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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

355 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 21
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: suncrust on 04-25-2012)
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Photo of JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redneckwine
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pours a very dark, very opaque brown. One finger head sticks around for a long time and leaves solid lacing.

Smell - Coffee and lots of it up front with dark roastiness, sweet and chocolatey richness, clean and toasty malts tie it all together. This is a very rich smelling beer.

Taste - This is also a very rich, flavorful tasting beer! Coffee is front and center with rich, roasty, toasty goodness: the coffee is masterfully done, no burnt bitterness and not overwhelming. Malts are toasty, bready, chocolatey, and bring in a moderate sweetness. Earthy, grassy hops provide a much needed subtle bitterness to balance. Finishes with a moderate touch of milky sweetness then leans on light roasty bitterness.

Feel - Smooth, creamy, thick medium-full body. Even though carbonation is ample, even though this beer tastes balanced, given the low(ish) alcohol content, this beer feels fairly heavy.

Overall - No joke, this tastes quite reminiscent of a quad-shot mocha complete with whipped cream topping from your local coffee shop. While not nearly that sweet, it's still very rich and decadent tasting... almost to a fault: I don't think I could have more than a few of these in a session. That being said, I would think this is practically spot in for the style. A pretty damn impressive beer, overall.

Photo of archyquaffer
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A moderate pour from a longneck into a shaker produces about a half inch tan head which sticks pretty well, leaving some interesting lace patterns. The beer is a very dark ruby brown that just barely admits the rays of a Mini-Maglite.

Lovely aromas of mild, earthy coffee and roasted malts that barely fades as the beer progresses. The coffee flavor is dank, fresh, and unburnt, and above all- it is not overdone, allowing roasted malts, chocolate and nuttiness to shine through. Just enough milk sweetness to balance the bitter flavors. The aftertaste is chock full of chocolate coffee goodness, with a base of earthy hops. The body is fairly light for a stout.

This beer is easy drinking and possibly the best coffee beer I've tried. Excellent all around.

Photo of kwm5067
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of wrogers19971
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of timwatson31
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of voider
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of chefhatt
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a dark black color body with a thin tan head.
aroma is of roasty malt and some chocolate.
The taste has cofee, roasted malt and chocolate.
Mouthfeel is very nice and overall a very tasty beer.

Photo of jerry4ever1
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of JackieKu
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndyCowles75
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.36/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of EricTKole
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12/25/13 On nitro tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great example of a nitro pour. Silky smooth. Just the right touch of chocolate & espresso. Polite. 5.6% invites a session but it may weigh a bit heavy. Lacing is an entertainment unto itself. Always a sign, IMO, of a well made brew.

Photo of DavidHume
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Wrex68
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.