Emelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Netherlands

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 07-24-2013)
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1.25/5  rDev -67.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Immortale25
4.56/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Notches indicate Best Before 12/15.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains good and long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing trickles down the glass leaving small clots behind.

S- Oozing with butterscotch, toffee, caramel, vanilla and burnt sugar. Sublime.

T- Flavor is more subdued with plenty of butterscotch still coming through but the dark roast provides a bit of balance keeping the scales from tipping. The sweetness keeps the alcohol from being detected, much like a flavored liqueur. Kind of like a Starbucks caramel macchiato with alcohol. In short, I love it!

M- Soft, creamy, delectable. Medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- Forget about Southern Tier. This is what you should be seeking out if you want that sugar rush.

Photo of Jack_Malts
4/5  rDev +2.6%

I'm only giving this a 4 because it tastes almost exactly like creme brûlée, albeit overbruleed creme brûlée. Try it I guess, it's quite a fascinating brew.

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2/5  rDev -48.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 12/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge vanilla, cream, frosting, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light roast, and toast. Incredible aromas with fantastic balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and creamy/sugary lactose sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, roasted malt, light toffee, and toast. A fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, roast, and toast on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of of dark/roasted malt and sugary lactose sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial milk stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and sugary lactose sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours opaque black with a half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is almost pure crème brulee, with hints of sweet dark malt and chocolate in the background. Flavor is more traditional milk stout, sweet dark malt, lactose, light crème brulee toffee, vanilla, finishes with an odd hop bitterness that sees to come out of nowhere in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice milk stout that has definite crème brulee flavors, but much more subdued in the taste than the amazing aroma. Flavor carries through to the finish and the hop bite at the end is odd, but pleasant. Enjoyable. My bottle matched the label shown in the photo here, but makes no mention of "innovation Serie" and the ABV is 8.0%, but I suppose this must be the same stout, so I'm reviewing it here.

Photo of beerwithbears
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark malty color. Not much of a head for the poor. This tastes of a standard stout with an aftertaste of milky sugars that's indicative of a creme brulee. The taste instantly brought me back to my days of making creme brulee macchiatos. This beer is rich and dark with a complex body. Would be very enjoyable by itself or with a heavy meat dish.

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Emelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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