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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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very good

347 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: suncrust on 04-25-2012)
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Photo of DKRowden
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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 07, 2014
Photo of GregA135
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Blaze5445
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

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

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

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

erialbill, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Zdrummer15
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Zdrummer15, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

casapy, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of NonicPanic
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

NonicPanic, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bacher468, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of lonewolfcry
4/5  rDev +1.8%

lonewolfcry, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev +1.8%

1Sundown2C, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Rojada1988
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Rojada1988, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of msquared36
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, near black. Off white head and lacing that provides a nice contrast to the beer.

Strange smell. Almost vegetal like celery. Espresso becomes apparent as it warms.

Tastes like an iced latte. Sweetness comes out more as it warms. I actually prefer this stout colder.

Mouthfeel is a little light for a stout, but not bad.

Good coffee stout, but not great.

msquared36, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Boozecamel, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of rronin
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

When I first tasted Split Shot, I thought, "Now here's a brew for the espresso lover!" It is a perfect "dessert" stout, delicious served by itself, or with just about any sweet treat, particularly chocolate. It is the ideal post prandial brew, not a bit of bitterness, just rich, creamy, silky smooth, eminently quaffable, but why hurry? This is a brew to be sipped and savored until the very last drop. In the future Split Shot will be my brew of choice following a meal, and am looking forward to making ice cream floats with it in the summer!

rronin, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of dgeebs07
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

dgeebs07, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Aggro
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Aggro, Mar 24, 2014
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.