Oil Man | Elevation Beer Co.

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4.03/5
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167 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#4,472
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
167
pDev:
9.68%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
46
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml
Capped
Bottled On: 11.08.16
ABV: 10.8%

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice dark brown/black color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus tan head, which leaves some nice small islands, and some nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with a nice touch of chocolate, toffee, slight coffee, some vanilla, licorice, slight bourbon. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with some chocolate/toffee, slight coffee, nice touch of vanilla, licorice, slight bourbon, nice sweetness. Full Body, ABV is hidden extremely well, a nice complex brew. Overall, this one surprised me, very tasty. Recommended!

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Photo of sohearn
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Michaelh4
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A very interesting BBA stout. Thick chocolate malt and floral hops on the nose, with a greater degree of hop character and bitterness on the palate. The barrel is only a minor player. Comparing this to other beers, it's like a lighter, poor man's Blot Out the Sun, with a shot of BCBS blended in.

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Photo of akolb
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
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 -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevotex
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of smccann
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frontrangefart
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of brandonwnw
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of salimoneus
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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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Oil Man from Elevation Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 167 ratings
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