Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -10.9%
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
08-04-2013 21:05:53 | More by brentk56
3.5/5 rDev -10.9%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes, because internet outage.
A: Pours a very dark brown color and a one finger head of mocha (lol) shade. The head's texture looks like similar to whipped cream on top of espresso (wut), and its retention is pretty good, too. A creamy ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: There a some nice - if subtle - black coffee notes emanating from the glass, but what makes it quite good is how well the supplemental notes of cream and vanilla blend with the coffee. Not only does it take the edge off, but it creates a nice dessert quality. Really nice if rather simplistic.
T: Coffee hits the palate first, turning into a more general roasted note shortly after. The finish is creamy and vanilla-y, with a faint touch of confectioner's sugar. All in all, it's a decently balanced coffee stout: the blend between the sweet and roast works well, but I could always use a bit more coffee.
M: A bit on the thin side. Carbonation is also somewhat strong. Other than that, it's neither too sweet nor too dry. Having said that, it isn't eminently chuggable like some coffee stouts can be. Still don't care.
O: A solid coffee stout. While it isn't the most exciting, it's still a nicely balanced example of the style. I could easily drink this again, and even buy it again.
02-02-2014 19:26:45 | More by ThisWangsChung
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.