Emelisse Espresso Stout | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

BA SCORE
84
good
208 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay
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Emelisse Espresso StoutEmelisse Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
Netherlands
emelisse.nl

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Absumaster on 01-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of azkkr
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff96gt
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclejazz
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poskok
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nearly no head, thin lacing, with a pitch black color.

Flimsy flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate and toasty malts, no sign of sweetness involved so far.

Coffee and malts from the beginning, while coffee soon becomes very intense, almost hot. A recognizable bitterness hovers over the coffee-bean flavor, along with bready malts, which are responsible for the balance of the beer. Very smooth, oily mouthfeel, medium-bodied. The taste is very soon established, and doesn’t develop on the palate too much then, just until the finish, in which the bitterness gets enhanced, with hints of earth and nuts. Also, a decent chocolate sweetness is detectable for a short glance, until the espresso bitterness washes it away directly. Contains an immense, slick coffee defined bitterness during the finish, which has an almost spicy aspect, in an otherwise very earthy, well balanced beer.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much head and lacing, but everything else is extremely good. Smell and taste: mostly coffee and dark chocolate when chilled, dark fruit and wine with warming. Bitterness just right. Underrated.

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Photo of nmann08
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours a dark brown cola color with a thin light brown head that rings the glass.

The nose is coffee and sweet molasses, roasted oats and dark malt, a little chocolate. The flavor is coffee grounds, dark chocolate, dry cocoa powder, just a bit sweet. The finish is pretty good, clean, crisp. The alcohol is really hidden with this sneaky bad boy.

This is good, not amazing, but good enough to warrant drinking more than once.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Duvel tulip. The liquid is jet black, and the pour kicks up an absolutely glorious frothy, three-finger tan head that takes several minutes to fade to a nice cap and leaves gobs of lace on the way down.

One sniff and I know I'm going to like this one! Wonderful coffee aromas - lots of dark fruit, smooth dark chocolate, and an earthy vinous quality - and that's just from the coffee! The malts add some welcome creaminess to temper the coffee. There's also a distinct minty note in there. Smells like freshly-roasted espresso beans made into a wonderful latte - exactly what I want from this style!

Flavor follows the nose with incredible coffee flavor. Lots of smooth roastiness, dark fruit, wine, chocolate, earth, etc. etc. The mint is also a bit more pronounced on the palate - I'm not sure what it is... it's unexpected, but it really works! The creaminess is present on the palate as well - to the point where I wonder if they put lactose in this. Finish is slightly bitter, with great roasty chocolate notes on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is incredible. Medium- to full-bodied, with really great tiny, smooth bubbles. When you swish it around in your mouth, it feels thick and creamy and you could almost be convinced that it is an actual latte!

Overall, this is always what I hope to find when I open up a coffee stout. For a coffee aficionado like me, this absolutely nails the style with well-developed coffee flavors. Will absolutely be drinking this again!

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Small draft pour

Black bodied with ruby highlights and a thick light brown head.

Deep roasty aroma. Taste is basically the same with a pronounced roast.

Smooth and not quite full bodied.

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Photo of Euromance
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of matias-
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of leroybrown10
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at home. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Notes of roasted coffee, roasted malts, bitter cherries, smoke, subtle tropical fruit and piney hops, chocolate and molasses. Medium body, medium to low carbonation and a roasty chocolatey bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of leitmotif
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SVD
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Pours black with a massive head.
Nose shows coffee, roasted malt and sweet bready malt.
Coffee and roasted malt as flavours, not particularly complex though.
Carbonation is much too high.

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Photo of Brabander
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

This is a very well made espresso stout bij Kees and John from Emelisse. Nice pitchblack with a decent head which stays creamy. Smell is inviting with some coffeenotes far away. Not sticky but smooth drinkable.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Coffee nose and flavor is heavy roasted coffee and bakers chocolate. Burnt coffee finish. Higher Abv is hidden - label has it at 9.5%. $6.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of DruC4
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Emelisse Espresso Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
3.7 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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