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Ithaca Excelsior! Eleven

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Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Company
Style: Stout
Ithaca, New York USA

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coffee flavored strong milk stout.
Our anniversary ale, ELEVEN is brewed with British, German and French malts, American hops and milk sugar. Itís aged for weeks on locally roasted Sumatra Coffee Beans.Enjoy the deep mocha color, sumptuous roasted aroma, rich flavor and smooth creamy finish. Our anniversary ale, ELEVEN is brewed with British, German and French malts, American hops and milk sugar. Itís aged for weeks on locally roasted Sumatra Coffee Beans.Enjoy the deep mocha color, sumptuous roasted aroma, rich flavor and smooth creamy finish.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
sample from the pitcher at GABF on 9/26/09... dark black with tan head... big coffee notes on the nose.... tons of coffee! thin body... more coffee on the finish... If you like coffee, youíll most likely enjoy this... however it is a bit one dimensional.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Had this on tap at GABF. This is damn good. Pours black with a medium tan head and good lacing. Amazing aroma of coffee, roast, chocolate, and hints of dark fruit. Flavor is coffee and cream, vanilla, roasted malt, burnt notes, mild smoke, and berries. Finish is a bit dry yet palate is smooth. Just a bit watery for the style. Overall a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
750ml bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a dark and deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, coffee grounds, roastiness, and chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, lactose, and some caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, smoked malts, roast, chocolate, and ash. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, smoke, vanilla, tobacco, and dark chocolate, with a dry, roasty finish. Thanks Josh!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
GABF2009 - this was supposed to be a coffee-infused stout - man, thatís one of my favorite styles, but this stuff was effing bad - ashy, smoky, tobacco, maple flavors - creamy mouthfeel, which I guess is the milk stout part - mostly ash and tobacco, though, like sucking on a liquefied cigar at times - they must have used some seriously crappy coffee in this - theyíre lucky I like smoky character in a beer, otherwise this rating would have been even lower.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours a deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee grinds, nuts, roasted malt, sweet milky notes. Flavor of sweet lactose notes, coffee, nuts, caramel, roasted malt and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 500th Stouties Rating. Draft. Talk about being against the grain, however this beer is dominated my my favorite adjunct to beer, coffee! Pours a black brune body with an off white head. Aroma is divine, overwhelming chilled just pulled out of the freezer and buried my face in the can coffee at its absolute freshest, reminds me of some serious breakfast stout on draft. Delicious fresh roast y coffee its all you taste, creamy coffee body and more coffee. Great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3267) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2009
750 ml bottle purchased at the brewery. The pour looks exactly like coca cola. Very dark brown with clear reddish brown edges and a large fizzy light brown head that completely deflated by the time I was ready for my second sip. Heavily carbonated. The aroma is loaded with coffee with a few notes of tobacco detected as well. The flavor is again coffee and not much else. Thankfully, the coffee flavor is fresh and bright and not excessively bitter. Iím really not picking up any of the qualities that would make this a sweet stout. No lactose or milk sweetness and really not all that smooth. In fact, Iíd call this beer overcarbonated and the mouthfeel is prickly if anything, not smooth. Very late in the glass, as the carbonation eases, the beer is a bit smoother and less abrasive. This is probably not something Iíd look to revisit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Dark black pour, lots of sediment with an off white head. Straight coffee grounds with tons of bitter chocolate aroma and tobacco as well, hints of some cinnamon spice. Flavor sours with the coffee roast, less bitter flavor then assumed, lots of milky creaminess and some sweet hazelnut. A fabulous coffee treat by my hometown!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Dark Walnut pour with a beige head. Intense Bitter coffee bean on the nose with some spice and Roast. Mouthfeel is creamy and the Flavor is sweet, iced coffee, a bit nutty, some lactic notes, and a bitter finish. A really quite nice Sweet stout from Ithaca,


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