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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

333 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by sulldaddy:
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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled bottles of this beer at a beer bar in Mount Joy. Quite a nice surprise. I am pouring a cold beer into a pint glass.
The beer is a rich black coffee hue with tan head of about 1 cm that is creamy and rich and sticks around in the glass.
Aroma is roasted malt and sweet chocolate milk with some coffee beans. Generally a complex malty nose that reminds me of a mocha latte.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth silky texture. Very mild carbonation.
Flavor is roasted malt and coffee beans with some sweet chocolate and lactose hits that are mixed in and linger after each sip.
A little bit of a coating on my palate each sip.
Definitely on the sweeter side of a coffee beer and I enjoy it and had more than one in my sitting at the bar.
Worth a try if you like milk stouts and coffee beers. Lots going on and very interesting and enjoyable.

sulldaddy, Feb 14, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In my pint glass the beer was black in color. There was a medium-sized tan head with a little bit of lace.

Aroma of coffee and sweet chocolate.

Same with the taste. Espresso, milk chocolate. There was even a little bit of bittersweet chocolate.

This was a nice beer. A little less rich than I expected from the taste.

lordofthewiens, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Afroman
4.96/5  rDev +26.2%

Afroman, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Awesome display of cascading head from a hefty pour, that yields a very dense creamy looking head. Smells like an iced cappuccino with a dusting of cocoa powder. Lush creamy mouth feel with a full body, mild carbonation moves this beer along. Unsweetened chocolate, espresso and other charred notes cover the palate. Dark sugar sweetness is there but kept in check. Finishes with more more espresso and end a little sweet.

We done guys, great use of coffee here with a near perfect balance.

Jason, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is full of lactose and cream with some coffee notes. The flavor is full of chocolate and coffee notes, with some lactose thrown in. I also get a hint of roasted malt in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

chossboss, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

chickenm, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into fluted snifter; dark, no light shows through, with a fluffy light tan head that dissipates quickly leaving scattered lacing and a thick ring of foam.
Smell is all coffee...huge espresso, hint of creamy sweetness. Some roasted malt hiding behind the coffee.
Taste is like coffee...it's like a cup of strong black coffee with the mouthfeel of a belgian quad and a wet, off-sweet finish. Tastes like espresso with cream.
Mouthfeel is fluffy, reasonably thick and clings to the mouth.
Overall, delicious. One of those coffee beers that is excellent at imitating coffee, and the lactose helps add some body and sweetness. Love it!

BurgeoningBrewhead, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +1.8%

HoppySeb, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jamisonspitzer, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

acurtis, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JMS1512, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

More like a dry stout, fresh on tap at Cole’s. Licorice and roast aromas. Off notes, like mold,which is likely the lactose milk part that sometimes emits this, more like goat cheese and coffee unhappily married. Dry finish. Above average mouthfeel though oily.

Sammy, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

whatname, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

socon67, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber; official beer of seattle beer week

appearance: served in my hilliards can-pint, ebony body, creamy 1/3" mocha head with really no retention

smell: heavy espresso notes, cream, roasted malt

taste: A really nice coffee stout and quite frankly, one of Elysian's stronger offerings. Lighthouse Roaster was the purveyor of choice - a local roaster with adequate, though inconsistent, product.

mouthfeel: smooth, roasty

overall: a nice coffee stout and a nice choice for SBW

dirtylou, Jun 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Bierleichen, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

bconsidine, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Crazydaddyo, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jmccraney, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of RenzoD
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Elysian. My god, you guys have done it again.

This is my 2nd time having this beer. Smells like a stout. Tastes like a big, beautiful, beer latte. Excellent creamy mouthfeel, goes down really smooth. This is now officially one of my favorite dark beers.

RenzoD, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Kegatron, Jan 15, 2014
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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.