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Elsie's Irish Coffee Milk Stout - Papago Brewing

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Papago Brewing visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Irish car bomb in a glass. A rich milk stout with 1 pound of Irish Cream flavored coffee beans added per barrel.

(Beer added by: Stoneman78 on 06-25-2008)
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Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The second of three, and ranked accordingly, of Papago contracted out stouts and porters. This one is opaque black with a brown head. There is roasted aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Very coffee, and still some coconut in here, lactose and the three may not go so great together for me.

Sammy, Feb 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

t0rin0, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

drabmuh, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

MarkyMOD, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

wrightst, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

duceswild, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep brown with a nice brown head. Nose is dry and sweet, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee with such a good creaminess. Mouthfeel is nice, creamy and ABV is on the lighter side. Good beer. Excellent blend and so smooth. My growler from previous trip did not do it justice. The fresher the better on this one for sure! Excellent brew.

barleywinefiend, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub, on to the beer:

Served at 50 F, this beer is pitch black in color, the head retention is okay. The smell is a dream come true for my sweet tooth. Cream, coffee, chocolate syrup. Very pleasing. Taste-wise, it still pretty sweet, but astringent roasted coffee is more intense and balances out the sweet creaminess and syrupy chocolate. Medium bodied, but with too much carbonation.

This is a good flavored beer. Coffee and cream, the drink you would normally have for breakfast, but this one is beer.

DoubleJ, Mar 09, 2009
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

BillRoth, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a standard milk stout, plenty dark, but not ris pitch black. Aroma is as good as it gets. Uber coffee choco, ever so rounded by lactose sugar and creamy feel.

What a meld between ample coffee aromas paired with the smoothest mocha feel of the chocolate and cream. This is heavenly. I was here earlier, hopped around tops, papago, 4peaks, and have come back now again, same night.

Seriously, some guy out there prolly gets to kick it at home watchn his team in HD, his arm around that cute curly haired brunette red lipstick n sexily loud n tight bodied waitress from here, drinkin growlers of this shit.

Now THAT is a lukcy basardt!!!

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

GraduatedCashew, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

bsuedekum, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

francisweizen, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of yemenmocha
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured very dark brown to nearly black with brown head. Nose was chocolatey sweet with some roasty elements. Palate was very sweet, almost like a Young's Double Chocolate stout - there was a clear presence of milk chocolate, perhaps with some nougat filling in there as well. Gateway beer for the ladies... perhaps best with a dessert.

yemenmocha, May 10, 2009
Photo of nickd717
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying to update my ticking stats, and even though I've ticked many AZ beers, looks like I was missing any reviews on this site. Busted out my notes for this one to fix that. Consumed on tap in 2009. This stout was really, really good. Nice surprise.

Darkest brown in color with a small tan head and some lacing.

Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roast.

Flavor is amazing and fairly sweet with coffee, Irish cream, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon or rum.

Palate is smooth and creamy with medium-full body.

Excellent beer! Tiiick!

nickd717, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of BretSikkink
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with a ash-gray/tan head. Highly carbonated, especially the first few pours. Nose is muted significantly by the head, but roasted malt notes and hints toward coffee and molasses are overwhelmed by a cocoa-powder aroma that lasts into the tasting. The flavors are mostly the same, with a metallic hint that does further harm to my ability to want to drink another glass. Just a little to sweet for my taste, although the mouthfeel is spot-on for style and size.

BretSikkink, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of jampics2
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Papago. Appearance is nice - dark stout with nice small head.

And then I smelled it.

Holy Shit! This is one of, if not THE, best smelling beers ever. OK, sure, it doesn't smell like beer, but it's 100% Irish coffee and a nice coffee roast and sweet cream. Wow. This is SO amazing, I could smell it all day. Picked up a growler based on the smell alone ;)

Taste is exceptional as well. No stout characteristics come through the coffee and Irish cream tastes, though. A tad more malt in the mouth will make this an A+

Mouth is good. A bit thin, but it works for this style.

Drinkability is amazing. No one is to even look at me growlers at Thanksgiving tomorrow. It's mine I tell you, mine, and I will drink it until my heart is content :)

Nice job Papago peeps!

jampics2, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of Phelps
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler from papago into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours black as the night. A mocha head froths but quickly dissipates, leaving just a thin ring.

Like Bailey's? Then you'll like this smell. Dark roasted coffee and sweet Irish cream. Also a hint of sourdough breadiness.

The taste follows through with the smell. Deep roasted malts with notes of coffee and Irish cream. It's like an Irish car bomb in my mouth!

The mouthfeel is the only downside to this beer for me. Almost no carbonation, and a much thinner mouthfeel than I want from a milk stout.

The drinkability of this beer is dangerous. I downed this pint in about five minutes, and I could probably finish off this growler if I had a little less self-restraint. My favorite milk stout, and my favorite from Papago by far.

Phelps, Feb 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jschott75, Nov 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

aquazr1, Oct 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
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Elsie's Irish Coffee Milk Stout from Papago Brewing
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