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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

322 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 16
Gots: 23 | 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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Greywulfken

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 18:41:37 | More by Greywulfken
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

01-02-2014 00:54:26 | More by BKBassist
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-01-2014 02:00:02 | More by pjkelley82
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 02:10:35 | More by Immortale25
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-31-2013 02:06:10 | More by nmann08
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prisdefer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-28-2013 18:33:59 | More by prisdefer
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cherche

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

12-28-2013 04:45:09 | More by cherche
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2013 04:33:35 | More by sneaks2210
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2013 17:20:09 | More by TaborTime
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mtboozeaddict41

Montana

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 06:15:35 | More by mtboozeaddict41
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Braz

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-25-2013 17:31:13 | More by Braz
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gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-21-2013 19:44:01 | More by gwiedman1
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-21-2013 19:42:59 | More by AndrewBV
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Eisen

Washington

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 03:41:33 | More by Eisen
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Norm406

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-21-2013 02:09:04 | More by Norm406
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-05-2013 00:00:42 | More by mportnoy
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

09-15-2013 07:04:05 | More by bernat1971
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Crazydaddyo

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-12-2013 15:39:56 | More by Crazydaddyo
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out like a cup of espresso though a modest head replaces the brownish film; not much retention or lacing, however

Smell: Coffee with a hint of a burnt character

Taste: Coffee flavor up front, in the middle and in the finish; just a hint of lactose in the aftertaste; oddly fruity and sweet, almost as if it were a coffee soda

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Perhaps a year in the bottle did not serve this well but the beer is not particularly impressive - the body doesn't hold up and the flavors seem a bit underattenuated

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 21:05:53 | More by brentk56
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-26-2013 01:51:25 | More by bluckbeyes
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n2185

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: roasted malts with bitter chocolate and strong, roasted coffee. Not much else going on, but what's there is nice.

T: roasted malts here as well with semi-sweet chocolate, robust coffee, and a bit of char. The finish is slightly bitter.

M: medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is nicely carbonated and avoids being watery, though I'd prefer it be a little creamier.

O: an enjoyable coffee stout, overall, especially for the low abv. Robust and with a lot of nice coffee notes, this beer is drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 02:24:50 | More by n2185
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-21-2013 00:29:33 | More by Smurf2055
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mpenning13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

07-08-2013 23:49:08 | More by mpenning13
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-02-2013 19:03:00 | More by jason_nwx
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

05-05-2013 18:30:35 | More by Dactrius
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.