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Emelisse Espresso Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

enelson, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

ygtbsm94, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Immortale25, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of MythicHillbilly
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

MythicHillbilly, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of TheBaumer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

TheBaumer, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

TheBeerAlmanac, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of MEW
4/5  rDev +9.3%

MEW, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of kaelingirl
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

kaelingirl, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of StoutSeth
2/5  rDev -45.4%

StoutSeth, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of kif
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

kif, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MarioM, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of jsnoek
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jsnoek, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +9.3%

pstam87, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of beerdrifter
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

beerdrifter, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

aztraz, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

beerhawk41, Jul 27, 2013
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of navband
3/5  rDev -18%

navband, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of ESPNman
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

ESPNman, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

scotv, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

beernads, May 08, 2013
Photo of bobhits
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

bobhits, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Maltmaiden
4.49/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: dark tan head. looks on the thicker side. great lacing. can't see through it.

S: Dark very roasted malts are equally sensed at the espresso. Sweet chocolate. Alcohol is apparent but not off-putting. some plum.

T: Almost dark covered espresso bean with vanilla. Alcohol is pretty well hidden for being 10%. Very well balanced with bitterness and sweetness. Little bit of spiciness (from hops in that area?) Wow!

M: Medium. Very smooth. Plenty of carbonation. Nice long finish but not an abrasive one.

O: Just a fantastic beer that shows you don't have to overdo it with the coffee if you make an espresso/coffee beer. This had complexity without being cloying. Loved it!

Maltmaiden, Apr 18, 2013
Emelisse Espresso Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
83 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.