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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - Elysian Brewing Company

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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)
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Photo of thefullpython
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

thefullpython, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CJS, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of cosmonick
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

cosmonick, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of dtx00
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

dtx00, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

chickenm, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Jomolieri
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%

This is the beer that prompted me to write a review. For all the great beers I've had I haven't bothered because everyone else was already raving about them.

Elysian makes some outstanding beer but this just isn't one of them.

This beer is bursting with flavor but in ways that I just found all wrong. I couldn't figure out if I was drinking a beer or a coffee.

Part of the problem maybe that I know coffee. This beer tasted like burnt coffee. If you're a real coffee drinker you know the complexity coffee can have and I just got hung up on how strong the coffee flavor was but how burnt and undeveloped it was. I would never drink coffee that tasted like this so I found it a sad excuse to consider such a strong flavor of burnt quality to be acceptable because it was in a beer.

It did have a nice smoothness and a pleasing sweetness so I do think Elysian has some great stout making abilities but marrying it pleasingly with coffee didn't work out too well with this one.

Jomolieri, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of IllNate
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

Pours black with brown highlights and a good helping of tan/brown head. Good retention. Aroma is big on coffee, I think mostly from the coffee, but also complemented by the dark roast malt. Quite a bit of lactose in the nose as well and a small helping of hop. Taste follows with big coffee and dark roasts. Sweetness there too though and a balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth yet bitter, both coffee and hop I suspect. Overall a great beer. My first milk stout.

IllNate, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%

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
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1.8%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

robuncorked, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

tln13, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Stizz19, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Yorr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Yorr, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of gpawned
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

gpawned, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jrfehon33, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours nearly full black, with a nice little brown head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Didn't really leave any lace.

The aroma was more sort of a sweet iced coffee smell. Some definite lactose, milky sugar notes, some chocolate and slight espresso notes.

Taste was again, milky sweet, with a sweet coffee note, bits of roasted malts.

It was creamy, upper medium in body, smooth, and easy to drink.

A bit more of a sweeter coffee beer, which was good, but not the best I've had for sure.

EgadBananas, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

MarkyMOD, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BeerNW, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of jellikit
3.93/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: dark. Black. Slight red hue when held to light. Thin head. Thin lacing, clings to glass.

Smell: great coffe aroma.

Taste: smoothe. Roasted barley. Coffee backer.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Not too heavy not too thick for a stout. Medium heavy body. Think Jessica Simpson at her peak.

Overall: great coffee stout. Smoothe drinker. I like stouts that don't use a lot of black patent. This is a good one. Coffee tones are just right.

jellikit, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Rutager
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%

Appearance. Pours pretty darn close to black with a 1/2 finger of light tan head.

Smell. Dark coffee and dark roasty malts with a bit of sweet milk chocolate. Yum.

Taste. Dark roasted malts, sour old coffee, not a lot of sweetness. Flavours are a little washed out ...maybe I was just expecting more from the appearance.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Coffee taste was okay but the beer wasn't big enough to back it up.

Rutager, Sep 13, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

Served from a 22 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass

A- Poured very dark with a little light coming through, a small soapy mocha head that left no lace

S- Big sweet milk chocolate aroma, lots of roasted coffee, and a lot of dairy character typical of a sweet stout

T- Very big milky character to this beer and very sweet milk chocolate up front. Tons of coffee ground bitterness on the finish and some sweet dark fruit notes.

M- Silky and creamy mouthfeel, prickly carbonation, medium body

O- This is as advertised a sweet stout with a big coffee overload. Very robust and sweet flavor, even with the big coffee flavor and bitterness, the sweetness still seems to dominant more. Reminiscent of a mocha with tons of milk or cream with whipped cream on top. Lots of great flavors and little over the top, definitely worth seeking out.

Hoptometrist, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BeefSkillet, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

brez8791, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Woodysbeard, Aug 12, 2012
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.