Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
622 Ratings
Split Shot Espresso Milk StoutSplit Shot Espresso Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Split Shot combines the local talents of Elysian Brewing and Stumptown Coffee in a deliciously smooth, very Northwest beer.



Added by suncrust on 04-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
622
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
118
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 622 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gaffattack
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of joshautry
3.01/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jomolieri
3.14/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of TimG_0913
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another beer with a great name and description, but lacked flavor. The profile was so off, it became a drain pour.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seanecy
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JackieKu
3.19/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dleigh
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted really thin. I was hoping for something more robust.

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Photo of DamienI
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of civicm87
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of -NESTO-
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of brinkdeer
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of paul_db
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of acp21178
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Jobin_24
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gouettn
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

More like a dry stout, fresh on tap at Cole’s. Licorice and roast aromas. Off notes, like mold,which is likely the lactose milk part that sometimes emits this, more like goat cheese and coffee unhappily married. Dry finish. Above average mouthfeel though oily.

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Photo of Beardo
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of LoganMc
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of gshak
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first, last, and lasting impression - green pepper skin all the way. This is the risk one takes in ordering a coffee stout. The only other time I had this experience was with Lagunitas Cappuccino stout. Oh well, might be worth a shot another day perhaps.

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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 622 ratings.
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