Emelisse Espresso Stout | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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84
good
208 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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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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3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a beer from a craft brewery in Holland. I tried this at the recommendation of the owner of Café Frape while staying in Maastricht, Netherlands this spring. I was not sure what to expect but ended up with one of the most "American" style beers I had during my whole trip. This was an Imperial Stout clocking in at around 10% ABV. I don't know much about the beer since the website is in Dutch! This one had a strong sweet Russian Imperial style base, with a lot of roast malt presence. I could pick up dark roasted coffee, but it bordered on the astringent side. A great beer, but the coffee could have been a bit more balanced with the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tone
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of liquor, alcohol, wood, sweet malt, roasted malt, yeast, and slight coffee. Fits the style of a Foreign / Export Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, slight roasted malt, alcohol, slight liquor, and slight coffee. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, good blend, and good body. The coffee aroma and taste was hard to discern, especially being an 'Espresso' stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Notches on back label indicate it was brewed some time after March 2013.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Thick lacing clings tightly to the glass. There are also little bits of sediment at the bottom of the glass. Hm.

S- More chocolate than espresso is detected in the nose plus there's a solid shot of booze. Notes of vanilla, molasses and caramel.

T- Strong alcohol presence as well as heavy dark roasted malt. Notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee, though the coffee presence isn't as apparent as hoped. The booze lingers in the aftertaste and so does the bitter roast.

M- Somewhat creamy and thick with medium-low carbonation and a very full body.

O- Though it's definitely a bit hot, it's a halfway decent coffee beer.

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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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