PotjeBier (1893) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared @ home. Black color. Brown head, with short retention. Aroma’s: bourbon, alcohol, sweet, molasses, roast. Retronasal: bourbon, sweet, alcohol, molasses. Flavor: moderate sweet, bourbon whiskey, light fruity sourness. Medium to full body. Long finish with lots of roast and chocolate, moderate bitter. Nice, but a tad bit too much on the bourbon.
Maakun (1203) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at oak aged festival. Black with big nice looking beige head. Roasted malts, lots of fresh red berries and raspberry, thick chocolate, bourbon. Full bodied with light carbonation. Very nice.
Moolesen (294) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with a foamy brown head. Espresso and caramel aroma’s. Extreme intense flavours of coffee (read strong espresso), hints of whisky, balanced but clearly present and chocolate. Great beer. Hoppy finish. Just fantastic.
Swank (32) - - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unique beer, hazelnut brown foam, beautiful nose of dark chocolate. The taste kicks in with some force. Slightly unbalanced as taste dies away quite quickly afterwards. Still a unique beer that goes perfectly with desserts.
ElManana (902) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a nice, lasting light-brown head. Aroma of boozy bourbon, malts, toffe, vanilla. Taste more vanilla, sticky and sweet which ends in heavy chocolate and some roastiness. Honestly, this is by far the best Emelisse I’ve had up to date, and I’ve had most.
bergstaden (1573) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - Sweet malt aroma with dark fruits - Sweet amlt body with wood and vanilla - The malt and wood goes into the finish with vanilla - This was good
MarcoDL (2613) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black and oily, with a thick brown head. Delicious aroma of bourbon vanilla. Taste is really amazing. Strong, rich and diverse. Notes of roasted malt, cacao, mocha, boozy vanilla and quite some hopbitters, surprisingly. Even a little fruit, like grape or citrus. This one has everything, world class beer. Every sip is a true joy.
JefVerstraete (1932) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Oily black colour, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Also sweet vanilla from the bourbon but enough roastiness. Bitter finish. Well balanced beer. Good!
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light chocolate head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dates, raisins, figs, caramel, sherry, port. Full bodied, velvetty mouthfeel, rich and complex on the palate with some roast, bitterness and a touch of booziness on the finish. Taste is bourbon, toasted oak, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, dark fruits.
tderoeck (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/X/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1192)
Dark brown to black beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, sugary, bit dusty, dried fruits, hint of chlorine. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, bitter hops, mocha, dried fruits, cocoa powder, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: bitter hops, dark chocolate, mocha, roasted, malts, caramel, pretty sweet, dry hoppy ending, some vanilla.