Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (Laphroaig BA)

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Emelisse (Slot Oostende)
Style: Imperial Stout
Goes, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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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

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altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
10/5/2011 11:41:22 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Another explosive Emelisse white label! Dark black body with thin brown head. Nose of rich molasses, caramel, roast and chocolates. Taste is chocolates, spices, malts, some vanilla and milk. Whisky also comes through very nice. A bit sweeter and dragging than the perfect peated Jack Daniels, but still very, very good.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2011 Total Score: 4.4
Bottle from Bierkoning. Perfect dark black with tan head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, alcohol, yeast. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, some coffee, and sweet berry notes. Really, really nice. Quite enjoyed the syrupy texture and smoky, bitter finish. Hats off!

KansaiBeerLvrs (5578) - 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.

Habanero (4947) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Theydon_Bois (21867) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 !

Moolesen (634) - 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.

__Rb81 (791) - 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.

TrappistenOli (319) - 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

Mora2000 (6158) - 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.

Inbreak (6834) - 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.

MarcoDL (5532) - 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.

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