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Emelisse Espresso Stout | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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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
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
208
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
22.97%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
For Trade:
2
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Photo of popery
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours with a coffee black body and a beige head of decent size. Moderate lacing. Smells like dark chocolate and an aggressive amount of good coffee. Some blackberries and raspberries are also present in the aroma. It's a strong coffee aroma but quite rich, and it doesn't completely overpower the roasted malt. The malt flavor is on the sweet side but it's almost entirely overwhelmed by bitter coffee. I'm guessing that this beer was made with excellent coffee, but the flavor has grown somewhat stale, bitter and over-roasted. Finish is mildly unpleasant with coffee bitterness. The feel is thin and watery. The flavor might have worked well with a thicker, fuller mouthfeel, but thin and coffee bitter isn't doing it for me.

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Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: It poured jet black with a creamy, mocha head and a good amount of head retention.
S: There is a moderate aroma of dark, roasted malts that is very much reminiscent of espresso or French roasted coffee beans.
T: Like the smell, there is an intense flavor of dark, roasted malts. The overall taste also has some hints of sweetness along with a noticeable amount of bitterness, particularly in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate.
D: This beer is very drinkable, especially if you like your coffee strong and black without any milk or sugar.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pitch black beer with a thin ring of foam on the edge of the glass.

A rather roasted smell, full of coffee and roasted malt. The coffee is very present and far from mild, but it's not a slap in the face. Mocca it is!

Taste is dominated by coffee. Some rougher edges of the coffee that make the beer a little less drinkable. The roasted malts with the coffee give the beer a malt bitter taste. Good beer though!

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