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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

215 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 16
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 01-03-2010

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Ratings: 215 | Reviews: 91
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allegue04
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matias-
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This viscous brew is just shy of amazing, pours jet black with a nice mocha head. Loads of malt & grain in the nose and the taste follows suit.

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4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rpopescu
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of impending
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleigator
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an oily mahogany color with a small head, leaving back only a thin lacing at the edges.

Nose is full of bitter chocolate with coffee and burned caramel, along with a sweet, well integrated alcohol note.

The taste is centered around dark chocolate, which is earthy at first, and then turns sweeter immediately, due to a slick coffee bitterness with strong mousse-au-chocolate and molasse impact. This brew is incredibly creamy and smooth, which comes along with a warm alcoholic peak, wrapped up in sweeter cocoa. Has an intriguing complexity, between sweet and bitter flavors, between creamy chocolate and earthy, bitter coffee. Finishes bitter, while cream still remains noteable.

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3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
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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4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
88 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.