Emelisse Espresso Stout | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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3.68/5
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212 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Absumaster on 01-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,503
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
212
pDev:
14.13%
Bros Score:
3.2
 
 
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9
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 12/2015. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, molasses, raisin, toast, dark bread, roasted coffee, herbal, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt, moderate earthy hops, and light coffee notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, molasses, roasted coffee, light char, toast, dark bread, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, molasses, toast, dark bread, coffee, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial coffee stout. Good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dcmchew
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New label, 9.5% abv.
Pours pitch black, long lasting lace and just some thin specks of foam floating on the surface.
Big dark chocolate in the smell, molasses, some juicy dark fruit (there's a hint of tartness there too, i'll be looking forward for that in the taste), milder roasted malts, touch of sweet coffee and some vanilla.
Taste starts with juicy raisin, fig, plum, some sour cherries (yes!) and a musty red grape acidity. Dark chocolate, sweet with molasses and brown sugar, and roasted malts, bit by bit, turning into a rather strong espresso shot after gulping it down. The roast gets stronger too, a charcoal feel. Quite some woody spiciness throughout, some vanilla, cinnamon, licorice, feels almost barreled (i don't think it is, actually pretty sure). Hops also come up in the finish, of the fruity variety.
Smooth, a tiny bit of carbonation that helps the palate. Nicely hidden booze. Aftertaste of ash, ground coffee and hops. Gets chocolatier as it warms, as do most in this style.
Pretty sure this falls under RIS, and a good one at that. Not incredible or the best out there, but a fair contender.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Tone
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
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 -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Immortale25
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Emelisse Espresso Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 212 ratings