Oil Man | Elevation Beer Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
160 Ratings
Oil ManOil Man
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
elevationbeerco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Much like the "sweet light crude oil" from the eastern plains of Colorado- this beer pours a deep black with a tantalizing off-white head. Aromatics of sweet malt and bourbon envelope the nose like the sunset of the eastern plains. The malt profile continues through the palate from beginning to end with subtle hints of chocolate, coffee, and of course bourbon. This is a true beer for the malt and bourbon lovers alike.

Added by denver10 on 01-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
42
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of RBuckley73
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml

Poured into a chalice a very nice black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, bourbon/oak. The taste is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, bourbon/oak. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well, pretty complex brew. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Recommended.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark appearance. Very faint bourbon aroma. Nice head that disappears quickly. Taste is a very stout with a hint of bourbon. Overall it is a very good stout but not a very good bourbon barrel aged

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Photo of drone
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/01/15

Appearance: Hellaciously difficult to uncork, but glad I found a corkscrew to do the job; pours with a one inch mocha head on top of the sweet light crude; the head fades to a film and leaves some spotty lacing

Smell: Chocolate, caramel, blackberry and Black Jack gum (credit to ArrogantB, who nailed it); hint of Bourbon

Taste: Chocolate, caramel and, fortunately, more Bourbon than is in the aroma; through the middle, there is a German chocolate cake character, with more brown sugar and caramel sweetness as well as blackberry jam; the finish brings plenty of oak barrel, Bourbon and vanilla tones; slightly boozy

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation; some wamth in the gullet

Overall: Enjoyable to drink but the mouthfeel and lack of big Bourbon flavors will dissuade some; I liked it and was particuarly intrigued by the blackberry

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevotex
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smccann
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frontrangefart
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think some are a little Unfair on this beer. It's got a great smell of caramel and coffee on the nose. Taste is of chocolate and caramel and then a vanilla coffee after taste with the coffee lasting strong afterwards. Looks great and pours with a tan head. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of deereless
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OnePuttBlunder
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonwnw
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of salimoneus
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Foreword- Poured from a 3 month old 750ml bottle into a snifter at around 55deg. This imperial stout was aged in Breckenridge bourbon barrels.

Appearance- Pours very dark, a little head, not too clingy.

Smell- dark roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon

Taste- Bitter chocolate, oak, mild bourbon, and some caramel. The aftertaste has a fairly pronounced metallic bitterness component which I do not find especially enjoyable

Mouthfeel- Average consistency, carbonation is a bit higher than I prefer in a BBA beer, the bourbon component is somewhat weak making me think this beer saw no more than 6 months in the barrel, or perhaps was aged in a once-used barrel.

Overall- A decent attempt as a BBA beer, but the lack of bourbon qualities and metallic aftertaste will probably not have me looking forward to next year's release.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of itracy63
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shockey
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Oil Man from Elevation Beer Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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