jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich deep dark brown body with a lighter brown bottom and a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee and hints of oats. Medium-bodied; Rich deep coffee flavours throughout with a bit of nuts, earth, caramel and a lot of bitterness at the end, especially. Aftertaste shows a lot of oatmeal, nuts, earth and caramel with the coffee flavours really hitting hard along with milk and lactic qualities. Overall, a nice beer that shows quite a bit of bitterness and some solid flavours, but not smooth nor entirely sweet. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods (I Street - Foggy Bottom) in Washington, DC on 10-January-2014 for US$2.49 sampled at home here in Washington on 21-February-2014.
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle- Pours black with a small light tan head and sheeting lace. Aroma is espresso coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate. The taste is nice and creamy, coffee, lactose, roasted malts. Body is medium and carbonation is medium. Good solid milk stout.
Jasond612 (229) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/21/14 3.29 bottle from CBO. Dark dark brown with barely any head. I would've sworn it was a slightly carbonated sweet coffee. No alcohol whatsoever. Would've liked it to be a lil thicker on the mouthfeel.
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Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to Santa for sending this wonderful release. A sweet stout that lives up to its billing, this reminds me that there is much more to Seattle than just a handful of well known names, I know the market is crowded but if Elysian were ever to expand I would recommend it to all my friends.
Aroma / Appearance - A creamy deep body is the color of melted bakers chocolate. A tan head is foamy and choppy. Milk chocolate, espresso, and dry malts stick like some sort of chilled coffee drink that you open after a big meal.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy bittersweet chocolate sticks in the throat. Dark roasted coffee carries towards an excellent finish. Bitter like coffee beans which have been slightly overdone it hangs in the top of the throat. It is almost like drinking an espresso minus the blast of caffeine. I should revisit more sweet stouts this year.
reberiii (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet cocoa nose, hints of coffee. Dark pour, one finger of light caramel foam. Sweet and slightly thin, it tastes of dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Slight bitter finish.
ACHops (596) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber served in pint glass. Pours heavy viscous brown with thick mocha head. Aroma is sweet creamy milk chocolate malt. Taste is dark roasty thin chocolate malt with a punchy bitter finish that quickly fades to creamy, sweet, and smooth. Notable hops, along with bit of espresso on the finish. Plenty of chocolate, not that much coffee. Some great flavors here, but doesn’t quite all meld together.
two7offsuit (124) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavor of even more coffee.
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro tap at Darby's. Pours a deep dark brown, with a thick creamy cap. Aroma is coffee forward, followed by milk chocolate. Taste is malt forward, with a superb bitter balance. Creamy and low carbonation mouthfeel. Lacto forward. Very late and low dryness finish.
arone12 (907) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black color with a foamy brown head. I can smell some coffee and chocolate. Taste is somehwat sweet. Chocolate like and all. Some coffee in the aftertaste. Nothing too special with this beer. Fairly good though.
TheHopster (748) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) The aroma is well roasted coffee, cocoa, lactose and mild malt. Deep brown complexion with persistent tan head and consistent glass lacing with each sip. The flavor is a perfect blend of coffee, mocha and malt. Creamy palate. Long and rich finish. This beer is excellent.