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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with pale, C77, chocolate, roasted barley, black and flaked rye malts with fifty lbs. of sugar. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Chinook hops, then conditioned on oak staves.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (422) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Pours a deep thick brown color with a nice frothy head that hangs tough as the beer settles into the glass. Aroma of raisins, dark fruit, and roast malt. A hint of alcohol in the aroma as well, but not in a bad way. Flavor of slightly bitter chocolate, coffee but with some sweetness as well. Maybe some smoke in the aftertaste too. The flavor is there, but it isn’t as powerful as I would have guessed from the aroma. Smooth and fairly clean in the mouth. Delicious beer but probably not up there with a Yeti or something like that.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2068) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2015
It has so many delicious flavors it’s hard to pick each out individually. Ita very well made and perfectly blended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bomber. Ocean depths black in appearance with a sudsy layer of light brown foam. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and roasted malt in the aroma. Flavor of roast malt, dark chocolate and toffee upfront with a bit of vanilla and licorice around the edges. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with low carbonation and more charred malt and chocolate in the finish. Judge Dredd would approve.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8740) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
On June 25, 2015. At Elysian Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington.
Listed as 9.2% ABV and 75 IBU.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, roasted, milky taste. Sweet, raosted aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Roasted sweet scent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1261) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a roasted malt aroma. Taste is a little sugar sweet, roasted coco, and a bit of dark rye. The oak flavor was very evident in the aftertaste, leaving a decent burn after the swallow.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnGalt1 (799) - , Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2015
22 picked up at the COOP for an okay $10ish.. Poured into my small Teku and a 1" dark brown head rises up and drops back pretty quickly, black brew is expected and looks a little thin. Roasty with big oak.. Dry with too much char that blows out most any other RIS elements, could really use some sweetness or residual maltiness to bring things back into more drinkable realm... Waaay too dry. The bones of a decent stout are there, but this is not good by any stretch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7246) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bomber. Pours a jet black color with a medium white head. A big milky chocolate nose. The flavor is more chocolate, sugary, smooth fluffy palate, light oak. Works very well. Smooth. Light metal in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelinwa (635) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Black pour, big, lasting, thick brown head. Aroma is roasted grain, chocolate and... metal (?). Flavor leans dry, moderately bitter in the middle, with roasted malt and coffee, but pretty simple. Mild carbonation. Palate is pretty thin for such a big brew. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. This is not very interesting, and doesn’t compete with their Dragonstooth stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2015
22. Thanks, G! What an awesome, unexpected treat. I can’t really give these guys my money anymore, though I will happily buy any Elysian employee a beer, provided they didn’t vote in favor of the buyout. Still, they have a lot of talented brewers making some very nice beers, and this turns out to be one of them. This is extra cool because this is very much my style of beer in a lot of ways, it’s been around since before the buyout, but I don’t remember ever hearing of it until last night. Pours an opaque chalky black with a dense and creamy tan head that goes away right away. Nice big coffee nose, showing some oak in the background and some toasty malts, but very much like a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans. Heavy thick body with sluggish carb. Coffee, dark chocolate, some sweet notes from the wood, and a beautiful creamy umami to the mid palate. Very dessert-like, but enjoyably so, not cloying at all. Long roasty slightly-sweetened coffee finish. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
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.


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