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ELEVEN - Ithaca Beer Company

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ELEVENELEVEN

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BA SCORE
87
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 15
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with British, German, and French malts, American hops, and milk sugar, then aged for weeks on locally roasted Sumatra coffee beans.

(Beer added by: BeerTruth on 08-22-2009)
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ToAzwethinkweizm:
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ToAzwethinkweizm

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Date: 12 February 2011
Glass: Standard 10oz snifter
Type: 750ml bottle, capped and foiled

Poured aggressively, leaves a brief 1-finger head with no lacing, slightly less-than-average carbonation, color is black, head is/was beige. Aroma is off-the-charts incredible, consisting of extremely fresh heavily-roasted coffee beans. Also a distinct smell of chocolate, just like those foil-sealed Santa-shaped milk chocolate bars you leave in the candy jar at Christmas time...the ones with peanut butter in the middle. Taste is okay....a little watery for a 7.5%ABV beer with zero alcohol burn. The coffee is not as predominant and beautiful on the tongue as it is on the nose. Maybe a slight chocolate flavor follows into the taste. Mouthfeel is very thin, and little flavor lasts between tastes...only slight coffee much like an iced coffee. Definitely not a drain-pour, and could be better.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 20:56:28 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2014 16:14:59 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-29-2014 18:17:08 | More by GRG1313
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Shared with many people at my cellar cleaning.

Small fizzy head, dark mahogany color little light.

Nose ground coffee, stale coffee, lactose, somehow burnt milk, little cocoa, dark malts, creamy milk stout, little cardboard.

Taste lots more coffee, roasted coffee grinds and burnt, cardboard, dry lactose and milk stout, little dusty cocoa, slight metallic acrid roast, little acidic bite, dusty. Dry slight bitter acrid finish.

Mouth sticky slight syrupy, little acrid acidic like burn, mild carb.

Overall a big mess, too much burnt coffee, oxidation, bitter acrid metallic roast, and dry but cooked milk that was meh. Not really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 02:36:53 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.85/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown hue with no head, yep.

S - Aromas of old support bitter green coffee. Super bitter.

T - Taste is pretty burnt sweet coffee. Almost undrinkable.

M - Mouthfeel is lowly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was really a mess.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 00:45:03 | More by rudzud
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -22.7%

10-25-2013 15:28:17 | More by beertardis
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MPPHISH

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-20-2013 03:38:06 | More by MPPHISH
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-29-2013 14:50:59 | More by DmanGTR
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16%

10-22-2012 04:10:58 | More by dtx00
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-15-2012 02:29:30 | More by t0rin0
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TheBeerologist

Rhode Island

3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750 poured into a New Belgium globe

Pours a watery brown with a tan 1" head. Looks to be dark brown in the glass.

Smells strongly of coffee and roasted malt..and some more coffee

Again, coffee. The base beer is pretty much nonexistent and is dominated by the coffee flavor here. I really don't get anything else other than a slight hint of malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel is thin and very light, though this was very nicely carbonated

This was a good COFFEE brown ale, if thats your thing. Its not my thing, so I can live without it.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 00:00:50 | More by TheBeerologist
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beertunes

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into fluted goblet. Poured a solid black and very still. Low carbonation and just a bit of head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was dominated by roast and coffee, but did have just a bit of sweetness underneath. The flavors were the same story, bit some tartness and a pleasant light funk did show through behind the strong coffee and roast aspects.

The body was smooth and solid, very nice. Drinkability would depend on your taste for coffee. I hate coffee, so this isn't a good thing for me, but the beer was good for what it was trying to be. Overall, a nice brew that probably wasn't harmed by aging, but may not have been helped either. If you happen to see a bottle, this brew is worth your time.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 20:08:21 | More by beertunes
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Bitter coffee, burnt actually. Chocolate, a little funky too. Smokey, a little bit of musty basement and cigarette ash.

Appearance: What looks like melted chocolate is stuck to the underside of the cap and the top rim of the bottle. Not sure if it was planned this way. Black in color, opaque. The pour develops a noisy dark brown head which fizzes away in about 60 seconds like a soda. Some bubbles around the rim and not much lacing, although it's still cold.

Taste: Nice. Instantly reminds me of Southern Tier Mokah. Actually tastes like bold, dark coffee, then a bit of lactose. Some smoke and roastiness follows. Some bitterness also, must be the Northern Brewer hops shining through the sweet malts and sugar additions.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Oily overall, but a mild tingle/drying sensation from the coffee and hops. Carbonation is nonexistent. No warming.

Overall: Bold, smooth, accurate coffee, mild lactose and chocolate. Just enough bitterness and roastiness to help balance out the large quantity of sugars.

Notes: Batch E!OI6. Tasted 2/25/2012.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 02:23:35 | More by soulfly1492
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-16-2012 02:09:21 | More by robieobie1
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-19-2012 01:34:15 | More by Tyrawlings
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Maine

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-13-2012 22:59:53 | More by mixylplik3
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-26-2012 06:54:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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SLeffler27

New York

2.73/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

The head bubbles up then quickly disappears over a dark brown , shade shy of black, beer. Thin film hangs on the glass with each swirl and there is no lacing.

Smells uncannily like cigarette ashes, but there is also some black coffee and burnt malt. Oddly dusty.

It is difficult to get past the cigarette aroma and taste. I am left wondering if this bottle went bad, because while I do detect coffee, lactose and roasted malt, they are clearly secondary players. Coffee is more akin to day-old coffee grinds.

Eleven has a full body, satin texture and light carbonation with no hint of alcohol.

While I do like Ithaca’s beers, especially in a Dogfish Head II pint glass, this one missed the mark. Maybe this bottle went bad, or perhaps just wasn’t to my liking.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:31:57 | More by SLeffler27
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +28.9%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-20-2011 20:19:44 | More by deapokid
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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New York

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ELEVEN from Ithaca Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.