Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout | Elysian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
608 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:
608
Reviews:
138
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
117
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 608 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of Dum3z
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chackman151
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Espresso milk stout poured from a bottle into a Bruery tulip. The pour is very dark with no light escaping through, but carbonation is low and I get a thin head with average retention. On the nose I get mild coffee notes, some roasted malt, and toasted bread.

Medium body with a thin, delicate feel and a bitter, roasty flavor. Coffee and roasted malt up front, then some light herbal hoppy notes around mid-palate. Chocolate brings up the rear and the finish is dry and rather short-lived. Overall, a nice beer with mild coffee flavor that drinks more like a porter than a milk stout. I thought this beer was a bit on the bitter side. In fact, I wouldn't have guessed it was a milk stout. The lactose sweetness doesn't show up on my palate.

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Photo of SamQ
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

What happens when a well known coffee co, collaborates with an excellent brewery? You get a damn good coffee stout! Superb, creamy, espresso taste, matched with a solid aroma. The only downside being, both were a hint too malty. Great after taste, and feeling. No bitterness. This collaboration truly embodies the spirit of the Pacific Northwest!

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is coffee/espresso, dark malts and a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is coffee/espresso, dark/roasted malts, dark fruit and an acidic/slightly sour finish.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, chocolate pour with some sediment floating here and there almost looking like pepper seeds. Head is 1 finger steady and beige.

Aroma is straight coffee shop Espresso, bordering on peppery but not quite crossing the line into harshness. The milk/lactose is in there as well as the caramel.

Damn good coffee flavors here. Lots of fresh roast, mild acidity, rich depth. The more its sipped, the coffee falls off to chocolate and caramel, with hints of milk.

Feel is roasty and smooth, slightly creamy, with proper carbonation.

Overall, Split Shot is a win-win. I like it a lot. The coffee never gets peppery - just fresh and acidic. The addition of caramel and chocolate make this a sweet treat. I'd gladly buy more.

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Photo of nstygles
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nwhittin
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/14/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toasted oats, brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee notes; with great strength. Taste of big nutty medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toasted oats, brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of nutty coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, cream, brown sugar, toasted oats, brown bread,and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly drying from hop/roast bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a great coffee milk stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coffee flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Really rich with a great mouthfeel for the modest ABV; with well rounded milk stout complexity all around. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and somewhat sweet dark malt driven aroma with a scent of coffee beans and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of coffee beans, dark chocolate, toast, smoke, biscuit, grains, and caramel with some yeast. Sweet scent of chocolate milk, vanilla, and lactose. Light hints of earthy hops. A very nice roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and somewhat sweet dark malt driven taste with notes of coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of coffee beans, dark chocolate, biscuit, toast, smoke, grains, and caramel along with some yeast. Sweet creamy taste of chocolate milk, lactose, and vanilla. Light earthy hop bitterness towards the finish. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good Milk/Sweet Stout. Good coffee and creamy chocolate flavor.

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Photo of rarigney
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Not quite pitch black (reddish hues) smallish head of off white foam, decent lacing.

S: Coffee, roasted/burnt malt, dark chocolate.

T: Coffee, roasted malt, milky, some dark chocolate.

M: Medium body, lightish carbonation.

O: Solid and tasty and smooth. On draught at the Keg & Cork.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle a solid black under a one-inch thick mocha head which leaves semi-rings and splotches of lace. Aroma is roasted coffee and cream. Flavor is mildly sweet with some bitterness, well balanced roasted coffee. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth and creamy.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ebony color with a tight, tan head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of deep roasted notes with coffee featured.

Tastes of the deep roasted malts. Malts lead off with notes of coffee and dark chocolate followed by some molasses. A bit of lactose sweetness before some earthiness comes through. Finishes with a bit of lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nicely done milk stout.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very creamy flavor along with plenty of sweet espresso and bittersweet chocolate. Delicious milk stout with a beautiful color and creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of user785335
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzedup
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium black. The aroma is very strong with coffee. The taste is more milk stout with a hint of coffee, good malt base. Body is spot on with it being slightly more acidic than expected. Overall very nice.

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Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout from Elysian Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 608 ratings.
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