The Dread - Elysian Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.44/5 rDev +0.9%
On tap at Burgundian in Seattle. Brought out in a snifter.
It has a ring of brown froth around the perimeter of the glass, and otherwise looks quite black and imposing.
I smell raisins, molasses, chocolate, a hint of bourbon, and some kind of berries. It actually makes me think of blueberries and raspberries, curiously.
The taste follows the aroma, with the raisins, molasses, berries, bourbon, and some milk chocolate all coming through.
A typically substantial viscosity.
Though it may induce dread in those who fear dark beer, in me it inspires only glee.
05-25-2014 00:12:09 | More by Kuaff
4.34/5 rDev -1.4%
A - Really solid looking. Dark, thick and imposing.
S - Coffee, semi-sweet dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Aromas could be fuller.
T - Burned chocolate, french-press coffee, complimented by vanilla bean mellowness. The bourbon comes through powerfully which mostly works but does render the beer a little hot when coupled with the abv.
M - Lovely and thick. Full-bodied, velvety, creamy and substantial.
O - A cracking beer which was a very pleasant surprise as I approached it not knowing anything about it. This a very well-rounded beer, the main area for improvement would be a little less alcohol heat.
04-21-2014 02:42:29 | More by abeeronthebeach
4.23/5 rDev -3.9%
On tap at Max's today.
The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive, and I'm getting a considerable amount of bourbon on the nose. Otherwise, there's dark chocolate, coffeee and vanilla. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but there is also some noticeable licorice that is a nice touch, and helps to counter the moderate sweetness in this beer. The amount of flavor this beer delivers is impressive. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a long, slightly boozy finish. Alcohol is noticeable, but seems to be pretty well integrated into the flavor profile.
Pretty tasty beer. Reminds me a bit of a bourbon barrel aged version of the dragonstooth stout from these guys.
04-28-2012 18:54:54 | More by John_M
The Dread from Elysian Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.