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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

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 beerthulhu
3.46/5  rDev -12%

A: Olive black in the vessel with a huge multi-finger mocha head that was spongy textured and moderately lasting. Large coverage of lace on the glass with minor windows of visibility.

S: Aroma of powdered milk, dry chocolate, chalky, with some dry grains of moderate strength. Wish the aroma could of been more fresh and bigger. Semi-sweet notes of creamer coffee but not much in the way of espresso.

T: Flavor was chalky, creamer laced dry chocolate, pretty big flavorwise. Sweet, powdery milk chocolate and cocoa with some big mention of fresh, wet espresso grounds mid-palate that finishes dry.

M: Malty mouthful, that turned frothy with creamer like texture and edgy carbonation and dry chocolate leave.

O: Overall the espresso nature starts to pick up with some rich, deep coffee grounds balanced by some minor sweet milk chocoalte notes. Not as sweet per style as many, but the extra rich espresso nature picks up for some of the slack making this somewhat interesting.

beerthulhu, May 02, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

vfgccp, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of coffee, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of chocolate, hint of oatmeal, and slight hop. Fits the style of a Milk / Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight bitterness. Tastes of coffee, sweet malt, hint of oatmeal, hint of yeast, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, and a hint of hop. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

Tone, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of Bone53
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: Black with no light coming through. A small half finger tan head

Smell: High quality coffee/espresso with a undertone of milk chocolate

Taste: Like an iced mocha, but not as pleasant as the smell.

Mouthfeel: Light medium; Slight bitterness yet smooth

Overall: I was impressed with this one. Nice aroma and tasty for such low abv. I shouldve drank this in the morning. If you're a fan of coffee stouts or prefer the taste of coffee rather than beer, this is right up your alley. I thought this was better than the Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout I had a couple days ago. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will seek out another when I want a beer for breakfast.

Bone53, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of draheim
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%

22oz into a tulip. Pours a translucent dark brown w/ a 1-finger khaki head.

Aroma is bitter coffee and dark roasted malt. Dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts.

Taste is rich espresso and bitter dark malt. Nice clean coffee presence.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, soft like a chocolate milkshake.

Overall a really nice, straightforward coffee stout. Enjoyable.

draheim, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Knapp85, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +1.8%

threedaggers, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of SLeffler27
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Thick whipped cream head is latte colored, 2" tall and long lived, leaving dense creamy rings on a Guinness pint glass. The stout is black, even when put to the light.

Upfront with latte aromas, followed by powdered chocolate and malt. Some fresh moist wheat bread makes it through as well.

Follows the nose and plays up the sweetness of the lactose. Roasted bitterness is definitely present, but well controlled. A very subtle finish.

The head is creamy and a major player, while the beer is silky smooth. A watery thin body and no discernible alcohol. Faint carbonation.

This is an amazingly drinkable milk stout. I enjoyed it with a Philly stake sandwich on a spectacular Spring day, by the Canal.

SLeffler27, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%

A - Solid stout colour, very dark brown bordering on black. Head is a little on the fizzy side.

S - Definitely getting that sharp bite of coffee. A little roastiness intermingles.

T - Lightly roasted malt. Watery coffee. Not much sweetness considering it's a milk stout.

M - A little thin and not as creamy and smooth as I'd have hoped.

O - I fear I may be slightly ruined regarding non-imperial stouts. Unfortunately this tasted and felt washed out to me but that may not be the beer's fault. In an effort to rate to style I rated .25 higher than I was originally inclined on most categories.

abeeronthebeach, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of JMaxwell
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

JMaxwell, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of DKRowden
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured from a 22 into a pint glass. The beer appears very dark with little transparency and has a big light brown head that leaves little lacing. It has a nice espresso smell with a hoppiness. It's a nice split shot between fresh hops and your morning espresso. Very nice. It has a creamy mouth feel with a dry finish. Overall a good choice for breakfast or brunch.

DKRowden, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of DLSheidy
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

DLSheidy, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of anticipation23
3/5  rDev -23.7%

anticipation23, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of fscottkey
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%

A: Nice rich black color. Presents with a 1 finger tan head. The head recedes leaving some wispy lacing.

S: Black coffee - the kind a lady named Flo' would serve a trucker at a diner. This is a no doubt - punch to the nose coffee scent.

T: Slightly bitter coffee. I feel like there is something else in there maybe a hint of chocolate - but it is lots of coffee (but not unpleasant).

M: Overall mouth feel is nice but a little less smooth than I would expect for a milk stout. Slightly more carbonated than would be ideal - but nothing too bad. Goes down well.

O: If you do not like coffee this should be avoided. It is very coffee forward and coffee in the mid and late - it is coffee everywhere. I am not a coffee drinker but I enjoy this beer. I like that Elysian just said, "ah screw it let's not nibble around the edges - let's just make coffee with some stout in there." I like this and will drink it again. I am excited to suggest it to a few friends that are coffee drinkers.

fscottkey, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of BRYeleJR
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BRYeleJR, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of ChugMan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

ChugMan, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BeerForMuscle, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of GregA135
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Grabbed this stout at Fathead's Saloon, I enjoyed this stout. A Nice dark brown/black appearance with a sweet smell. Tasted great! I could really taste the Espresso, it wasn't super overpowering, which made it great. It was light for a stout, but still tasted good.

GregA135, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Blaze5445, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

GetTheYayo, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

devilfluff, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

woodenbones, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

erialbill, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Zdrummer15, Mar 31, 2014
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.