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Emelisse LVSTRO

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
The Emelisse LVSTRO is specialy brewed for Locanda Del Monaco Felice in Suisio (BG).
It’s a Imperial Russian Stout brewed with Dutch Whiskey malt en espresso beans.

Ragnampiza's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, - APR 18, 2014
330 ml bottle from BG Birra, served in a snifter glass. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with an average, lasting, light beige head. Intriguing and unique aroma, notes of vanilla, licorice, Starbucks coffee, slightly meaty and smoky. A hint of wood as well. Same notes emerging in the mouth, definitely woody with a trace of leather, not much whiskey to speak of, moderately sweet and chocolaty. Not as coffee forward as the aroma indicates. Slightly dry and rooty, roasted and ashy finish. Very soft carbonation, medium body (perhaps too light for the style), oily texture. Not your typical RIS, but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a bit of particulate matter. Minimal, oily head. Aroma is lightly smoky. Medium to light body. Bitter finish, where the coffee becomes evident. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (327) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown, with only a scum of bubbles for head. Strong coffee aroma. Taste is coffee, very bitter coffee, almost ending in grass/straw. The palate is a bit acerbic. Would have been better if just a tad sweeter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6170) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle (cant remember where I got it), probably 2 or 3 years old, large sample, served in a snifter. Dark brown color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight smoke, bit coffee, bacon, mocha. Bit sweet in taste, some bitterness, slight smokey and dry, some peat. Soft to medium carbonation, medium body. Coffee and peated smoke or not that present in aroma (anymore?), but more in taste. Both are quite subtle. Just in the finish its a bit sharpish and even slight alcoholic for just 8%. Also, coffee bitterness comes through more in the finish. I like the subtlety of the ingredients, balance could be slightly better as well as complexity, but I like that its not too bold and aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Amsterdam. No BBE info
Aroma has cocoa, dark chocolate, salty licorice and some soy sauce. The cocoa is quite intensive. Flavour has soy sauce, somewhat salty licorice, vanilla and strong cocoa notes. The whiskey or espresso notes are difficult to find; the whiskey is perhaps in the background with sweet and alcoholic tones. Quite high drinkability for an IS, I like the cocoa here. Perhaps this could work even better for me without the whiskey malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (1645) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
33cl botle Appearance: Clear dark black brown color with a large creamy, head which leaves a nice amount of lacing Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, light smoke., light burned rubber Tase: Slightly above moderate sweet and bitter. Roasted mals, coffee, barleys, liquorice, r, caramel, some spices, hint of dark fruits and some smoke and some burned rubber., Medium body, soft carbonation,oily texture. While not a fan of he smoke and burned rubber notes as well as well as some tastes go over a bit harsch into each other.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1824) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Black color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of peat, coffee, smoke and licorice. Bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium body.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (13048) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2428) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and some spices. Good but there are better stouts from Emelisse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, wood, licorice, light smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, english licorice, wood, smoke, malt and hop bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140115]

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