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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 20
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of watthree
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Elysian Split Shot

Appearance: Looked beautiful in the glass, rich and dark with a minimal, creamy off-white head.

Aroma: It's called an espresso stout for a reason...smells like coffee, which I love. Maybe a hint of a dark chocolate.

Taste: Really good coffee flavor but without being too bitter. I actually thought of those cans of cold Starbucks espresso you can buy. I loved it.

Mouthfeel: I thought this was very robust and creamy on the tongue and left a nice pleasant aftertaste.

Overall: I could drink this beer all night long as it's rich without being heavy and it isn't too high in terms of ABV.

watthree, Jan 06, 2014
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
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

jason_nwx, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

GrantBrennan, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

foxyaardvark27, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of dionito
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

dionito, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of caseyscarb
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

caseyscarb, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of cornpone
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

cornpone, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of scottw654
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

scottw654, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Kopfschuss, May 28, 2012
Photo of brez8791
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

brez8791, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of prisdefer
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

prisdefer, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Chesney
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Chesney, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of ladyweapon
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

ladyweapon, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

wrightst, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of therealsikes
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

therealsikes, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of doughanson78
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

doughanson78, May 04, 2012
Photo of Norm406
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Norm406, Dec 21, 2013
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
Photo of BVukelich
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into traditional English stout glass. Perfect color, decent head and left some decorative lace. Aroma was a sweet, espresso. Taste was perfectly balanced. Chocolate and coffee notes. Bitterness on the back end but not overpowering. Medium+ viscosity. Wonderful aftertaste. This is one rock solid, sweet stout! I'm sure if I was an espresso drinker, I would appreciate it even further. Good stuff!

BVukelich, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Zachior
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An impressive beer delivering exactly what it says it does. I actually found myself trying to taste this beer in different ways, from chewing, to popping a quick shot. Everytime fitting some new level of flavor. Espresso? It's there! Milk Stout? Absolutely! This beer followed up in that exact order too with impressive notes of coffee and a creamy finish you would think this beer was made by Starbucks themselves! What a great brew!

Zachior, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Elysian Fields in Seattle. Pours black, black, black with a nice espresso colored creamy head. Smells of strong espresso/earthy coffee and big sweet chocolate. Flavor follows with a full on mocha bomb, chocolate-espresso-chocolate-espresso, with a nice earthy bitter finish from the roasty coffee that melds nicely with the lactose and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel, and goes down like velvet. One of the best I have had of the style--did this not turn out as well in the bottle?

BMMillsy, May 28, 2012
Photo of BastardKing24
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like this style alot and I have high hopes for it, here goes..
Pours a dark milk chocolate color, tan ring around the edge, with a nice head that lasts a bit.

Smell is abundant in roasted coffee and chocolate flavors, dark barley, bakers cocoa, char, you name it, it smells like a good Imperial stout.

Taste is the same, very velvety, with a smooth robust profile that fits the category nicely.

Feel is spot on, can't find any complaints. Perfect carb, nice balance.

This is amazing, this brewery keeps on surprising me.

BastardKing24, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JMS1512, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

socon67, Mar 09, 2014
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.