Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (Laphroaig BA)
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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Laphroaig Single malt barrel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ahrens (37) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
A rather plain imperial stout. I had expected a strong character from the laphroaig barrel, but I hardly tasted/smelled any traces of oak/whisky, which was a disappointment. The taste of ethanol was also quite dominant (even though it was not that strong).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with low carbonation, but good legs over a nearly black hued body that is quite glass coating. Aromas are strongly of fusel alcohol, scotch, peat, earth, bacon and chocolate. Medium roast. Tons of fumes. Flavors are smokey, nutty, scotch, alcohol, nougat. Sharply warming. Lots of fusel, big and thick yet with a dry and very boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (983) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head and an aroma of ripe cherries, roasted malts, caramel, whiskey, espresso and dark chocolate. The taste is not as big and complex is I hoped, it’s pretty sweet, mostly roasted malts and watered down whiskey, with some coffee and smoked eels. Pretty good, but I prefer the Ardbeg one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1790) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ClubGonzo, shared with VANØ Bergen. Pours a hazy dark, with a lightly coloured small head. Aroma is a very sweet coffee, and some notes of alcohol. Flavour is caramel and syrup, together with notes of roasted nuts and bitter coffee. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Another one shared by Ibrew2or3!! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and some smoke and bandaid. Taste is sweet with some smokiness. Medium bodied with noticeable alcohol. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours black, with a tiny offwhite head. Smells of chocolate, whiskey, sea salt, coffee, and malt. Tastes of a medium-heavy sweetness, a medium bitter, and some pleasant peat. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. A lovely stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2012
33cl bottle from Emelisse biershop. BB 12/2013. Brune claire, col fin beige ainsi laissant un doré huileux sur les rebords du verre. Arôme est agréable et se développe au fur et à mesure que la bière gagne en t° ambiante. Malté caramel, chocolat plus présent avec ce bouquet de barrique Laphroaig donnant le ton sur un profile cendre/tourbe. En bouche, le tout est voluptueux avec un très beau et généreux profile malté caramel/choco accompagné par le vieillissement en fût Laphroaig. Je commence à me réconcilier avec ce profile tourbe/charbon/cendre écossais. En fin de bouche, je note un subtile ajout houblonne pour une amertume délicate et minime. Le tout reste bien malté assez doux et ce fini réchauffant de whisky. Un régal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, grass, peaty scotch (destinctively Laphroiag), and ash. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, grass, peat, wood, and chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
Bottle from EtreGourmet webshop, shared with tmrmwel and a bunch of people in VANØ Bergen. Pitch black body, small beige head. Nose is whisky, wood, coffee and booze. Taste is hard roasted coffee, booze, burnt wood and hints of spices and dark chocolate. Smooth carbonation, slick and near-oily mouthfeel. OK, but not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
0.33l bottle from etregourmet web shop. The pour on this one is as good as black. Deep dark brown on the border of black, and it has a quickly sidesticking chocolate-head. Not to extreme on the aroma at first, but when it got some temperature it got really nice. A good woody tone absolutely, a bit sweet and tones of both dark Belgian chocolate, coffee and smoke! Lots of it. It also has strong and rich smoky - almost peaty tones in the flavor this one. Lots of acidic dark roasted malts, quite warming. I somewhat feels that it’s lacking a bit body, while the carbonation level is located on the soft side of the scale. A nice one where the smoky, peaty touches are really well represented. 16.03.2012

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