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JP (2012) | The Emerson Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Emerson Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 01-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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3.82/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

Pours copper with a large fading head.
Nose shows prunes, milk chocolate, soft coffee notes, dried fruit, and more chocolate. Pretty amazing-smelling.
More coffee and cocoa as flavours along with hot booze, almost cognac-like, and some golden syrup..
Carbonation is insanely high.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Vintage 2012 and C591 printed on the bottle.

This really sits somewhere between a pale and a dark, but the standard Belgian pale is certainly a lot lighter than this, which is a deep amber colour, somewhat hazed. Head is frothy, but full: indeed it frothed very marginally over the lid when uncapped. Plenty of fine carbonation, which does a pretty reasonable job of preserving the head. Body is quite light. Looks good.

Nose is smooth and rounded, with a decent vanilla orchid note, and a light hint of sweet citrus. Some peppery notes, and a very pleasant caramel depth to it. Hints of caraway and sweet bread. It's quite complex, and very pleasant.

Taste is sharper and spicier, with a noticeable booze, and a slightly astringent character through the centre of the palate. This takes the place of the purported caramel sweetness on the nose: there's still the sharpness, the spice and the peppery characters. It even has the fragrant vanilla, but still none of the sweetness.

Slightly light and sharp mouthfeel. Pleasant enough.

It's a very decent drop: it does somewhat fall into the classic Belgian-style-not-from-Belgian trap of being too boozy and sharp for what it can support. But it has lots of complexities to explore and some very decent flavours overall. Nice stuff.

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JP (2012) from The Emerson Brewing Company
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