ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I first had this beer at the elysian itself and loved it, but when I found it in a 22 at the local mart it did not impress me. In the bottle it’s more bitter and has less fullness.
trapped (756) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Very dark brown with creamy tan head, caramel aroma, low carbonation, bitter coffee beans taste, thin body, medium finish with bitter aftertaste. A good porter.
60minuteman (721) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smoky porter right here! Tastes like toasted marshmallows by a fire pit with a dark coffee in hand. Strong smell of coffee beans, malt, smoke, bbq, bubble gum, little bit of chocolate. Medium body disappears quickly. Pretty dry. Is that what the wine comparison is for?
mcberko (6308) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours an amber-tinged black with a medium tan head. Aroma reveals cocoa powder upfront, a milky quality, and maybe a hint of roast. Flavour follows accordingly, with a milky palate - dry cocoa powder dominates the flavour. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Nice porter.
Zaakistan (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample glass. Nice foamy head and very opaque. Nicely balanced porter. Little by way I aroma sadly.
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Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a very dark brown with light foamy head. Aromas of nuts and dried roasted malts. Flavours of dried coffee, oily dark fruit, grass, and roasted malts. Nice enough but nothing special.
stantheman (647) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A black beer with a bit of tan head. Fruity and malty on the nose. A passable rather thin porter. It seems the intent was to create a lighter porter, but this comes off as weak. 3.3.
jcnielsen (2055) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, nutty, malty aromas. Malty, toasty, roasty flavors.
adnielsen (9014) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brewery during 7/5/2014 Seattle beer tour. Pours a dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasted malty, dark chocolate, cocoa aroma. Light to medium bodied. S’mores flavor. Light smoke. A bit on the sweet side. Fine.
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate, some nuttiness, and a nice roasted character. Weak body. Tried this at the DC beerfest with Jess, Mark, and Matt in 2014.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at brewpub) clear plum/brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose of nuts and their shells, mint, raisins and light English hops. Taste is nutty, cream lightly roasted, with a touch of butter. Very lightly bitter, more herbal than anything else, light nutty finish.