Elevator Horny Goat | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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Elevator Horny GoatElevator Horny Goat

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mattcrill on 01-18-2010

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A- Deep brown with light tan head of 1 finger 4

S- Lots of barrel character, vanilla, oak, bourbon, slight roasted mallow notes. 4

T- Quite boozy, especially for only 7.5%. Bourbon barrel really takes hold of this thing. It's not bad, but kind of drowns out some of the flavor I was expecting. Fades to some roasted malt 3.

M- Rich and creamy. Carbonation surprisingly on the higher side for the style. 3.75

O- Not bad, but the flavor left me wanting more based on the nose. Get after it if huge whiskey flavor is your thing.

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Transparent brown in color, scent is straight whiskey, appearance is a transparent brown in color, and taste is of sweet bourbon and some raisin. Overall, not a bad beer. Not mind-blowing or anything, but definitely enjoyable. Rated this one as precisely as I could... miss the old review system. Ah well, things change. Cheers!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a typical porter "black" and has pretty good whisky notes in aroma. Taste is waayyy too sweet. No roasted malt flavor at all. Some of the whisky still comes through in the taste though. Not awful by any means, but not a good porter either. Potential if the base beer was improved.

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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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Elevator Horny Goat from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
3.56 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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