Emelisse Espresso Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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3.83/5 rDev +5.2%
Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Lot A. Best before 03 2014. 9.5% ABV. 75 EBU.
A: Mocha head. Dark, but translucent. Reddish brown.
S: Flat coffee. Chocolate malt.
T/M: Tasty! Thinnish, but chock full of roasted, malty barley. Rich and chocolatey. Trace coffee bitterness appears on the long, long aftertaste, but isn't nearly as prevalent as I expected.
O: Very nice! Recommended. Would have again. A great stout that is lightly more sweet than not.
11-16-2012 05:03:20 | More by AgentMunky
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Appearance: A hard pour brings up a khaki film that fades quickly to a ringlet; though it leaves a smattering of dots behind
Smell: Espresso, with undertones of chocolate and caramel
Taste: Espresso dominates the flavor profile, with chocolate and caramel tones entering the picture in the middle; after, the swallow, the bitter bite of the espresso returns to dominate the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Not my favorite beer from this brewery, unfortunately; a bit too one dimensional with the espresso flavor
10-15-2012 21:53:13 | More by brentk56
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
B/B 09/14. Lot A
Different label than the one pictured above and label listed ABV at 9.5%, not 10%.
A - Very dark brown with a ring of light brown head.
S - Dark roasted espresso aroma up front that overpowers lighter aromas of roast and sweet molasses
T - Roast, sweet chocolate, dark bitter espresso and brown sugar. Good balance of bitter and sweet. The ABV is very well hidden.
M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.
09-25-2012 11:29:43 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
07-30-2012 20:49:11 | More by womencantsail
3.53/5 rDev -3%
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.
07-22-2012 20:01:37 | More by woemad
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
06-06-2012 05:24:52 | More by tony223366
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
05-21-2012 20:12:24 | More by Heretic42
3.45/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
04-03-2012 20:00:02 | More by Phyl21ca
3.43/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
04-01-2012 16:29:08 | More by DARIVA
Emelisse Espresso Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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