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The Dread - Elysian Brewing Company

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The Dread
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 04-28-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-29-2014 20:38:00 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Kuaff

Alaska

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
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

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
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Geoffeweizen

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-06-2013 23:10:46 | More by bluckbeyes
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justinlaz

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8%

10-13-2012 19:48:41 | More by justinlaz
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8%

05-25-2012 20:25:19 | More by bmmortale
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

05-22-2012 01:00:33 | More by zonker17
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John_M

Oregon

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.