Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
685 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:
#6,845
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
685
pDev:
9.67%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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Ratings: 685 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qchic
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice amount of coffee, which balances the milk stout sweetness, and good body for the moderate ABV. Thumbs up!

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Photo of ZenBiscuits
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 510a
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrianBeers1030
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Delicious taste and finish like drinking a smooth espresso

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Photo of Inglum515
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redneckwine
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pours a very dark, very opaque brown. One finger head sticks around for a long time and leaves solid lacing.

Smell - Coffee and lots of it up front with dark roastiness, sweet and chocolatey richness, clean and toasty malts tie it all together. This is a very rich smelling beer.

Taste - This is also a very rich, flavorful tasting beer! Coffee is front and center with rich, roasty, toasty goodness: the coffee is masterfully done, no burnt bitterness and not overwhelming. Malts are toasty, bready, chocolatey, and bring in a moderate sweetness. Earthy, grassy hops provide a much needed subtle bitterness to balance. Finishes with a moderate touch of milky sweetness then leans on light roasty bitterness.

Feel - Smooth, creamy, thick medium-full body. Even though carbonation is ample, even though this beer tastes balanced, given the low(ish) alcohol content, this beer feels fairly heavy.

Overall - No joke, this tastes quite reminiscent of a quad-shot mocha complete with whipped cream topping from your local coffee shop. While not nearly that sweet, it's still very rich and decadent tasting... almost to a fault: I don't think I could have more than a few of these in a session. That being said, I would think this is practically spot in for the style. A pretty damn impressive beer, overall.

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Photo of archyquaffer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A moderate pour from a longneck into a shaker produces about a half inch tan head which sticks pretty well, leaving some interesting lace patterns. The beer is a very dark ruby brown that just barely admits the rays of a Mini-Maglite.

Lovely aromas of mild, earthy coffee and roasted malts that barely fades as the beer progresses. The coffee flavor is dank, fresh, and unburnt, and above all- it is not overdone, allowing roasted malts, chocolate and nuttiness to shine through. Just enough milk sweetness to balance the bitter flavors. The aftertaste is chock full of chocolate coffee goodness, with a base of earthy hops. The body is fairly light for a stout.

This beer is easy drinking and possibly the best coffee beer I've tried. Excellent all around.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.64/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of voider
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of chefhatt
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Pours a dark black color body with a thin tan head.
aroma is of roasty malt and some chocolate.
The taste has cofee, roasted malt and chocolate.
Mouthfeel is very nice and overall a very tasty beer.

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Photo of jerry4ever1
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of JackieKu
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndyCowles75
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Chrislovesbacon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 685 ratings