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Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Stout
Dunedin, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dunedin’s Emerson’s Brewery will be heading to Beervana and the BrewNZ Beer Awards in Wellington taking with them a truly original brew that celebrates a fusion of Otago flavours. The new, limited edition, big velvety stout has been brewed with locally harvested Blueskin Bay clams and it’s being hailed as a heavenly match.

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3.8
ShaneJ (896) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Oily black, tight non-lasting tan head, sweet, chocolatey, slightly salty (or is that my imagination?), strong roast malt bitterness, but very smooth to drink. Very enjoyable.

3.7
brnandersen (3905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Sample from 50 cl. bottle. Pitch black with a small, dense tan head. Sweet aroma with roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some herbal hops. Taste is sweet. Medium body, creamy texture - rather pleasant. Finishes bitter with chocolate and a hint of salty licorice. Very nice stout.

3.8
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Desne light brown head. ARoma: Roast, herbs, caramel, light liqourice. Flavour: Roast, chocolate, liqourice, caramel, cocoa, vague coffee. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter and chocolaty.

3.6
joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of licorice and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of grass and hops. Roasted finish.

3.8
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light liqourice. Roasted malty. Light salty. Liqourice and roasted finish.

4.5
DylansDad (642) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2013
This is what I love about Emerson’s beer: he has a true genius for making beers that fit you like an old pair of boots. They are understated, restrained, un-show-offy and, above all, fucking delicious. Like this beer. Even without the clams, it would have become one of my favourite stouts on first sip. It has all the usual suspects you’d expect in a stout, coffee chocolate malt sweet bitter, and now a touch of sour, a hint of brine, a harbour, a breeze from across the mudflats, but none of them fighting with each other, they just ARE. The tide goes in, the tide goes out, predictable and regular. This is my first bottle yet already I feel we are best friends. It IS that good.

3.4
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very very dark brown with a dense tan coloured head. Fairly typical stout aromas of dark chocolate and roasted grain with perhaps just a hint of salt. Flavours are somewhat sweet up front with lots of roasted grain on the finish. Dont get much from the clams to be honest. Medium mouthfeel. Not really a stand out but not bad all the same.

3.5
ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma blends cured meat and some spice with brine and soy sauce, and is very savoury. Barely noticeable herbal hops up front are dominated by briny tang. A mild soy sauce flavour leads into a roasty, warming malt body, which fades into a briny finish. The shellfish in this beer play a much more dominant role than in other similar stouts I have sampled, giving it a real salty, savoury feel. I wouldn’t necessarily drink it often, but in the right circumstances (I’m thinking strong hard cheeses or goat’s cheese) it is quite enjoyable.

3.8
gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2012
Chocolate milkshake coloured head dark pour medium carbonation with aromas roasted chocolate sea salt malted coffee cocoa flavours bloody little bi-valve was there all the time bitter salty morishing roasted chocolate coffee cocoa creamy note liccorice a good taste alround fruit touch dark finish typical Emersons goodness smooth tasting alround roasted sweet maltiness bitter salty aftertaste really worth drinking again and again

4.5
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle at Albar, Dunedin. Great coffee notes. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel, with hints of smoke and vanilla. Taste has sweet and bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.


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