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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 12
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-11-2012 19:28:50 | More by JohnK17
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snaotheus

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.16oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours black with no head. Some fine carbonation is struggling slowly up through the murky depths, but it doesn't appear likely to survive. Smell is black licorice, whisky, and tar. Smokey with coffee.

Taste is initially sweet, and then burnt bitter. More of the black licorice, some more of the coffee, a slightly tart flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, pretty surprisingly so. Overall, this is a pretty nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 04:55:28 | More by snaotheus
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-06-2012 16:45:09 | More by Yabev15
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2012 04:03:03 | More by polishkaz
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-19-2012 18:34:06 | More by pixieskid
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2012 17:06:04 | More by samEBC
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

A good finisher for International Stout Day, which exists apparently.

Solid obsidian liquid, oily, a few stray, straggling bubbles on top, but no real head to speak of; syrupy streaks left on the surface of the glass. Dark malts in the nose, a bit phenolic, dark dried fruits, dark chocolate, and something almost citrusy in there as well. The taste reflected the nose, though I really got a big hit of raisins from this up front, and it lingered pretty much through the entire session. Dark malt sweetness, roasty, but not excessively so, slightly and tolerably phenolic, notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Body was just about full, fairly chewy mouthfeel, and a bit warm with alcohol...it's hard to hide 11% in a beer like this. Very nice overall.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2012 04:23:35 | More by Rifugium
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-09-2012 01:33:01 | More by PaBeerLover
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-28-2012 00:42:55 | More by marine1975
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stonelis

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-23-2012 20:23:26 | More by stonelis
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the last of three Emelisse biers I tried at Cafe Frape on 06Oct12. The 0.33l bottle cost me €5.50.

This brew was an opaque, dense, oily black color. The short, tan head was creamy and fine, with decent lacing. Nose was of inviting, roasty choco and coffee. THis one was smooth and velvety, with a medium body that wasn't quite in the chewy range.

Nice roasty coffee and dark choco and cocoa flavors appeared. Was not really bitter at all, though; more semi-sweet. Also found some rasin and date action lurking in the background. Real nice, indeed! Zum Wohl!!

4.33/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1527

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 17:33:28 | More by Bierman9
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

10-20-2012 04:46:18 | More by DonFrap
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profondo

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

10-06-2012 21:42:39 | More by profondo
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A hard pour produces half an inch of beige foam that squats atop the black liquid; somewhat leggy, with dots of foam tracking the legs

Smell: Roasty and charred, with chocolate and espresso dominant

Taste: Very roasty, almost burnt, up front, with the chocolate and espresso developing in the middle; fruit tones add a subtle balance, but the burnt flavors dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: This has the makings of a good RIS, but it needs more fruity complexity (including better hop balance) and less char

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:50:41 | More by brentk56
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 20:13:58 | More by rudzud
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-28-2012 03:15:22 | More by kaelingirl
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-12-2012 16:52:01 | More by Rickythejeweler
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2012 06:51:19 | More by aztraz
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2012 14:57:26 | More by DrunkinYogi
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 01:10:33 | More by drpimento
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 22:03:12 | More by jdhilt
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tjslovak77

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-01-2012 00:37:41 | More by tjslovak77
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Mooseafer


4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-30-2012 03:12:46 | More by Mooseafer
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

04-25-2012 03:31:57 | More by TonyTalon
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

04-23-2012 00:52:50 | More by jwat
Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
87 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.