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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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very good

333 Ratings
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)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

fsck, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of ksimons
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-very dark brown with a bit of a ruby highlight and a fingers worth of tan frothy head

S-roasted espresso, dark malt, but also a sweet lactose smell

T-roasted malt with espresso, some chocolate, and finishes with a lactose sweetness

M-light to medium body, medium carbonation, creamy and smooth

Overall an above average milk stout, I like the roasted flavor the coffee brings

ksimons, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of ncelauro
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ncelauro, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of deonreds
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

deonreds, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
4/5  rDev +1.8%

sirsteve42, Jan 06, 2014
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 elektronen
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

elektronen, Jan 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Yanka, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +1.8%

rfreed, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

CaptDavyJones, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Gaffattack, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: just about opaque black body, couple of fingers of tan foam

S: dark roasted malt aromas, with hints of coffee, espresso, and milk

T: bittersweet espresso, drier than I expected, some milk sugars and roasted malt chocolate flavors; mellow bitterness

M: smooth, slightly chalky finish, slightly coating on the tongue, medium-light body

O: a decent and light-drinking stout, mellow and roasty with ample espresso and milk characteristics; not a beer I'd go back to, but I'm not usually inclined to drink "light"-feeling/tasting milk/sweet stouts - if you dig that style, particularly with an espresso infusion, this will probably rate higher for you than me.
Don't hesitate to give it a try.

Greywulfken, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BKBassist, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

pjkelley82, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random specs of surface foam.

S- Fresh espresso aroma that's complemented very well by the lactose. Hint of vanilla.

T- Dark roast with more sweetness than in the aroma. Notes of caramel, chocolate and vanilla making for a sugary iced coffee flavor which I enjoy greatly. Also a hint of greek yogurt which I'm finding more and more in certain milk stouts.

M- Semi-creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Super solid coffee beer with a good balance of sweetness, espresso, chocolate and lactose.

Immortale25, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

nmann08, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

prisdefer, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

cherche, Dec 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

sneaks2210, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TaborTime, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of mtboozeaddict41
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Man. I'm having such a wonderful time sippin this brew. I'm pretty critical and opinionated when it comes to coffee in beer but this one is exceptional, but please let me begin:
A: dark black coffee color. Rich and of the darkest mahogany. Great lacing with off-white head that remains creamy and lush. oh yeah
S: pronounced espresso with layers of chocolate and milky textures. dark malt presence along with a good roast. bitter dark chocolate espresso aromas overall.
T: Beautiful and robust in espresso highlights. Milky and smoooth. dark chocolate and roast malt again lingers for a complete attack. Ends with a choco bitter
M: medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation. the carbonation is perfectly balanced with the bold flavors of vanilla and chocolate.
O: killer espresso stout with a different twist of being a milk stout. Elysian does it again with another surprise and another dynamite brew. Prost!

mtboozeaddict41, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Braz, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

gwiedman1, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

AndrewBV, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Eisen
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a schooner from a 12 oz. bottle: A thick, cafe colored head that sustained throughout with layered lacing. Smells like a late. Tastes like a spiced/burnt late. Very good and great example of the style. Could use more heat from more alcohol.

Eisen, Dec 21, 2013
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.