Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

Emelisse Imperial Russian StoutEmelisse Imperial Russian Stout
BA SCORE
79.4%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 253 ratings
Emelisse Imperial Russian StoutEmelisse Imperial Russian Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
Netherlands
emelisse.nl

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 01-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,061
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
253
Liked:
201
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.15%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
22
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 97
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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +1.5%

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3.89/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 6/2015. Pours dense fairly pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malts and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, licorice, raisin, plum, light smoke/char, and roast/toasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, toffee, dark bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, moderately slick, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Jonathan_Dunne
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Fantastic. Delightful taste, not very frothy but STRONG. One to start the night, not to be abused. I'm slightly lit by first one.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is a deep dark brown with a thin, oily beige collar. Aromas of dark fruit, particularly plums, chocolates, raisin, chocolates with raisins all up in them, raisins dipped in chocolate. Chocolate flavor, a hint of vanilla. Rich, roasted malt with a touch of espresso. Double digit abv well masked. A nice sipper.

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Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
Beer rating: 79.4% out of 100 with 253 ratings
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