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Emelisse Espresso Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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141 Ratings

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website

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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1/5  rDev -72.4%

08-24-2012 23:33:26 | More by badgerman
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-23-2012 01:59:59 | More by t0rin0
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-20-2012 01:01:05 | More by YveB
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

08-14-2012 23:59:54 | More by roadies
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-05-2012 01:15:11 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is black in color with a small khaki head. Lots of coffee and roasted malt on the nose with a hint of alcohol. A bit of dark chocolate and maybe even a touch of vanilla. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma’s standards. Still a lot of coffee, but it’s a touch acrid. The roasted malt character is strong and there’s a little bit of chocolate flavor to it as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 20:49:11 | More by womencantsail
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.16oz bottle purchased at Jim’s Homebrew in Spokane for $6.74. I have seen this beer nowhere else. The label seems to have a freshness date of March, 2013, but the wording is in Dutch so I’ve no idea if it means the beer should be drunk by then or after then.

Pours what looks to be a solid black color with a decent sized, mocha colored head. The beer takes on an extremely dark, almost imperceptible reddish tint when held up to the light.

Coffee notes are in the nose, along with brown sugar and chocolate. For a coffee beer, the coffee scent isn’t terribly strong.

Coffee and milk chocolate flavors hit the tastebuds pretty much at the same time. Perhaps it should be called a mocha stout rather than an espresso stout. There’s also a warming alcohol sensation in the background, which is not surprising when one remembers this is 9.5% abv. However, it’s just barely noticeable. Hop flavor isn’t really a noticeable factor.

Not as big of a body as I expected for what is essentially an Imperial Stout. The mouthfeel is sticky and coating.

Not a bad beer but not as flavorful as I was expecting, but it might still work as a dessert beer after a meal (and I did have a big breakfast several hours ago), but I wouldn’t recommend it for sessioning on a hot summer day. It’s also deceptively strong, with nowhere near the booze bite you’d expect for a beer of this strength, so watch out.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 20:01:37 | More by woemad
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-27-2012 00:48:57 | More by JAHMUR
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

06-17-2012 02:35:35 | More by pavpav12
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3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Brown fluffy 2+ fingered head with a brown color. There's absolutely no light passing through this baby. Big points for the awesome head though. Nice retention too. It lifts the beer way up.

S: About what you'd expect. Tons of malt aroma. Chocolate and dark fruits mostly. Then the coffee hits you. Not as strong as I thought but definitely there. I thought it'd be a little roastier but really the key aroma is the dark fruits.

T: Whoa this beer drops the ball at this point. The coffee is overwhelming. It's like when I try to choke down the work coffee when someone forgot to put the damn heater on so it's cold. But I'm nodding off at my computer so I need the pick me up. No, it's not quite that bad. This is definitely has more of a roasted element in the flavor. But it really is a one trick pony. None of those dark fruits made it to the party!

M: Medium body with some light carbonation.

O: I know some people tear at this beer but you just can't be expecting an American Stout. It has similar flavor profiles to other Export Stouts I've had. So I'd put it at an average.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 05:24:52 | More by tony223366
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-23-2012 17:32:22 | More by VierBier
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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another purchase from De Bierkoning, BB date of 06/2013, bottle says 9.5% abv.

A: Pours black with very little head

S: Espresso, some faint whispers of dark chocolate

T: Overpowering espresso, a little bit of smoke, and just a hint of dark chocolate.

M: Medium-low carbonation, smooth and light-medium bodied

O: I like bold flavors, but I'd also like a little more complexity here. Aging it a little might help temper the espresso and bring out other flavors. Overall, it's a pleasant beer and I'd certainly drink it again, but it's not one I'll seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 20:12:24 | More by Heretic42
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-03-2012 18:18:48 | More by samEBC
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Quebec (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light dry coffee notes with light roasted malt is OK though not as powerful as expected. Taste is also an OK mix between some light dry coffee notes with light dry roasted malt with a side of caramelized malt. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A bit light for style and espresso flavour fell a bit short.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 20:00:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark beer with almost no head.

S: Espresso, espresso and espresso.

T: Espresso, sweet gum and slightly acidic.

M: Too little body. Tastes like coffee grounds in your mouth, but that is the combination of espresso and the carbonation.

O: Great experience, very long aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 16:29:08 | More by DARIVA
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

03-25-2012 12:59:01 | More by meich75
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-14-2012 00:48:38 | More by Petrofessor
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-04-2012 10:56:38 | More by w00ddy
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-19-2012 01:37:47 | More by Tyrawlings
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Very dark brown not quite black and totally opaque with a 1/2 inch tan head and good retention with some very small spotty lacing

Smell: Roasted malt and roasted coffee bean nose with some dark fruit oak and a hint of vanilla

Taste: Lots of roasted malt upfront with quite a bit of ash a lot more roasted malt than expected especially since there is no coffee flavor here

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body and medium carbonation

Overall: Not at all what I was expecting but not a bad beer nor is it something I would buy again

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 21:10:36 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-06-2012 11:45:57 | More by BrewtalAlement
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-25-2012 06:04:34 | More by jskennedy
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-17-2012 03:03:11 | More by whartontallboy
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4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Beer Revolution poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and light fruittiness. Mouthfeel was m,edium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of espresso, roasted malt, bitter chocolate and light licorice with a smooth lingering espresso finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:14:50 | More by Ratman197
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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours pitch black, very minimal dark tan head (barely anything), minimal retention

not much to it coffee and chocolate as expected.

weird coffee and chocolate dominate the pallet. there is a nice vanilla note in there towards the end though.

light-medium bodied, low carbonation, a little viscous and smooth

overall it was enjoyable, and got what you expected

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 06:44:51 | More by rtaps
Emelisse Espresso Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
82 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.