sweetness with some burnt bitterness. Medium thin body, lively carbonation.
douglas88 (5480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark red/brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet coffee and caramel. The flavor is light ash, caramel, dark lightly roasted malts. Easygoing and tasty.
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at elysian. pours a deep brown with a dirty white head and lace. tasty. creamy, roasty coffee, milk chocolate and toast. solid beer.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was very good.
Jow (1821) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Having a bottle while working on my final paper for grad school. Pours a rootbeer brown with gigantic frothy head that goes practically no where. Tastes of dark chocolate, malt, some tar, a little smoke, and a little bitter. Great carbonation and fun sunday afternoon beer to have cooped in front of computer screen.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 Perseus Porter
2000 22 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear deep black color. Hints of red in pour. Wonderful rich roasted earthy floral hop front. Creamy body with light sweet chocolate latte flavor. Tangy hop finish with lingering chalkiness. Smooth balanced Porter. Sampled 12/20/2000.
2004 22 oz. 1999 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner Sticker Bottle. 5.31% ABV--30 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Foamy light espresso lacy head. Opaque dark black color. No sediment. Roasted mild cocoa hop front. Cloying roasted earthy chewy doughy toffee espresso black cherry fruit body. Mild hop end. Rich. Sampled 8/29/2004.
2004-B Perseus & Medusa The Gorgon Graphic 22 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--35 IBUís.? (4.75 / 5.0) Rich tan lacy espresso head. Light BC sediment. Clear opaque black red color. Roasted floral hop front. Silky smooth rich crusty creamy dry sweet bisquit cocoa body. Clean hop end with fruit hint. Wow! Nice! Sampled 1/3/2004.
2008 ELYSIAN 22 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV--25 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Rich dense lacy light espresso head. Opaque dark ruby red brown color. Thick pour. No sediment. Mellow raosted hop mild chocolate front. Creamy mild crusty cloying roasted bisquit toffee chocolate fruit hint full body. Smoke hint mild hop refreshing smooth end. Sampled 6/26/2008. 4 @ $3.50 Each.
Elysian Brewing Company, Inc.--Perseus Porter--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 25 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Light lace tan coffee head. Opaque clear dark ruby black color. Aromatic toasted roasted mild chocolate hop espresso front. Creamy mild sweet crusty robust roasted dark malt mocha coffee smooth body. Clean crisp mild hop refreshing Porter end. Well Made. Sampled 8/29/2010. 2 @ $3.99 Each.