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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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BA SCORE
88
very good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of rudzud
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at Hunger Mountain Co-Op. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, dark almost oily black with a nice quarter inch mocha head that has great retention but not much lacing.

S - Lots of dark, deep roast aromas but also a fair amount of sweet malts. not really jiving for me.

T - Taste is alright. Not getting much chocolate. Lots of slightly salty sweet malts, faint roast. Hmm...Theres no alcohol atleast, just not getting alot of good flavors here.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with the alcohol hidden wonderfully. Good and silky.

O - Overall this was a nicely executed stout. The flavors/aroma arent anything special but that mouthfeel is great.

rudzud, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

kaelingirl, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Rickythejeweler, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

aztraz, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Boom boom; out go the lights! This is one serious beer. Poured at a good temperature with an medium size, tan, foamy, frothy, sudsy head with brown highlights and a little lace. Aroma is a little mild and has malt, coffee, cocoa, roasty, dark ripe fruit, molasses. Flavor's like nose, Bitter, sweet, and mild tang are very well balaanced and marry in harmony with just the right body and carbonaton. Finish is like flavor, of average length, and has a little boozy warmth. Understated greatness.

drpimento, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a four finger khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights, yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Chocolate and grapefruit nose and flavor is roasted to burnt chocolate with a grapefruit finish. Unusual tartness for a RIS. High ABV is hidden. $5.99 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, Vt.

jdhilt, May 04, 2012
Photo of tjslovak77
4/5  rDev +2.3%

tjslovak77, May 01, 2012
Photo of Mooseafer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mooseafer, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

TonyTalon, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

jwat, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced and left some nice lacing. Pitch black with sights of tiny bubbles at the top of the glass.

Smell: mocha, vanilla, oak, and earthiness. Other aromas are too difficult too tell.

Taste: mocha, chocolate, roasted flavors, oak, vanilla, oats, earthy tones, smokiness, and bitterness towards the end too.

Mouthfeel: very dry, smooth, medium to high carbonation, full bodied, and some bitterness too.

Overall: Not a bad RIS, but I have had better ones over the years. It was a good experience to have enjoyed this beer after a hard nights work. 11% is hidden very well too.

Flounder57, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of DARIVA
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark beer (say black) with no head.

S: Lots of licorice, chocolate and fishermands friend.

T: Licorice, macaroons and also chocolate with hazelnuts.

M: Light carbonation with a delicious bitter aftertaste.

O: Good beer and good drinkable.

DARIVA, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of meich75
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

meich75, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown amber, appearing black in the glass with dark red highlights at the edges. Half finger light brown head dissipated, leaving light lacing. Pleasant aroma of toasted and sweet malts, a bit of fruit. Taste is toasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Hops show up quickly. Finishes with dark toasted malt and a hop kick. Starts a bit sweet, finishes dry. Interesting progression and well integrated. Nicely done.

LiquidAmber, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of melfech
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

melfech, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Petrofessor
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Petrofessor, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Jammer42
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Jammer42, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry roasted malt with light black chocolate notes. Taste is also a well balanced mix between some black chocolate with dry roasted malt notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Another one of this brewery beer which I find to be brewed exactly per style guideline with no flaws though lacking a little bit of soul or something to distinguish itself.

Phyl21ca, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Lynn, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of CopperTopBrews
4/5  rDev +2.3%

CopperTopBrews, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of eslemarc
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.16 oz bottle in a snifter.

The beers pours a dark roast coffee color, no real head comes to life, just sparse little bubbles clinging to the edge of the glass. Agitating the beer brings a little life to the beer, but it quickly falls down.

The nose is very rich with dark chocolate and anise, a real creamy sweetness is present. With more agitation comes a little cool booziness and even brings hints of coffee around. But this time some of the flecks of head have started holding to the glass.

The beer feels alive up front with light carbonation but quickly smoothes out into a wonderfully creamy texture and semi-full mouthfeel. The body is between medium and full; there is now a little caramel coming through. The finish hangs a little with coffee on the palate and an interesting (hop?) bitterness. It's certainly very warming and changing with each sip. I would say this beer is worth a go if you come across it but I wouldn't be cashing in any favors to get it.

eslemarc, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Archemedies, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +2.3%

PEIhop, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of swatsjon
3/5  rDev -23.3%

swatsjon, Jan 24, 2012
Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
88 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.