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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

188 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 01-03-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

boudeysbigbrew, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

little_star, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Halfbrother83, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

KG710, Jun 28, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an almost jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of tan-colored, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A nice aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of malt.

T: Tasted of dark chocolate, malt, dark fruit (plums, especially), and a little bit of coffee. A big flavor (just like an RIS should be) that's complex and satisfying. Didn't get much of the coffee that other reviewers got, but still a good flavor.

M: A below average amount of carbonation with a slick, smooth finish. Full-bodied, but not overpowering.

O: A very solid beer. Usually I don't expect that much from Belgian brewers when they stray from their native styles, but this was a very enjoyable beer.

avalon07, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

vhmf1978, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

whatname, May 29, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown, almost tar black. A tiny beige head build up, only to be reduced to stick lacing quickly.
Big chocolate and coffee in the smell, with a dark fruit zing in the back, that gets more apparent as the beer warms. Lots of caramel, some vanilla and licorice. akes me think of sweet milk & coffee with a bit of cognac.
Taste start with roasted malts, sweet with molasses, caramel, mildly strong dark chocolate and espresso. Acidity, not just from the coffee notes, but also from juicy dark cherries, plums and blackberries. A bit of red grape mustiness that works well with the warm alcohol. Sweet spices are felt towards the finish, with some licorice, peppercorn and faint anise, just before coffee and ashy burnt grains come in to settle, with a mild bitterness (some hop presence too).
Full bodied, but not too heavy, low carbonation, smooth, fits nicely. Aftertaste consists of roasted malts, coffee sediment, but no dark fruit.
A tasty IRS, not ostentatious or flashy, but elegant and rich.

dcmchew, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

hopsolutely, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ystazi, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ohiobeer29, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

uturn, Apr 17, 2014
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mportnoy, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

atone315, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

SStein, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

supermeniscus, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Ivegotmule, Feb 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

WanderingFool, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

tom10101, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

tmzl, Jan 23, 2014
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codysjb, Jan 12, 2014
Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
88 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.