Emelisse Black IPA | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

Emelisse Black IPAEmelisse Black IPA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
99 Ratings
Emelisse Black IPAEmelisse Black IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by metter98 on 10-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,239
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
99
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zet
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark black colour with a decent head of cappucino foam. It doesn't last long however, making it look too much like a coke. Lacing is nice though. Hoppy smell mixed with flavours like caramel, milk chocolate and liquorice. The hops don't seem to be the american aroma kind, more the classic english/continental type. It's not flowery/fruity, more herbal/piney. Lots of dark malt, caramel, liquorice, coffee and more pine in the taste. The mix of caramel/liquorice/hop bitterness make it reminiscent of a dutch herfstbok actually. Flavour is intense, complex and balanced, very nice. Mouth feel is full bodied and soft. A very enjoyable beer, but I think hardcore black IPA-lovers might miss the aroma hops in here.

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Photo of Dzu
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle.
L:black with a no foam head.
S: cocoa beans, dark chocolate.
T: caramel, coffee, hops.
F: medium body and soft carbonation
O: above average ale.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of migleskun
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found this to be quite a balanced beer. Piney and citrusy on the nose with chocolate and roast in the background. On the palate the flavour comes through similarly with an assertive hop bite up front. Chocolate, coffee and dark fruit flavours follow

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Photo of AngEo
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k3ve
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Saviour
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of killcore
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good black IPA. A sweet taste remains after the hoppy aroma. Recommended for black IPA drinkers!

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Photo of braker649er
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle brought back by from the Netherlands by a relative.

This was quite solid. It didn't blow me away, but it was highly enjoyable, verging on excellent.

I only wondered if this could have a little more grain to the taste and slightly less dankness to the hops. Caught hints of that dry grainy flavor, which could maybe have been pulled out even more--but then again, this is an IPA, even if it's a type in which grains factor strongly. That's what I love about the potential in a black IPA. It's a delicate balance when done smartly, not purely a close-your-eyes-and-can't-tell-it's-black goal. This bottle did an admirable job moving toward that complexity, even if it wasn't perfect.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased by the fiancee for your anniversary as a surprise. Thanks Jola!

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a creamy white head, and lots of lacing.

At this age, this trending more towards black ale than IPA- which is just fine. There still is some residual hoppiness here, mainly some pine aromas, with smoke aromas as well, some chocolate and day old coffee.

This is a pretty good black IPA, but doesn't stand out a whole lot in the kind of wacky style. There's some mild piney hoppiness, creamy chocolate, dark smoke, roasted malt, and old stale coffee. It works but I'm not sure I'll ever seek it out again.

This has a very creamy mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation.

Not too bad, but not great.

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Photo of Arthuros
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very hoppy dark. Taste more of an IPA than of a dark beer.

Color is very dark, head is thin and off white.
Smell is hoppy and bitter, with hints of the slightly sweet malt.
Taste is IPA-ey, with strong hops, and a hint of red fruits.
Dry sweetness underlying the hops.

Overall probably the most "by-the-book" Black IPA you can find out there, a less original version than some : a very bitter, hoppy dark. Unlike a Brusseleir for example, which is almost stouty by some aspects (whereas Senne's Stouterik is probably closer to this than Brusseleir...!).

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Photo of janubio
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown colour, with a brown head with medium retention. Good lace. Aroma of raisins, some resine, dark fruits,chocolate and caramel. Creamy medium to full boyd, average carbonation. Taste of caramel,dark fruits, chocolate, coffee.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rwalford74
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpopescu
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffMan23
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catalin90
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Emelisse Black IPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 99 ratings
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