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Elevator Horny Goat - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

Elevator Horny GoatElevator Horny Goat

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BA SCORE
80
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95 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.05%


Brewed by:
Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattcrill on 01-18-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
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hustlesworth

Ohio

3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- hazy dark chestnut brown with copper highlights. Meager looking tan head settles quickly and doesn't leave much lacing.

S- chocolate and woodsy with definite oak and vanilla aromas. Whiffs of alcohol are prevalent even when cold. Nutty, caramel, toffee and dessert like. Overall a powerful, well rounded vaporous bourbon barrel nose.

T- dry coffee up front becoming chocolatey with big vanilla, oak, and bourbon flavor.
It's a very heavy whiskey taste which I don't mind, but it mostly drowns out all the other flavors whereas a stout might be better able to stand up against it. Some dry grainy and coffee flavors near the end with a flash of hops in the finish.

MF- nice body for an aged porter, smooth and creamy while maintaining drinkability. Dry tannic oaky feel on the palate gives the impression of whiskey. Carbonation is tight and zippy like the little pins & needles you get when your tongue falls asleep. Wait.. What?

D- dominated by oak and whiskey flavors, this should please most fans of barrel aging however the beer itself just isn't big enough to shine through.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 02:54:35 | More by hustlesworth
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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cycle pint glass.

A: Pours a murky brown color with a thin tan head fades that fades quickly. Low amounts of visible carbonation. This isn't very pretty.

S: Wow! Whiskey mostly overpowers anything else that might be here. There's some barrel oak with a touch of vanilla, roasted malts and a bit of dark fruit - but mostly whiskey.

T: Whiskey and whiskey, as the nose suggests. Some barrel oak tannins, vanilla, roasted malts, and a touch of raisin character. Whiskey and sweet maltiness in the hang.

M: Thin, weak body with low carbonation sensation. It's interesting - this doesn't carry much alcohol heat, despite everything the nose and flavors suggested.

O: Somehow they managed to infuse huge whiskey flavor without much barrel or alcoholic heat. While that may sound interesting, it served only to cover up what I suspect was a sub-par porter as a base beer. Or, at least, it didn't have the big flavors required to stand up to the massive amount of barrel-aging they put it through. However, the lack of mouthfeel was the biggest drawback to me - thin and nearly watery, not like a good porter should be. Whether the base beer had much to offer in the way of flavors in its own right, I suspect I will never know. Not truly offensive, but feel free to skip this one without any fear of missing out.

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Smell: Caramel, Bourbon, oak and vanilla

Taste: Caramel and vanilla flavors, up front, with the Bourbon and oak elements integrating in the middle; nicely balanced in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Why the brewery insists on calling this a Porter is beyond me as the base beer is somewhere between an Amber and an Old Ale and is nothing like a Porter; that beef aside, unlike so many others, my bottle was not infected and the beer drinks very nicely; clearly there is a solid Bourbon character but it is complementary without being overwhelming

Thanks, beerbeerbeerbeer, for going above and beyond to give me the opportunity

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Elevator Horny Goat from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
80 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.