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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: 121   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2010
This Stout pours a brownish-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes to an outer ring eventually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee and grainy malt plus a bit of chocolate. Medium, somewhat creamy body with a roasted character and flavors of coffee, chocolate malt and mild hops. The finish is semi-sweet chocolate and coffee with a lingering roasty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2010
Sampled from the bottle at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured a hazy dark brown with a brown head. Aroma had some oxidation and had notes of soy sauce and coffee. Flavor again had notes of salt and coffee making for an awkward combination.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4428) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
Sample from RBWG. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Nose is roast, earth, coffee, slight lactose-esque sweetness. Flavor is similar with cafe con leche, roast, malt, milk sweet, and a slightly thin body. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle. Black pour with some dissipating tan head. Well i can understand why this beer got ithaca in trouble about caffeine levels, because its dominated by roasted coffee. Awesome coffee stout, milk stout base makes for a creamy roasty coffee experience.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2010
nice looking champagne bottle that could be easily passed as wine rather than beer. pours black with tan head that disappears quickly. lots of visible carbonation. nose is dark roast coffee and pepsi. also a hint of soy sauce and carmel. taste is HEAVY coffee with a little smoked wood afternotes. An excellent coffee stout that reminds me of barley islandís black majic java stout. wiih this bitch was available in minnesota.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle pours black with light tan head. It was poured room temp. Iím glad it was poured that way, too. Aroma is dominated by coffee and roasted grains. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is dark roasted coffee with a slight coffee chocolate finish. This is really good. I highly recommend drinking at room temp.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
RBWG 2010. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of coffee, burnt malts and chocolate. Strong coffee aroma with roasty malts and some chocolate. Medium body with mild carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2010
750ml from MrChopin - thanks, Kevin! I tried to hold off on this one but had to crack it recently. Very intense aroma of fresh oily bean and deep chocolate malts, roasted well. Oily looking sludge pour with a medium head, good retention. Mouthfeel was nice too, lactic with a pleasingly dry finish. But the flavor was off to me. Even though the other qualities keep the score relatively high, there was a sort of spoiled milk and ash thing that kept creeping in. Still a 6, but barely hanging on there. Maybe other bottles tasted better? Enjoyable even so, but couldíve been a knockout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3292) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a spongy tan head that fades. Nose is coffee bean and hay with hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Medium to full body with a tang. Taste is espresso bean and cocoa with a grassy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2010
750mL bottle courtesy of steelersxl poured into a tulip. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a bubbly tan head that receded fairly quickly to a big collar and swirl on the top. Some sticky lacing on the sides as well. The aroma is like a iced latte, roasted coffee with a shot of cream. Itís a bit bitter in the nose with some cocoa. The taste is even more bitter, with a dominant espresso flavor up front with lots of lactose and chocolate. The finish is mostly coffee, and, like the aroma, tastes like an iced latte. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and certainly not in the impy stout territory but great for a milk stout. This is a solid stout thatís really all about the coffee and lactose. Not one of my favorites, but not too bad.


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