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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Koelschtrinker (22514) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Tief malzig-kerniger Antrunk, der Alkohol bindet sich passend in das würzige Grundaroma ein. Insgesamt trocken, was aber nicht sonderlich schlimm ist. Später kommt eine dann konstant bleibende Röstigkeit hinzu, die das Finish beherrscht. 12/12/11/12//12

TBone (18756) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2011
Bottled 330ml (BB 03/2013)
Thanks bierkoning! Deep opaque brown color, firm small creamy beige head. Strong aroma of peat, smoke, roasted malts and alcohol - very evident Laphroaig/Islay-nose. Medium-bodied. Loads of licorice in the flavor. Then peat and Islay whisky. Some oaky notes. Hiding alcohol well. This is delicious especially if you like Laphroaig.

fonefan (53080) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, medicine notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peat, dark malt, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111030]
Earlier Rating: 9/10/2011 Total Score: 3.9

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2011, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, licorice, coffee, smoke, tar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, smoke - tar, chimney, dark malt, chocolate and coffee. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110805]

Borresteijn (7663) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2011
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pitch black, brown head. Aroma of peat, earth, liquorice root, oak, whiskey, roasted malts, coffee. Flavour is peated whiskey, hard roasted malts, coffee, earth, liqourice root, hint of chocolate, bitter roasted finish. Medium to fullbodied, soft carbonation, a bit sticky mouthfeel. Liked the peated just a bit better.

Svesse (9135) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct 2011) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, tar, oak wood, vanilla and Islay whisky. Malty, fruity, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, oak wood, tar and glowing hints of whisky in a finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, with a slightly oily texture. Fairly sweet. In my opinion the Bowmore barrel was a touch more balanced, but this is still a lovely beer.

koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
Wow, this is nice. Absolutely perfect mouthfeel and carbonation, pure velvet. A bit of a smokey smell, whisky, tiny bit of booze. Lots of chocolate in the taste mixed with smoke and whisky again, lovely combo. This is good drinking.

Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Bottle @ BBF’11: Nice vast medium to slightly bigger creme brown head on top of a black beer. Smell wood, whiskey, coffee and sulphur. Taste is a soft smooth mix of roasted malts, bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, whiskey, spices, pepper. Coffee bitter herby hoppy aftertaste. Low carbo, full body, soft smooth spicy mouthfeel and a creamy sticky texture.

LoFi (1763) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle, sample. Black with a tan ring. Aroma: peaty, whisky, more alcohol than the regular Imperial Russian. Taste: whisky, peaty, chocolate, licorice, coffee bitterness in the finish. Full-bodied, smooth. Doesn’t pack the kind of punch I had expected, no real tar or smoke, but quite peaty.

omhper (26061) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
Bottled at Bishop’ Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Very black beige head. The whisky aroma is more fruity, than smoky even if some peat seaps through. Sweet, full body, rounded mouthfeel. Sugar and coffee. Some peat and licorice. Marked alcohol in a finish with rather low bitterness. A sweet, heavy BA imperial stout.

ads135 (5235) - 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.

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