Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 15
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sammy on 01-03-2010)
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3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.48/5  rDev -11%

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lot A BB 9/14 bottle at 40 degrees into tulip
Aroma very malty with dates
Head light brown, instantly gone
Lacing none
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor very strong with roasted malt, dates, raisins; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.125
A decent RIS, good flavor, with the alcohol hidden in flavor but showing up as stomach burn. Somewhat sticky. Loses points because of neither head nor lacing.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Fantastic. Delightful taste, not very frothy but STRONG. One to start the night, not to be abused. I'm slightly lit by first one.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.