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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Little to no carobonation leading to an absence of aroma, whiskey or otherwise. An amazing taste, chocolately and roasted with a subtle whiskey finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (3880) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Typical pitch black stout colour. Smells malty and alcohol, no surprises there. Rich, full aroma. Sour, woody and clearly affected by something which could very well be whiskey barrel. Is this perfect stout? I’d say very close so.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Duntoyou (107) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
@haandbryggeriets ølfestival. Dette er nok den beste barrel aged imperial stouten jeg har smakt, og by far den mest interessante. Jeg er glad i laphraig og liker torvsmaken i den. en meget interessant og kompleks whiskey, ølen ble minst like kompleks. jeg kjente veldig godt igjen fatet i ølen. noen sier at den er "overdone", men jeg synes denne var helt fantastisk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7440) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (12190) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown color, opague. Small head. Intense peaty aroma, suppressing the malt and the milk chocolate. Full bodied, thick and viscous. Initial dried fruit an chocolate cake, taken over by an intense peaty character. Long and intense peaty finish, but dried red fruit and oak is also noticeable. The Laphroaigh barrel (one of my favorite single malts) gives a huge depth to this beer. The balance still remains intact. Absolutely world class, I should have bought a crate of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PotjeBier (2624) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2011
33 cl bottle @ home on International Beer Day. Color as good as black, opaque. Small beige head, very fine, foamy. Aroma’s of hard roasted malts, soy sauce, red fruit, whisky, wood. Flavor is roasted, slightly sweet with tones of wood. Pretty strong alcohol feel. Syruppy. Long finish with wood, ash/peat and some bitterness. Grote klasse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebeermonk (24) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle at borefts 2011. Hello Laphroaig what are you doing in my beer, well apparently truly enjoying being in there cause it works out really well. The normal imp. stout by Emelisse is already a great beer. But this version, well bring on the winter, snow and a roaring fire and I’ll kill some time with it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle at De Wildeman. Black pour with small brown head. Peaty and smokey aroma. Flavour is dominated by the Laphroaig barrel, suppressing the expected chocolate. Fruity notes with an alcohol warmth in the finished but not in the flavour. A great BA beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14821) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, peat, islay whiskey, little sweet and bitter.

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