Angry Goat | Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by vrbulldog22 on 04-21-2012

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by Ryan011235:
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1.35/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into a Parkbrau Pils glass on 8/9/12

This pours with a strange consistency; honestly, this looks like motor oil being poured. In the glass the color is a rustic copper, complete with mild haziness. The head is nearly two fingers of smooth foam. Thin retention and bits of lace.

At first I was impressed with the ample amount of foam. However, one sniff tells me something is amiss here. Do we have uh-oh?

The aroma has a deep-seated tartness, like a mix of blueberries and cherries. Faint vinegar, too. Hell, at times it also seems lactic. Bits and pieces of the base beer remain (bread, dough, caramel and earthy nuts), though hollowed out. The barrel doesn't make up for it; there isn't much barrel here, aside from vanilla that doesn't play well at all with the off-aromas, hints of charred oak and soft, sweet whiskey.

I've put off the inevitable long enough. This ought to be a treat.

What the heck, Elevator? What seems to be a weak base beer in its own right is absolutely mangled; chewed up, spit out and stepped on with cleats. Spiced bread a la rye or pumpernickel are no match for whatever the hell has gotten into this creature. It's overcome with a ever-so-slightly tart, dirty and murky funk that there's no salvaging this. The only thing the barrel is good for here is making this beer taste bad. Rotten apples. Humid grime.

The body is scrawny and dirty and the carbonation is skittish. The finish has an unpleasant tendency to coat the tongue.

This beer was rode hard and put up wet. Elevator needs to cut out this sort of crap.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RebeccaMB
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of HeyYoMar
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Brenden
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is exactly what I expect a brown to look like, and it's pretty typical for the style: about medium brown in color (duh), fairly thick but certainly holding a touch more clarity than a porter or bigger. The head is tan, not especially large but tight. Retention is good and patchy lacing is steady.
There's a firm bourbon overtone in the nose that adds plenty of warmth, wood and vanilla-like sweetness combining with a nutty note and the faintest roast in a firm, earthy/bready malts backbone.
Again, the bourbon comes out plenty strong in the flavor without being overbearing. This is well-executed, and it proves these guys are pretty good with barrels. Reviews are a little skewed, as some were made despite obvious infection, but there's nothing funky, tart or sour about this beer. It has a sweetness on the higher end but avoids being cloying. Malts are strong, pretty earthy mostly, with some breads. There is just a hint of dark fruits lurking. The base beer is a good brown, not world class but far from as weak as many out there. Woods cut through the sweetness a bit, and the nut goes the whole way through.
It is a little thin, the alcohol cutting through the malts a little, though the body is an even medium strength. It's fairly clean, but slightly grainy on the end. Between the sweetness, the wood and the alcohol, it's pretty much semi-dry the whole way.

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Photo of Sammy
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

November 2012 brewed. Big whiskey taste, which helped this lightweight brown beer. Not super drinkable but had some decent taste without being heavyweight booziness. Thanks, Steve in Warren.Just OK. Would like more body, and more character to the brown, i.e. chocolate malts.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle labled "Nut brown ale aged in whiskey barrels"... poured into snifter

*Not sure if there was a secondary fermentation in the bottle, but once the cap came off, this guy bubbled like a 6th grade science volcano. I was able to save 3/4 the bottle

A- Dark brown with very little head
S- Very big and boozy whiskey smell
T- Huge on whiskey flavors, but this is less than 6% abv. Can't really taste the nut brown, but it tastes good.
M- What you'd expect of a nut brown. Not too thick

O- I liked it for a whiskey barrel aged with low abv.

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Photo of McNealc31
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Angry GOAT is a nut brown ale aged in whiskey barrels. Clearly evident from the aroma. The only beer I've had with more whiskey in the aroma is Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. There is some nuttiness in the back, too. Whiskey dominates the flavor, but there's more there. Hints of nuts, sweet malt, and a sour finish.

Outstanding if you love whiskey. Which I do! Not sure the sourness is necessary.

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Photo of GrumpyGirl
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Bung
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. picked up in Columbus. Glad someone added this as I was too lazy to.
Lighter orange/brown pour than I was expecting. Nice finger of off white. Retained pretty well.

Aroma, nutty, earthy malt, some chocolate, vanilla, herbal notes.

Taste, toasted malt and hazelnut. Sinks nicely into molasses, caramel and vanilla. Just light oak and pear. No real hop presence. Barrel added a nice tick up to a light brown ale I feel.

Heavy side of light bodies, middle of the road carbonation also. No heat, one of the more drinkable barrel aged brews I've had. Worth trying, but I bet this goes south pretty quickly, as has been my experience with low abv barrel aged beers.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/brown color with an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like nuts, caramel malt, and some light bourbon and bananas. I really don't pick up too much bourbon in the aroma. Luckily, the bourbon flavor is somewhat stronger compared to the aroma. It tastes like nuts, vanilla, caramel, bourbon and a little bit of pears, surprisingly. But overall there isn't much bourbon in either the aroma or flavor of this brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and a bit slick. It also has a good amount of carbonation, but it's also easy to drink. I think this is a solid overall brew. $9.99 a 4 pack.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly foggy reddish mahogany with a tiny cream rim that never leaves you. Minimal spotty lacing that doesn't last long.

The smell is probably my favorite part. Whiskey, cashew, hazelnut, with hints of banana and clove.

The upfront the first thing that i tasted was banana, fading to a nice malty whiskey in the middle, and then a lingering clove aftertaste.

It's a nice medium bodied brew, but I wish they would have brewed it stronger (if a *double* angry goat ever exists, I'll be all over it). I may have gotten my hopes up for a hometown replacement to Founders Cashew Mountain Brown or the likes, but this beer is definitely still worth its price tag.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - A gentle pour caused me to end up with a half glass of tan foam. The body of the beer is burnt orange with amber highlights.

S - The smell is sweet like ripe fruit. Upon further investigation I get some darker earthy aromas and some sweetness of molasses.

T - The taste has some sourness to it. I'm not sure that this is an intended trait. I get some earthiness at the tail end and maybe a little bit of the whiskey.

M - It's kind of thin.

O - I like barrel aged beers, but it struck me as a little odd that it has such a low ABV. This beer wasn't horrible, but it was far from great.

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Photo of elkinbrown
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - Pours a Dark chestnut brown color with an even creamy layer of foam on top and quiet carbonation. Yep, looks like a brown ale.

S - Aroma is light with sweet dark fruit and some earthiness, not much more.

T - Dark fruit (plums & black cherry with black cherry dominating) from start to finish with a little bit of tartness and an extremely mild bourbon presence. Finishes with a sugary dark fruit light bourbon presence.

M - Full medium body with little to no carbonation on the tongue.

O - How many times were these barrels used and did the beer sit long enough in the barrel? Maybe not a good barrel match for this particular style? Very little character/complexity and I still have three more left to drink, if I were the goat, I'd be angry too. The dark fruit aspect is nice and would be interesting with more bourbon presence. Since I have three left I'll give it three more tries and adjust my review accordingly. There are some flavor merits to this beer.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of breakingbland
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a bottle into a pint glass from an undated bottle.

Appearance: A light cloudy brown though fairly opaque. The half-finger head settled into a layer of foam that persisted throughout the drinking.

Aroma: Typical of this style: a quite sweet bourbon.

Taste: Strong, sweet bourbon but without hardly any malt backbone. There was an odd metallic component (seemed to lessen as the beer warmed) and a slight bitterness. More depth or richness would have been nice. There was hardly any hops presence.

Mouthfeel: Appropriate for this style, though maybe a little thin.

Overall: Because of the slight metallic taste, the lack of balance between the sweetness and malt, and lack of depth, I can't call this a favorite. Won't look for this one again but wouldn't turn it down if there were no other decent craft beers available.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very creamy with incredible mouthfeel. A must pick if you like Whiskey. Easy to drink, very aromatic (key Whiskey notes). Doesn't leave an unwanted lingering aftertaste like some aged beers. Doesn't taste as dark as it looks in a bottle. Solid beer.

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