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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Black IPA
Goes, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
EBC 70. EBU 60. stamwortgehalte 17,2.

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3.6
andrepintado (3319) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 30, 2013
33cl bottle thanks to bierkoning. Dark color with thin head. Carbonation is soft and nice. Texture is thin. Taste is medium to high bitter. Aroma is coffee, alcohol, chocolate, herbs, light hop.

3.3
Theydon_Bois (19189) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle at JF’s, cheers James, 19/07/13. Mid black with a medium sized light tan head that retains well. Nose is light roast, chocolate milkshake, malty notes, hops, hint of pine resin. Taste comprises light booze, roast malt, cocoa, touch of hops. Medium bodied with a little ooomph, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, slightly warming booze in the finish. Ok but one dimensional, little in the way of troipcal fruits and the booze is too evident. Had Moor Illusion at 4.5% a few days later, a far superior CDA showing that it’s not all about the ABV being cranked up!

4
inbirraveritas (1562) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2013
Draught. Deep dark brown colour, creamy and laceing tan head, which leaves a thin film behind. Smell of yeast, pine and roasted malt. The aroma contains distinct resin underpainted by coffee, caramel, chocolate and alcohol. Mouthfeel is slick, oily. Long and warming, grapefruity finish with alcohol and roasted malt. Excellent, serious brew.

2.5
Boutip (6312) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle: Poured a light black color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of stale earthy hops with light dry roasted malt is not very good. Taste is also dominated by stale hops with unrefined grainy notes and light dry bitter finish. Body is a bit thin with good carbonation. Definitely below par for the style IMHO.

4
Bullit (4569) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle @ Rooie Dop brewdungeon. Very dark brown colour, tan head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, citrus, fairly bitter. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, citric hops, bit fruity. Medium bodied. Finish is bitter and dry. Excellent.

4
nilsas (4047) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
Lite skum. God lukt av sjokolade, kaffe og krydder. Herlig smak av sjokolade, kaffe. Liten røykt ettersmak. Godt.

3.7
UnexpectedDetour (4) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
Bought this at the local shop and poured it into some glassware (chalice). There’s a thick, thick head that hugs the glass. Nice and foamy with a solid black body. You can see some sediment inside and there’s a nice aroma of roasted bean. Consequently, the first taste is of charred coffee stout with an IPA hop finish. It’s long-lasting and balanced with an aftertaste of malt and alcohol. Overall, this is the perfect marriage between a light Stout and IPA. A very, very good beer, surprisingly drinkable and smooth for 8%. Emelisse Brewery gets it correct.

3.5
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
33cl bottle at Probus Wines, Dublin. Dark mahogany pour, thin tan head. Pine resin, chocolate and dark roast coffee in the aroma, some herbs too - not too potent in terms of hoppiness. Herbs and pine come through more in the taste, but the darker flavours dominate - plenty of dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Some light citrus in there, but it gets swallowed up quickly. Bitterness is on the herbal side - a little rough. Quite easy drinking for 8%. Not bad, but for the price there’s a whole host of better BIPAs out there.

3.7
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, 33 cl . Brownish black with a dense beige head, good retention, nice lace. Hard roasted dark bready nose with notes of licorice and chocolate. Quite some herbal hoppiness too. Flavor of hard roast, bitter chocolate and coffee leading to a rather roasted and herbal hoppy bitter finish. Not fab, but better than any other offering from Emelisse, I’ve had so far.

3.8
Holmen1 (5838) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
Flaske delt med Asle Bjørn og Sigmund: deilig mørk aroma med lakris, solbær og et hint av røyk (eller er det naboens grill?). Stor smaksfylde men allikevel særdeles lettdrikkellig, noe som antakelig skyldes den fine humlebalansen.


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