Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

While the other half and I were down in AC, I made appointments for both of us to get massages. I, for one, have never had a massage. I didn’t really know what to expect, but it ended up being really relaxing and my back felt really, really good afterwards. I would definitely try it again, especially the whirlpool. Anyways, I had this brew a few weeks ago. After some research, I figured out that this was the spring seasonal from Elysian. I am always down for a good beer that uses coffee, so I was really excited to try this one.

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ABV: 5.6%

Style: Milk/Sweet Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout combines the talents of Elysian Brewing and Stumptown Coffee in a deliciously smooth, very Northwest beer.”

Random: After finishing Season Two of “True Blood,” I’ve decided to watch Season Two of “The Wire.”

This brew poured with a three finger, tan head that was thick and left lots of lacing on the pint glass. The body was a very dark brown, almost black with very little carbonation visible duet to the color. The nose had lots of straight espresso couple with some lactose present as well. The taste was even better. There was lots of espresso up front that was really strong and authentic. There was a touch of dark chocolate bitterness as well. There wasn’t a lot of sweetness from the cream, but it was definitely present. The body was thick with heavy carbonation present. It had a long and strong espresso finish. This was a really good beer that I would definitely have again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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