Oil Man - Elevation Beer Co.
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.25/5 rDev +6.5%
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Matt!
(A)- Pours pitch black as night black. Some good tan froth and lacing too.
(S)- Great cocoa and coffee meets a mountain of raisin. Great subtle barrel notes.
(T)- Lots of raisin and dark plum/raisin balanced well with cocoa and subtle bitter coffee. Same great oak notes from the smell on the finish.
(M)- A smooth carbonation level meets a great barrel aged stout. Not too thick or boozy. A great balanced sweetness as well without being too thick.
(O)- This is one solid barrel aged stout that might fly under the radar of the bigger names and brands these days. Rich, but well balanced and well integrated barrel characters. Tasty!
09-30-2013 23:14:29 | More by sweemzander
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +1.3%
Winter 2012 vintage.
750 ml bottle with extremely stubborn cork. It broke in half and required a corkscrew to extract the remaining piece.
Served chilled into a goblet, Oil Man is nearly black with thick tan head. It settles slowly but leaves no lacing behind.
Aroma is sweet and slightly boozy with coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. It has some really nice dark roasted malt character.
Flavor is really nicely judged with great balance to the different elements. It's primarily a big imperial stout and that's a good thing. The bourbon in a barrel aged stout should compliment the beer and here it does just that. There is some good vanilla from the barrel aging.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little thin for the style but easier to drink as a result. Alcohol is present but does not dominate.
Overall a very good effort from this relatively young brewery. I look forward to discovering what else they have in store.
08-10-2013 01:36:30 | More by GilGarp
4.09/5 rDev +2.5%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a large thin patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bourbon from the barrel aging are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has moderate to strong flavors of bourbon that develop more as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. Slight hints of alcohol warming are present.
O: This beer hides its alcohol rather well and the bourbon flavors aren't overpowering.
Notes: Bottle #02211, Winter 2012
08-10-2013 23:08:26 | More by metter98
3.79/5 rDev -5%
Served in a Local Option cervoise.
Bottle #02022. I just can't keep my mind from flashing to There Will Be Blood-style wastelands... Anyway, this stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a half-finger or so of dark tan foam. The nose elicits the image of a pate of brownies carousing within a bourbon barrel, with a bit of roasted malts, coffee, oak, and pretzel tossed in for good measure. The taste brings in more of the same, with a good amount of the physical barrel itself shining through, including a hint of the metal rings in the hazy distance. The body is a lithe medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a thinly fluid feel. Overall, a tasty barrel-aged stout, though one whose overt barrel influence and relatively thin body hinder its advances toward greatness.
04-16-2013 03:46:50 | More by TMoney2591
Oil Man from Elevation Beer Co.
89 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.