Emelisse Innovation Series: Creme Brulee Stout
Brewery: Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Format: 330ml Bottle
Before starting Emilisse in 2006, Kees Bubberman, then a chef, was widely regarded around the Dutch beer geek circuit as the best homebrewer in the country. Thankfully, he got a new day job. And his crème brûlée-ish treat doesn't require a blow torch.
The beer pours a very nice black colour topped by an intense beige head. In the nose, it develops an unexpected complexity: one will find notes of cream, vanilla but also coffee and chocolate. The whole perfectly balances itself. The mouth is creamy and features a fine intensity thanks on the vanilla and the chocolate. The finale is finely bitter.
Rated 95 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com