Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout - Elysian Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev -7.1%
Been interested in this one. Pours a nice black coffee with a bit of light mocha foam and no lace. Smells of coffee and hints of lactose sweetness. The coffee is bold and almost spicy with hints of soil and tobacco - nice nose. Flavor comes through delivering quite a bit of lactose sweetness, actually so much it reminds me of non-dairy creamer. Cocoa, bitterness, coffee, smooth roastyness. I like the flavor, but I can see how some would perceive it to taste "cheap". Full bodied with a reserved carbonation and wet finish. Overall decent beer, and something really approachable for all, but I wouldn't buy more than a couple times a year if always around.
07-23-2012 06:40:40 | More by harrymel
4.16/5 rDev +5.9%
Does not appear to have a bottling date on this one.
A: Pours a dark brown with a frothy light, light brown head. Decent thin spiderweb lacing. Quite good retention.
S: Nice sweet chocolate/coffee/mocha aroma. Creamy too. Really nice and inviting combination.
T: Taste echos the aroma. Lots of bitter coffee bean sweetened up with tons of sweet creamy milk chocolate. Really nice sweet mocha flavor overall. Slightly bitter and drying cocoa/coffee bean aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Dry aftertaste. Sliiightly watery at points.
O: Pretty simple but QUITE delicious. Like a carbonated iced mocha. Only real detraction is the sudden and sharp dryness of the aftertaste. Still tasty!
02-21-2014 05:07:13 | More by Dope
4.15/5 rDev +5.6%
huge thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for trading me this brew! Thanks Hollis!
poured into duvel tulip.
Appearance: black bodied beer with 1 finger of brown head. Drops quickly to a small ring with large bubbles.
Smell: This is my favorite part of this brew! Big fresh roasty expresso! Peanut butter! Yeah...without a doubt I get a definate peanut butter note out of the nose. A mixture of dark chocolates and milk chocolates.
Taste: Big roasty expresso coffee that does not have even a hint of bitterness. Milk chocolates and dark chocolate. Hint of lacto milky notes almost like creamer for a coffee. Beer finishes with a touch of chocolatey sweetness and a mild expresso note.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Really drinkable milk stout! No alcohol detected. Just a touch thin, but it does make the beer suffer from a thinner mouthfeel.
Overall: I loved the smell of this beer. Its not super complex, but elysian definately made what they set out to do! Great beer! Suprised it does not get more love from people who review it.
07-27-2012 16:48:10 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
Sampled bottles of this beer at a beer bar in Mount Joy. Quite a nice surprise. I am pouring a cold beer into a pint glass.
The beer is a rich black coffee hue with tan head of about 1 cm that is creamy and rich and sticks around in the glass.
Aroma is roasted malt and sweet chocolate milk with some coffee beans. Generally a complex malty nose that reminds me of a mocha latte.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth silky texture. Very mild carbonation.
Flavor is roasted malt and coffee beans with some sweet chocolate and lactose hits that are mixed in and linger after each sip.
A little bit of a coating on my palate each sip.
Definitely on the sweeter side of a coffee beer and I enjoy it and had more than one in my sitting at the bar.
Worth a try if you like milk stouts and coffee beers. Lots going on and very interesting and enjoyable.
02-14-2014 03:58:16 | More by sulldaddy
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
12-31-2013 02:10:35 | More by Immortale25
British Columbia (Canada)
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.
09-13-2012 00:25:52 | More by Rutager
4.36/5 rDev +10.9%
On tap at Elysian Fields in Seattle. Pours black, black, black with a nice espresso colored creamy head. Smells of strong espresso/earthy coffee and big sweet chocolate. Flavor follows with a full on mocha bomb, chocolate-espresso-chocolate-espresso, with a nice earthy bitter finish from the roasty coffee that melds nicely with the lactose and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel, and goes down like velvet. One of the best I have had of the style--did this not turn out as well in the bottle?
05-28-2012 15:50:14 | More by BMMillsy
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
3.93/5 rDev 0%
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.
07-25-2013 02:24:50 | More by n2185
Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.