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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 191 Drink: Emelisse Espresso Stout

Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse in a small brewpub in southwestern Holland. Brewmaster Kees Bubberman got his start like many craft brewers in the U.S., learning the job as a homebrewer. Six of the company's beers are being imported into the U.S., a barleywine, rauchbier, double IPA, winterbier, Imperial Russian Stout and espresso stout.

Emelisse Espresso Stout is an imperial stout brewed with espresso beans and refermented in the bottle. It weighs in at 10 percent alcohol by volume. The beer on draught is a dark black with brown around the edges and a thick tan head that remains until the last sip. The aroma has plenty of roasted grain notes. The flavor is full and silky, delivering tons of big coffee notes. Finishes long and satisfying.

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