DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Stumbling Monk in Seattle. Viscous near-black body, low brown head. Rich malty profile, brothy, with notes of soy sauce, chocolate, vanilla, finishing with notes of aniseed and wood. Nice.
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, rich molasses nose with a hint of that Beijing vinegar, black bean sauce, molasses, and other rich, dark stuff. Good rich impy brew.
mcberko (8670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours an amber-tinged black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out moderate toasted malt, a touch of licorice, and powdery dry cocoa. Flavour is very fruity and roasty, with roasted malt, a little licorice, dark fruits and caramel. Well-balanced, though perhaps a tad fruity and licoricey for me. Full-bodied and drinkable for what it is. Nice one, but not my type of impie.
stantheman (720) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A black beer with a whitish head. Coffee and chocolate notes on the nose. This is confirmed on tasting, with fruity chocolate notes on the tongue and a faint note of coffee in the background. Nice. 3.8.
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color. Mild aroma of roasted malt and yeast, dark chocolate. Round mouthfeel, with just moderate sweetness; good roasted malt flavor with light peppery note and leather; strong bitterness and some alcohol note in the final.
Robust and straight forward.
MrFecesious (1198) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at St. Augustine's. Super dark brown and wide ruby edges. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, mud, slight licorice and vanilla but only when chilled. Taste is sweet and a sharp bitterness. Late-coming dry finish from an odd watery but full mouthfeel.
reebtogi (4608) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during VCBW 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort pouring black in color with a light brown head leaving some decent lacing. Aroma is roasted grains and coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium to heavy bodied with light carbonation. A nicely done Imperial stout that I recommend others who get the chance to pick it up.
vadie (969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Très sombre, noir, avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme forte du café. Le goût a plein de café aussi. Très onctueux.
GothGargoyle (1589) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, oak, hint of bourbon & vanilla. Slightly oily mouthfeel, nicely balanced palate. Taste is chocolate, oak, liquorice.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours very dark, with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, with some booze and slight woodiness. Body is sinfully rich, creamy, finish is sweeter at first, followed by a woodiness from the barrels, then vanilla, then bourbon. Easily the best beer I’ve had from Elysian, although some might find it a tad sweet.