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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout

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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark full bodied Imp Russian stout. 11% Alc and 75 EBU.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2633) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 6/2015. Pours dense fairly pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malts and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, licorice, raisin, plum, light smoke/char, and roast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, moderately slick, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
w_adwersarz (153) - Cracow, POLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Aromat z butli kakao. Barwa czarne bez prześwitów, z minimalną pianą, która szybko się ulotniła cośtam krążkując na szkle. Kawa, ciemne owoce, odrobina kwasku od kasy, likier i odrobineczka alkoholu. Pełne, oleiste, nisko wysycone, z czekoladowa goryczką która dość długo pozostaje. Żona jak spróbowała powiedziała "O k@#wa jakie niedobre" co jest niezwykłym komplementem dla tak pysznego piwa.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
earwaxcowboy (4) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
33 cc bottle, drinking temperature 14c. aroma, coffee, blue cheese, charcoal, wasabi. Pitch black thick body, light brown head and great lacing. Oily and syrupy palate. A bitter aftertaste that keeps on lingering for a long time... hmmmm

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BagerPL (93) - - SEP 13, 2014
Ocenę przysłania mi użycie w piwie chmielu ziołowego, którego nie lubię, poza tym treściwe i aksamitne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1204) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
330mL bottle BB 12/2015 Amazing looking beer; jet black, opaque with a big rocky orange-tan head persisting. Serious nose to it; coffee-liqueur, dark chocolate, black plums/fruits & dried fruit, molasses & soy sauce. Thick, oily viscous body, low carbonation, very long on the palate. Luscious, decadent palate; liqueur-like chocolate & coffee, cocoa, cookies, anise, tar, spicy hops, sultanas & dates & prunes - so much going on. Big lingering bitterness, long warm finish. Top notch Imperial stout!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Unde (366) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Black beer with not much head but some lacing is there. Aroma has licorice, anise, smoke and grapefruit. Taste has anise, grapefruit, grassy hops, lots of roasted malts and slight alcohol booze in the end. Medium body with low-to-medium carbonation. There was some weird grassy/anise taste to it that I disliked.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WouterVG (25) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2014
An IRS like it should be, full bodied and well balanced. If you don’t need a fork and knife to drink it, it’s not a stout.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2014
Een enorm slecht bier, niet te drinken. We hebben met 4 ervan geproefd en niemand kon meer dan een slok binnenkrijgen

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (960) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malts with liquorice, cocoa, tar, tobacco and coffee. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet burned malts with cocoa and liquorice, giving a sweet malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpkeskinen (222) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Drank as draught. Very strong taste with some smoke. Maybe some licorice too. Looks great too.


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