I almost forgot about this post! And that after a true beer heavy month with even a brewery visit in it. Shame on me!
Emelisse White Label: Ardbeg Barrel Aged Imperial Russian Stout
Very ashy, very Ardbeggy. Great stout background.
Emelisse Espresso Stout
A very very decent espresso stout that ticks all boxes
Jopen Jacobus Rye Pale Ale
A Dutch take on the Farmhouse IPA. A bit more gentle, but more rye like too.
Meantime Coffee Porter
The brother of their Chocholate Porter. I prefer that one, but it’s nice to taste what the difference does.
Emelisse White Label: Glen Elgin Barrel Aged Imperial Russian Stout
Much more smooth than the Ardbeg cask. Almost velvety, which makes it incredibly delicious. An indulgence.
Very decent Double IPA. It makes me wonder what their TIPA will be like!
Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout
The backbone of the barrel aged versions. The thickness is already there, but the wood contact adds a layer of sweetness.
Struise Brouwers Pannepot Reserva Vintage 2005
Not oxidized, and quite delicious. VERY cheap for 3 bucks.
Birra Del Borgo & Dogfish Head My Antonia
My first BDB beer and a delicious one at that. Wouldn’t mind to have more of those, but 10 bucks is pretty expensive.
Birrifico di Lambrate Ghisa
Another Italian one. Stout, pretty good. Not much to say, but worth trying.
Ramses Shire Stout
I prefer this one Ola Dubh (below) mostly because it’s more wallet friendly. Delicious barrel aged stout.
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 40 Year Special Reserve
Great flavours, but not worth a tenner. The 40 year old Highland Park casks don’t add that much, apart from cash going to the shop.
Proefbrouwerij Prearis Quadrupel
A homebrew by a bar in Brugge. Pretty good flavours. Not too sweet, which I expected.