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:
#5,971
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
646
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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50
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Ratings: 646 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of Tetelestai
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jesse1258828
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huffaroma
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Donkster46
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of briandaube
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with three fingers of creamy tan head.

Smell - roasted malts, roasted espresso bean, bittersweet dark chocolate, creamy sweetness, hint of earthy hops.

Taste - Nice pleasant notes of roasted malts, roasted espresso bean, bittersweet chocolate, and creamy sweetness take precendence. The hint of earthy hops round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant creaminess with the espresso bean and bittersweet chocolate lingering.

Overall - A spot on and knock out of the park Milk stout. The creamy sweetness is showcased nicely in this brew and the espresso bean and roasted malts add a nice supporting cast.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle stamped "pkg 12/2/14". Pours extremely dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Low carbonation.

Very smooth, very drinkable, with roasted malt and coffee up front followed by chocolate, finishing on a sweet note. A little hop bitterness, but definitely not predominant. Full-bodied and kind of creamy.

Nice.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshy
3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tylerstravis
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackcove
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mpenders
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle - I know coffee and beer are big in Seattle, but this seems a bit too on the nose, as it's being done everywhere else.

This beer pours an almost complete black, but with subtle dark brown edges, and two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly beige head, which leaves some decent webbed lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells very much like Coffee Crisp candy bars - the java, the biscuity wafers, the milk chocolate - alongside a wan bready caramel malt, a bit of black licorice, and faint earthy, leafy hops. The taste is bigger on the acrid coffee side of things - milky espresso, and a further earthy bean character - grainy, crackery caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, a hint of wet ash, and more leafy, grassy, and slightly floral hops.

The carbonation is quite low and non-effusive, barely a nascent frothiness arising to engage my palate in battle, the body an adequate medium weight, and equally underwhelming in its attempt at smoothness - the acridity of coffee and (hops?) alike worming its way in here. It finishes mostly dry, coffee the order of the day from very early on, which is wholly appropriate, I suppose.

A decent, pepped-up coffee stout, with enough attendant milk and cream notes to nudge it nicely into the style designation here. The Emerald City may lay claim to a metric shit ton of the two main players here, and in so doing, has engendered an affable meeting of worlds.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lucoli
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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