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

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 07-24-2013)
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Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before 09/15. Lot A. Pretty fresh, couple months at most?

A: Pours a not-quite black but very close. Tall, dense light brown head. Head fades slowly with minimal lacing, just little thin tidbits here and there. Decent retention.

S: Whoa. Creme brulee indeed. Creamy, toasted sugar. Nougat. Loads of vanilla. Smells a lot like Southern Tier Creme Brulee (duh), but maybe even better? Maybe the lightest hint of chocolate behind it all.

T: More creme brulee (double duh) up front with loads of vanilla and toasted sugar. Surprisingly not as strong as the aroma, however. There is a big sweet chocolate component that kicks in in the middle, becoming bitter in the finish. Quite bitter, like plain cocoa by the time you reach the aftertaste. Long lingering bitter cocoa aftertaste. Almost has that dusty quality that you get if you try to eat actual cocoa powder, even.

M: Medium bodied but creamy. Quite bitter and dry in the aftertaste.

O: Yum. As a fan of ST's Creme Brulee I naturally enjoyed this as well. This has a better, less artificial flavor. It is also far less sweet, especially in the finish and aftertaste where it actually gets quite bitter. It's almost too much in a way. Much more drinkable this way though, and it's a nice transition from sweet to bitter, from start to finish. Very nice.

Dope, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

sabitu, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

JakerLou, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The nose is awesome. I poured it and couldn't wait to taste. Initially, the vanilla is wonderful. Then came a very bitter aftertaste and not a pleasant one like a coffee. The flavor is not terrible but does not keep the promise the aroma leads one to expect.

alienlifeforcecube, Jan 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

DerekQXQX, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ohiobeer29, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Kevincredible, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

GRG1313, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

sunofneurot, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of pjkelley82
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into Teku

Pours semi thock, nearly black in color. Small 1/8in tan colored head. Went away pretty fast but left a ring thruout consumption. Minimal lacing with small amounts of legs... very thin skin...

The smell was just forefront creme brule. I mean you can smell it 2 feet away from the glass. Vanilla(the extract kind), caramelized sugar, Creme filling.. I smell nothing of a stout besides some hint of chocolate and roast. Smell was just delish. Honestly, this is one of those beers you let bmc drinkers smell to show them the potential of craft brews.

Taste was subdued well behind the smell. Roast and chocolate, vanilla, sugar and a slight coconut touch. Lingering bitterness but the creme brule taste sticks around long after.

Medium to thin bodied, nicely carbonated which always seems to be an issue with me but this one was where it supposed to be.

Overall a really good brew. Id say slightly better than southern tiers as that was overly sweet. The name of the brew is exactly what you get. A good desert beer.

pjkelley82, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

KevinGordon, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

darkstar12, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

RMoeNay, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Faroveryonder, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jul 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

tommy5, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color—faint traces of red are visible near the corner of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a
S: Moderate to strong aromas of vanilla beans, cream and sugar are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is rather sweet with lots of flavors of vanilla beans along with notes of cream and hints of chocolate.
M: it feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Hints of warming from the alcohol are perceptible.
O: The smell of this beer is its forté; you get strong aromas a few inches away from the bottle as soon as you take the cap off. The taste is a little weaker but it makes for a really nice dessert beer if you are looking for something sweet.

metter98, Nov 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

tabhill, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

MRsojourner, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

irthesteve, Aug 01, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

beerwithbears, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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