Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (Laphroaig BA)
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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 107   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

Glouglouburp's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 15, 2012
In short: A roasted, very oaky and very harsh stout. Meh
How: Bottle 330ml at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg Sweden
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose has a lot of oak, some nail polish remover and some roast. Intense and somewhat unsettling aroma. Taste is harsh roasted malts, grainy sensation, aggressive oak presence, metallic flavor, a shot of whisky, burnt pastry, chocolate cake icing. Boozy and astringent finish. Harsh from beginning to finish. I needed over 30 minutes to work through a little 330ml bottle. Maybe not as bad as my deScription makes it to be, but this is not very drinkable. And a bit expensive too. Not sure why I bought this beer, not the first time I am disappointed by Emelisse. I may never learn from my mistakes and unfortunately lawyers will continue to earn from them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle through a trade with Seb drunk side by side with the regular Russian Imperial Stout. Emelisse Russian Imperial Stout 11% Laphroaig Barrel Aged Variant Viscous black with red highlights, possibly slightly lighter in color than than the regular. Laphroaig, oak, medicinal, sherry & berries. Med-full bodied. The taste is peat smoke, oak, vanilla, mesquite & tarry chocolate. Subtle smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Bottled. Pours black with an average, creamy and tan head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey and peat. Sweet flavor that end up dry, with alcohol notes and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft to flat carb. A very nice impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at home, from the De Molen Shop, 16/02/14. Pours light black with a moderate tan covering that dissipates to spotting and edgework. Nose is subtle Laphroaig, dark toffee fudge, brown sugars, light cocoa. Taste comprises light medicinals, ash, smoke, Laphroaig, pretty thin for the ABV. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, very thin and a little watery for a 10% + impy, not often I score palate less than 3 but this beer is deserving. Overall a strange one, doesn’t look or feel the part however as a smoked whisky impy the flavours are well integrated and the Laphroaig doesn’t dominate and take over like some others do. Can’t believe it’s 11% though, strangley thin on the palate! I waited for this to warm a little in the hope it would deliver more - it didn’t !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (356) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Number 6 of a range of 7 Emelisse IRS. What an evening... Almost no head. Aroma of coffee and liquorice. This beer was a disappointment. I know Laphroaig whisky. It is very peated, and I expected this to be present in the beer, but no. It is a good barrel aged beer, but not representative for Laphroaig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with no head. Aroma of whiskey and alcohol, roasted malts, and coffee. Overwhelming whiskey taste with a warming alcohol feel. Perhaps a bit too much whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Schwarz, leicht hellbeiger schaum (gering), aroma nach fasslagerung/alkohol, süsslich, anteunk süsslich, kaffe und dunkle schokolade, etwas alkohol, gehaltvoll, kaum herb ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt. The flavor has some chocolate, smoke, charred notes, roasted malt and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (3344) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 0,33l bottle samlped @ VANØ Bergen 2011 Christmas event:
Alkoholprega sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, kaffi, trefat, mørk syrlig fruktig, brent tre. Fyldig syrlig smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, syrlig espresso, brent tre, gras. God bitterhet som set godt. God.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2013
This is one of Emelisse’s best white labels, a nearly perfect beer. Such a diverse, rich, deep and lovely taste. Really amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
bought a bottle at etre. pours black with a small tan head. nose gets coffee, nuts, oak, and alcohol. taste of chocolate, a slight bitterness, and a good taste of the Laphroaigh. would say that the ABV is a lot higher. for me this is the best white label IRS from emelisse

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