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Emelisse Espresso Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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BA SCORE
82
good

145 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 01-29-2010)
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Hayley_86

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-11-2014 19:18:46 | More by Hayley_86
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-11-2014 18:38:24 | More by enelson
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-28-2013 04:42:46 | More by ygtbsm94
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Notches on back label indicate it was brewed some time after March 2013.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Thick lacing clings tightly to the glass. There are also little bits of sediment at the bottom of the glass. Hm.

S- More chocolate than espresso is detected in the nose plus there's a solid shot of booze. Notes of vanilla, molasses and caramel.

T- Strong alcohol presence as well as heavy dark roasted malt. Notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee, though the coffee presence isn't as apparent as hoped. The booze lingers in the aftertaste and so does the bitter roast.

M- Somewhat creamy and thick with medium-low carbonation and a very full body.

O- Though it's definitely a bit hot, it's a halfway decent coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 05:04:10 | More by Immortale25
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MythicHillbilly

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-22-2013 20:24:54 | More by MythicHillbilly
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TheBaumer

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-11-2013 17:42:35 | More by TheBaumer
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-22-2013 17:37:31 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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MEW

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-12-2013 03:47:28 | More by MEW
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-27-2013 04:06:10 | More by kaelingirl
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StoutSeth

Virginia

2/5  rDev -45.1%

09-24-2013 21:17:56 | More by StoutSeth
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kif

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-22-2013 03:21:37 | More by kif
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MarioM

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-10-2013 12:53:07 | More by MarioM
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-06-2013 23:14:56 | More by Soto
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2013 20:51:32 | More by jsnoek
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pstam87

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-22-2013 23:46:00 | More by pstam87
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remitrom

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-07-2013 04:04:20 | More by remitrom
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Dark brown, nearly black pour with one finger beige head that fades quickly with nice lacing. Roasty nose dominated by the espresso along with hints of dark fruits, dark chocolate, and a subtle touch of sourness. The taste is much the same with espresso again dominating with hints of dark chocolate, mocha, raisins, licorice, and a tart, almost sour, bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with light carbonation, leaning towards being thin. The finish is very tart and bitter. Overall, it's a solid coffee stout, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 16:11:12 | More by beerdrifter
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-28-2013 00:14:29 | More by aztraz
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2013 16:06:30 | More by beerhawk41
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-21-2013 23:46:33 | More by WOLFGANG
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navband

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-13-2013 20:11:49 | More by navband
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ESPNman

California

3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A - Pours a near-black (like a too-syrupy coca cola). Virtually zero head, some lacing. It's a very, very dark brew with just hints of brown when you hold it up to the light.

S - Good stout character with some sweetness and roasted malts. A decent amount of espresso and some booze in there as well. Good nose, but nothing really special. Representative of the style, but not as much coffee as I'd like.

T - Just not what I was looking for out of this beer... it's woody, has a hint of bitter espresso, but just too much of the malty sweetness. Some alcohol in the middle, and it just finishes flat. A bit of bitterness lingers at the end.

M - Thin, almost watery. Surprising for an imperial stout like this. Light carbonation, not a lot of body.

O - Not worth the price-point that it sells at. It's good, but certainly not great. It has good elements, but just has too many misses to be considered a recommended beer. This would be a value at $8-10 for a 6-pack, but at $5.50 for a single it's just not there.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 04:54:38 | More by ESPNman
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scotv

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-01-2013 00:32:07 | More by scotv
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-08-2013 07:34:38 | More by beernads
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bobhits

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours is dark, creamy, thick and dark. Very nice imperial stout.

A lot of more fruity and flora aromas than expected given the espresso stout name. Rich chocolate and coffee still are huge and rewarding.

Chocolate and espresso take front stage but unexpected fruits and floral hops end the show with force.

Creamy so so creamy and carbonated totally enhancing the mouth feel and making things amazing.

Not even close to perfect but this is really great stout, I'm shocked how poor the reviews are. I'm a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:12:50 | More by bobhits
Emelisse Espresso Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
82 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.