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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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Split Shot Espresso Milk StoutSplit Shot Espresso Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

320 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: suncrust on 04-25-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-06-2014 03:52:40 | More by bef126
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3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from my St Bernardus chalice

A - Pours a nice deep ebony colour with a nice tight creamy head.

S - Creamy coffee and a little smoke

T - Up front some creamy notes that are followed by coffee and smoke, finish is smooth.

M - Medium to full body with low carbonation

O - A very solid low ABV stout

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 08:57:54 | More by eric5bellies
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06-23-2014 13:15:02 | More by BcOneSeven
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06-22-2014 12:28:45 | More by jpd7374
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

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Washington

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New York

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3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a dark chocolate brown color with a finger of fluffy beige head that dissipates quicker than expected. The nose has a mild sour note which is very odd for a milk stout. The flavor profile is very sweet – sugary sweet. The essence of chocolate is present but in much more muted terms than expected.

At the risk of sounding redundant – this offering fell short of expectations.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a fading head.
Nose shows a well-balanced mix of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. Sweet-smelling, reminiscent of a cappuccino.
Sweet flavours, more coffee, roasted malt and lactose sweetness. Gets a little cloying later.
Lovely creamy carbonation, feels a little watery though.

Serving type: bottle

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LambicPentameter

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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with no dating to be found on the bottle or label, but this is a late winter/early spring release, so it's probably a couple months old at this point. Poured into a standard tumbler glass.

Appearance - Pours a rich, dark tree bark brown color body with a luscious two and a half finger camel colored head that has a big bouquet of larger bubbles rising out of the middle of the glass. Retention is moderate, and as the head fades to a half finger layer of foam, it leaves thick streaks of silky lace on the side of the glass which eventually fade to sticky webs of lace.

Smell - Roasted malt and light coffee beans are the predominant flavors, with some additional notes of lactose sweetness and milk chocolate. There isn't a whole lot of depth to the smell, it's pretty straightforward and simple. I wish the coffee element was more of that overpowering aroma of fresh ground beans.

Taste - Semidark chocolate on the initial sip, with that distinctive lactose sweetness that is so often present in milk stouts. The coffee is just as subdued here as it was in the aroma, and while this is a few months old at this point, I'm a little surprised that it's so far in the background. Tastes more like a coffee and cream stout than a coffee stout, and the name, "espresso", is completely out of place.

Mouthfeel - Body is on the full side of medium, with moderate to low carbonation. Sweet finish and mild aftertaste.

Overall, a beer that just didn't live up to the name. With a name like "espresso", I expect, overpowering, bitter, coffee grounds on the smell and taste. And part of the problem is that there are so many really good coffee stouts out there these days that this one, even though it's far from a poor beer, it just doesn't move the needle in relation to it's comparables.

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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.