Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
646 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
Ranking:
#5,959
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
646
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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Ratings: 646 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of evergreen_machine
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeLacy
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of MikeGray
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal head and had an aroma of light coffee as the lactic aromas are minimal at best. Smooth, creamy, medium body with mild lactic flavors to tame the coffee notes; excellent balance and an enjoyable and easy to sip milk stout.

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Photo of redleg64
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeefyChef
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer. Love imperial porters and stouts, so this was a no brainer. Nice initial tingling on the tongue then very smooth with nice coffee espresso finish. Would buy it again. B+/A rating

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Photo of TooGood
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LeRose
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown almost black with a decent khaki colored head that persists.

The aroma is very subdued. There is faint coffee, a weak char, sweetness. It doesn't smell much like an espresso or a stout, sort of a weak melding of the two.

Unfortunately, the taste follows. It is pleasant enough, sweet coffee, but no depth and not enough flavor for a stout. What is there is very good, but it seems like this one could be amped up a bit. As it warms, a licorice flavor comes out that I really don't care for.

Smooth and sweet on the tongue, a little on the sticky side, a little too carbonated maybe.

This is an OK beer that wold probably go over well with non-stout drinkers. It is in limbo. Seems like it should be either a full blown desert beer or an in your face slightly sweet espresso monster, but it is neither. The flavors are there, but lack depth and intensity. Can't say I can recommend seeking it out, but you could do worse.

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Photo of rjd722
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teromous
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't see any date listed on the bottle or label.

Appearance: The body is black and it has a medium-sized, creamy textured, light khaki head. The head has good retention and great lacing, giving this beer an overall great look in the glass.

Aroma: It has a nice soft coffee aroma with a touch of burnt wood.

Taste: There's a light coffee flavor to the beer and just a touch of very light charcoal at the end. The beer label says "Espresso Milk Stout" and while it does taste like coffee it doesn't really taste much like an espresso. The flavors of the beer are nice but very mild.

Mouthfeel: The texture to this beer is amazing. As soon as it hits the palate it just fills every corner of the mouth with this light and airy yet full-feeling texture...a bit like whipped cream but obviously liquid. The beer only has a light bitterness but it is extremely tame with a bitterness lighter than what would be found in coffee. The beer says on the label that it "CONTAINS LACTOSE" and although that is normal in a milk stout it feels like there is a lot in this beer. After drinking each sip of the beer it leaves this very sweet and sticky texture on the lips.

Overall: If you enjoy a milder coffee flavor and a sweeter beer then you will enjoy this beer. I enjoyed its pleasant and smooth coffee flavor and I would drink it again.

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Photo of Twoxrifles
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As far as a “coffee stout/porter”, this is the best I’ve had by far. For me, most coffee stout/porters are either too sweet, bitter, or have a bad after taste. Split Shot does not.

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Photo of NodakEric
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Illdoone
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noles9585
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mshiner1
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As soon as i had this beer i was blown away. it is the perfect beer for the winter/spring season. I am a huge elysian fan, and also a huge fan of stump town coffee.

Out of all the coffee beers i have ever had, this definitely does it for me the best. a must have. 10/10

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Photo of Nunya
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 646 ratings