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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. It’s 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. It’s aged for weeks on locally roasted Sumatra Coffee Beans.Enjoy the deep mocha color, sumptuous roasted aroma, rich flavor and smooth creamy finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Dark brown pour with tons of sediment and minimal head. Predominant trait of the nose is coffee, lots of cream and malt as well. Flavor isn’t heavy by any means, but tons of coffee, cream, sugar, and a bit of hazelnut. Tastes like Starbucks, but better. Another solid offering from Ithaca Beer Co.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Black pour with a one finger tan head. Aroma is LOADED with coffee and roasted malt. A creamy sweet vanilla cocoa nib complements the roast and dark sugar sweetness nicely. Flavor is again loaded with coffee, while the roast is gratuitous. Sweet creamy milk chocolate complements vanilla bean and hazelnut. Palate is medium to full with e sweet iced coffee finish. Yum.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Growler from JW77. COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE and more COFFEE!! The aroma is full of nice coffee and the flavor is all a very nice robust coffee. Damn I love coffee so I loved this beer. COFFEE!!!

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Amazing smell of coffee candy, not like fresh coffee- which is a downside in my opinion. Still a delightful drink, very sugary sweet. Bottle thanks to either JW77 or Ryan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Growler. Quite enjoyable at the time. Sweet with a little dark malts on the nose and has bitterness masking some of that good sweetness. A little dark cocoa and coffee bitterness. Balanced and drinkable. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Deep black beer. The aroma is loaded with sweet fresh coffee. Lightly chewy with a bit of soft cocoaish bitterness. Coffee is not at all vegetal. A soft sweetness with a bit of soft roastiness. RIch, sweet and malty but finishing with a bit of roastiness. It’s pretty good really.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Growler (brought I think by Chris…?) at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a clear blackish brown with a thin tan head. Coffee and jalapeno on the nose, with a bit of smoke. More smoke and stale ashtray flavors. Finishes with a little dry wood and roast. Somewhat underwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3239) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Tap at Barcade. At first I loved this, but that love turned to like which quickly turned to loathe. So freaking coffee, almost overwhelming. A touch of sweetness, but no real milk or lactic notes, just astringent, two-day old coffee grinds in both the aroma and the flavor. Drinkable at least is its saving grace.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Tap at Barcade: Headless deep brown pour. Aroma is strikingly coffee grinds- damp old coffee grinds- nothing else. Slick feel but not sticky. Very coffeeish flavor- nearly no malt comes through. Perhaps a touch of milk sugar comes through. It’s tasty (I like coffee), but has nearly no discernible base beer character.


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