Emelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee Stout | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

Emelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee StoutEmelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee Stout
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Emelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee StoutEmelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee Stout

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BEERchitect on 07-24-2013

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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of dryndantheman
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papat444
2.9/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a body thick as night in color. Aroma has that sweet tinge reminding me of creme brulee. OMG, the flavor is so ashy!! I love smoked beers but this tastes like an ashtray mixed with toffee candy. Not very enjoyable and was almost a drainpour.

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Photo of aleigator
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Small brown head, which vanishes fast, pitch black color. Aromas of burned caramel, chocolate, sugar, an overall very intense caramel smell. Charamel taste is very strong, burned malt, with a smoky finish. It creates a silk, smooth mouthfeel, carbonation is pleasantly low. A somehow fiery, smoky beginning turns into a very sweet, smooth, creamy caramel-chocolate flavor. Finish is very long lasting, in which a neccessary coffee-bitterness is added. Aroma turns even sweeter, while the beer warms up. Chocolate turns more complex, because of the upcoming bitterness at the end, smokieness makes this beer very interessting and a little cumbersome, but not unpleasant. Sweetness dominates the beer, all in all it does remind me of a Creme Brulee.

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Photo of azkkr
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a very small head.
Nose shows vanilla, soft roast and milk chocolate. Very sweet-smelling.
Pretty similar flavours, heaps of vanilla and milk chocolate notes, a lot of sweetness followed by some astringent roasted malt.

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Photo of Fabianno
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.37/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msondel
4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djcira
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MenardMa
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dergit
1.25/5  rDev -67.9%

Photo of dms7502
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Notches indicate Best Before 12/15.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains good and long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing trickles down the glass leaving small clots behind.

S- Oozing with butterscotch, toffee, caramel, vanilla and burnt sugar. Sublime.

T- Flavor is more subdued with plenty of butterscotch still coming through but the dark roast provides a bit of balance keeping the scales from tipping. The sweetness keeps the alcohol from being detected, much like a flavored liqueur. Kind of like a Starbucks caramel macchiato with alcohol. In short, I love it!

M- Soft, creamy, delectable. Medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- Forget about Southern Tier. This is what you should be seeking out if you want that sugar rush.

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4/5  rDev +2.8%

I'm only giving this a 4 because it tastes almost exactly like creme brûlée, albeit overbruleed creme brûlée. Try it I guess, it's quite a fascinating brew.

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Photo of Hayley_86
2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kguard
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of durlta
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SadMachine
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Dutch_food_geek
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 12/2015. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge vanilla, cream, frosting, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light roast, and toast. Incredible aromas with fantastic balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and creamy/sugary lactose sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, roasted malt, light toffee, and toast. A fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, cream, frosting, roast, and toast on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of of dark/roasted malt and sugary lactose sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial milk stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and sugary lactose sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Emelisse "Innovation Serie" Creme Brulee Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 87 ratings
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