Emelisse Russian Imperial Stout - Peated - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
I feel a lucky man to live so close to the Emelisse. I really think the Emelisse is getting better and better every month. With thanks to beer buddy and master brewer Kees Bubbermans.
A - A pitch black, brown headed beer.
S - A peaty and woody smelling beer with a little smokiness to it.
T - A strong bitter stout with nice peat and wood tones. This is stuff for experience beer drinkers. I mean before one can love this you had to try a few in this style before.
M - A low carbonation that fits the style and taste perfectly. And there is of course a real bitter finish like all the beers that are coming from the Emelisse.
O - A good RIS - really worth buying and trying.
11-12-2011 05:52:23 | More by Mar02x
3.76/5 rDev -3.8%
P- Thanks to my new buddy Donn in Germany for this brew
A- dark black with a beautiful tan head that is 2 fingers. lacing is intact.
S- wood and dark roasted malts dominate. i also get hints of bourbon
F- wood and peat hit the mouth. Dark coffee roasted malts like eating the coffee bean.
M- wodd and coffee malt linger in the mouth and mix. Not good but not bad. The aftertaste lingers longer than i would like. it is creamy and smooth.
o- not bad but the overall ABV will make you want to sip it. The flavor can be overpowering and as it warms it gets maltier and coffee like.
03-17-2013 17:05:55 | More by Dodo2step
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a tan head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a thick ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of peat in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of peaty flavors and is accompanied by a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels full-bodied and smooth on the palate.
D: This beer definitely tastes strong but the alcohol isn’t very apparent in the taste. This is an enjoyable beer to sip.
03-04-2012 15:46:47 | More by metter98
4.15/5 rDev +6.1%
Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY
A: Pours a black with ruby hints in color with a small light tan head that reduces to nothing quickly. No lacing is observed.
S: Lots of wood and peat with some slight hints of smokiness.
T: Lovely stout flavor with lots of wood, peat, and roasted malts. Really a perfect amount of bitterness for this beer.
M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Super enjoyable but not the easiest beer to drink - the flavors are intense and slightly overpowering as the beer warms. Probably the most enjoyable peated barrel aged beer I have had. I really want to have another one of these but one per session is more than enough.
03-04-2012 16:48:48 | More by dbrauneis
3.86/5 rDev -1.3%
Gift from BostonRyan and saved for a year, so this is a 330ml 2012 vintage bottle poured into a crooked stave snifter.
Pours a dark brown with a black body in the glass, a nice thick light mocha head which thins out to good rimming and lacing.
Smokey, burnt-wood aroma. Much like a rauchbier with a campfire aroma. Bitter ashy smell. Definitely did not lose any of that peated character with the 1 yr of aging.
Taste is surprisingly mild. A little thin, even. Not nearly as smokey in the taste as the aroma. A little bit of burnt roasty character is present. A little bit of simple, malty sweetness that does not overpower. Overall fairly one dimensional however.
Mouthfeel is the high point of the beer for me. A nice smooth, creamy, tongue-coating drink with a dry finish demanding further sips. Thin on the taste but the feel is full.
Overall a great but not outstanding brew. Not a must-try, but certainly enjoyed. Definitely try it if you can if you like that peated aroma in your beer. Otherwise, don't go too far out of your way.
10-20-2013 21:45:23 | More by MCain04
Emelisse Russian Imperial Stout - Peated from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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