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Ellison Brewery + Spirits
136 ratings
Ellison Brewery + Spirits
East Lansing, United States


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Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Pint Please at Home
11 months ago
4.5
Advent Calendar Day #22 2019 vintage Bourbon, chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Taste has bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. The bourbon is flavorful and somewhat strong with the chocolate and vanilla mellowing it out. The body is full with a smooth mouthfeel and an appropriately low amount of carbonation. My least favorite of the variants, but that's not to say it's bad. This is very tasty. Nice balance and tastes as advertised. 4.5/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Pint Please at Home
1 year ago
5.0
Advent Calendar Day #15 2019 vintage. Upon cracking the can, I'm immediately hit with a delicious coconut aroma. In the glass, I'm getting coconut, bourbon and a little bit of chocolate in the aroma. Taste has coconut, bourbon, oak and chocolate. Very tasty. The body is full with an appropriately low amount of carbonation. This is phenomenal. Age has treated this one very well. I was expecting the coconut to be all but gone, but it's front and center. I really hope I have more in the cellar (I'm pretty sure I do). World class, 5/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Pint Please at Home
1 year ago
4.5
Advent Calendar Day #10 2018 vintage. Chocolate, marshmallow and bourbon in the aroma. Taste has marshmallow first, followed by chocolate, bourbon and oak. The aroma had me a bit worried since the marshmallow wasn't super strong, but it's definitely in the flavor. A bit boozy at 14.5%, but not distractingly so. The marshmallow and bourbon linger in the aftertaste. The body is full with an appropriately low amount of carbonation. The bite from the bourbon helps keep the sweetness of the marshmallow in check, making for a great experience. This was the very first year they made this beer, for either their 3rd or 4th anniversary party (I don't remember). They've released it every year since and it's always one of the best. While the 2019 vintage was out of this world delicious, this is still holding on very well. High 4.5/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Pint Please at Home
1 year ago
4.3
Advent Calendar Day #8 2019 vintage Hazelnut, bourbon and chocolate with just a little bit of vanilla in the aroma. Taste has bourbon, chocolate, hazelnut and vanilla. The balance is pretty good with nothing really standing out more than anything else. The body is medium-full with an appropriately low amount of carbonation. For a hazelnut beer, I always come back to this one. Hazelnut isn't my favorite flavor (though I love the aroma), but with the addition of chocolate and vanilla, this becomes so much more. Throw it in a bourbon barrel and it's a damn fine beer. 4.25/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Ellison Brewery + Spirits
1 year ago
4.3
Very flavorful. Bready malts throughout, sweet caramel notes and a bitterness that balances the sweetness, but also fade away quickly enough so there's not a distracting lingering bitterness. Has a bite that makes it unique. Well made. 4.25/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Ellison Brewery + Spirits
1 year ago
3.5
Backlog from August 3rd Not bad at all for an N/A. 3.5/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Ellison Brewery + Spirits
1 year ago
3.8
Backlog from August 3rd It's tasty. 3.75/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Ellison Brewery + Spirits
2 years ago
4.0
Taste has chilies and cinnamon first, followed by bourbon, vanilla and then chocolate. The chili heat burns in the throat for a little while. The body is full with an appropriately lower amount of carbonation. Nicely made, but not my preference. 4/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
@ Ellison Brewery + Spirits
2 years ago
4.8
Bourbon, vanilla, oak and coffee in the taste. Noticeably boozy, but it's up there in abv. The body is full and thick, amazingly smooth mouthfeel and an appropriately low amount of carbonation. For me, I wish the coffee was stronger. Phenomenal 4.75/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
2 years ago
5.0
Barrel Aged Advent Calendar Day #16 2018 vintage Bourbon and coffee in the aroma. Taste has a perfect blend of coffee and bourbon. Some oak comes through in the late mid-palate and lingers into the finish. The aftertaste is bourbon and coffee. The body is full with an appropriately lower amount of carbonation. The booze is incredibly well hidden. Simply an amazing stout. It was love at first sip the first time I had it, and I still feel the same way about it 2+ years later. World class. 5/5