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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Emilisse Stout is enhance by a blend of fine Italian espresso beans used in the brewing process. It boasts a blend of 90% Arabica and 10% Robusta, which combine to give the Emilisse Espresso Stout an extra-spicy, full-bodied palate.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle

Intrigued by the idea of a Dutch imperial stout I grabbed one of these on a beer run a while ago. At last it felt like the right time on an evening when I was not in the mood to crack open one of my large format bottles. A so-so example of the style this was average. The high cost of bringing it into the country doesn’t offset the value. This goes on the ’pass next time’ list.

Aroma and appearance - Fluid and inky this is on the lighter side of the style. You might mistake for a regular stout if not for the complexity of the aroma. Black coffee, anise, raspberries, and dark chocolate envelop the senses. Fading within a few minutes it is not strong. Robust enough though it keeps the attention while you are doing other things.

Flavor and palate - A texture like chewy velvet cake flows gently over the tongue towards the back of the throat. Half melted chocolate truffles coat the palate along with espresso, vanilla, roasted malts, and a tease of ash. The espresso is particularly strong in the finish which lingers for a long time. I prefer more local options but for the occasional change of pace this was not a bad selection.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
bottle bb 9/12 from nbutler on 2/2/11. Rather thin looking porter color with very little in the way of a head. It smells dusty and of high/bitter roasted coffee, grain, chocolate, bitter cocoa and milk. The flavor is the same… highly roasted coffee to point of bitterness, cocoa and lactose with a pleasantly bittered finish. Light bodied and really easy drinking. 7/3/7/3/16

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pitch black with a fluffy tan head. Lacing up and down the glass. Aromatics of espresso and chocolate. Full bodied with rich mocha/ coffee. Very rich, but balanced with some hoppy bitterness. Executes the style of this beer perfectly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Darkest brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt. Caramel and chocolate malt flavor with a roasty coffee finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LomYst (813) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2011
pitch black with a brownish white head, nice.... aroma and taste are dominated by deep dark chocolat, very intens... it also contains a lot of coffey, roasted malts, hints of smoke... taste is bitter (very) and a bit sweet... finish is long and bitter and dry with notes of chocolat again... very intens beer, rips al the fluids from your mouth... really good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Dark brown; thin head. Coffee aroma. Oily coffee bean flavor. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours black with a beautifully creamy tan head - like a good quality espresso shot. Heavy espresso aroma also hints of dark chocolate and roasted caramel malts. Taste immediately of dark chocolate and roasted caramel, with a slightly smoky, roasted espresso bitter finish. Some toasted nuts in there also. Complex and comforting. Gorgeous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a small tan head. Rich aroma of espresso, deeply roasted malts and dark cocoa. Flavour of rich, deeply roasted espresso, roasted malts and a touch of dark cocoa. Burnt, roasted flavours linger. Excellent coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2010. Quite much pitch black colour, small beigeish brown fluffy head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, some liquorice along with chocolate as well. Flavour is a bunch of coffee, some dark chocolate, mild roasted malts, liquorice and also some slight notes of burning alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 Roasty, coffee, chocolate smell. Like that a lot. Lovely black colour with a big brown head.


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