Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (Laphroaig BA)
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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Laphroaig Single malt barrel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9609) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Thanks to ibrew2or3. Black pour, brown head. Peat, chocolate, prunes, molasses nose. Flavor is loaded with peat, chocolate, roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2012
(bottle) pours a deep black colour with an almost non-existent beige head. aroma of campfire embers, dark chocolate, vanilla, soy sauce and papaya, quite oxidised, with irritating notes of dill. flavour is heavy char and dark chocolate, with hints of vanilla, caramel, herbal hops and mouth-coating alcohol. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4240) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 29, 2012
330ml bottle. Opaque black with small creamy beige head. Whisky dominated dark malt aroma, leather, some roast. Taste is predominantly peat and leather from the whisky, the beer brings some backgroud sweetness that gets lost in the finish which is dominated by peat notes again, a little sour note and some roast. Well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is a lovely blend of roasty malt, smoky wood, a touch of whiskey, peat and alcohol. Very nice. Flavour starts with liquorice, then a big bitter roasty malt punch, ending with smooth laphroaig. Love emelisses ba irs’s!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6151) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 09/2013
Aroma is surprisingly light with vanilla, some smoke and peat. Flavour has stinging whiskey with vanilla, salty licorice, peat and smoke. Salty aftertaste. Good, but kind of straightforward as the laphroiag aromas override everything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6685) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2012
33 cl bottle. BBE 09/2013.
Pours pitch black color with beige head. Aroma of mild dark roasted malts, bourbon, mocha, mild rye notes, vanilla and some wood. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, vanilla, smoke, mild dark fruits, cocoa, liquorice, wood and rye. Not as aggressive flavor as I had hoped but the silky smooth palate and a great balance makes this a very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2012
330 ml bottle. BBE 09/2013.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and tar. Flavour of roasted malts, quite strong smoke, wood, tar, salty licorice and some hops. Medium bodied, smooth but at the same time slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. FInishes dry with smoked wood and again salty licorice. The peated Jack Daniels version was more aggressive and this is thin when compared to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ home – purchased from Hopduvel in Gent: (A) syrupy dark brown going to black, close to instantly disappearing mocha head – (S) alcohol, peat, dark fruits maple / molasses syrup – (T) molasses, syrup, roasted malts, wood, touch cough syrup like dark fruits leading into a quite strong, bitter peat finish, real earthly peat, burning plastic but still somehow balanced – (B) syrupy with soft carbonation – still mixed feelings about beers like this, this is not because I don’t like Islay whiskey, as a matter of fact I adore it, 18 yr Laphroig is fantastic – either way not a lot of experience here but this is quite interesting and nice & is slowly converting me over – highly recommended to drink this close to or at room temperature

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pours dark and black. Looks thick. Not much head just a few brown bubbles. Nose is coffee and ashtray. Reminds me of a smoke filled jazz lounge and a little Like seaweed. Flavor is sweet up front but mostly bitter. Long aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Cask (gravity dispense - I think) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. Black in colour with a thin tan head and moderate condition. Rich and full. Plenty of whisky here. As usual with this sort of thing, if you like whisky, particularly medicinal Islay whisky, and you like it in your beer, you’ll like this. If you don’t, you won’t. I’m in the former camp. Big on impact, low on subtlety.

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