White Label Imperial Russian Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged
Brouwerij Emelisse

White Label Imperial Russian Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel AgedWhite Label Imperial Russian Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged
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Brouwerij Emelisse
Russian Imperial Stout
3.92 | pDev: 11.99%
Sep 28, 2013
Aug 12, 2011
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Rated: 4.25 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Sep 28, 2013
Rated: 4 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 22, 2013
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to kkipple for this interesting beer, no idea how he got it. Best before end of March 2013 so just past it's prime supposedly.

Pours a dark mocha colored creamy rich almost 1 finger head that fades pretty slowly and leaves lots of rich lacing and legs on the glass, no light getting through the pitch black beer.

Nose is pretty nice, dark malts, bit of cocoa, slight dark chocolate, I think some creamy oats, but also a bit of roasted malt with a hint of acrid char almost, some coffee, and lots more very dark malt aromas that probably would have been overbearing when it was fresh. Then nice vanilla barrel notes, with a hint of whisky with a slight bourbon tone, a bit of booze. The baker's chocolate comes through more as it warms, as well as the vanilla barrel aromas.

Taste starts with more of the roasted malts, a slight burnt coffee, light acrid character, more char, and tons of dark malts, but again not overbearing anymore which it seems like it may have been fresh. It does have a slight metallic sour like note to it though. Then dark chocolate, bitter baker's choc, and a big tannic bitter note from the char, and possible earthy hop character. Then into barrel notes, not as much as the nose had, a hint of a vanilla character, just a bit of oak, although there is some generic whisky notes to it. The burnt coffee seems to come through again fairly strong, with some toasted oats I think, as well as some warming slightly tingly booze. Finish is sticky a bit syrupy sweet, with mouth coating dark malts, some warming booze and slightly tingly, with lots more acrid roasted malt and hint of soy sauce like, as well as touch of bitter roast and earthy hop character lingering with the roasty malts.

mouth is fuller bod, a bit creamy and almost silky but not quite there, decent carb for an older beer but not great for carb either.

Overall not bad, but nothing too special. The barrel seems to have faded too much, but the acrid roast and burnt charaters would have been so strong fresh that the barrel probably would have been drowned out, so hard to tell which direction to go with this. I would like to try it fresh, as well as the other barrels to see the differences. The dark choc was nice, as well as vanilla barrel and whisky notes when they actually came through, but hard to get through the burnt acrid bitter tannic flavors.
Jul 07, 2013
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy, dark brown. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong liquor, alcohol, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, spices, and a hint of chocolate. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, liquor, hops, slight roasted malt, spice, hops, clove, and a hint of citrus. Overall, weak appearance, good mouth feel, aroma dominated by liquor, and complex body.
Jan 13, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Mister_Joshy from California

Nov 05, 2012
Rated: 4 by FrankShirley from Massachusetts

Sep 26, 2012
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 12, 2012
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Garnet-tinged black with a beige head. Vanilla, soil, dates and espresso oil on the nose.
Carmelized sugar, woody bite, and a bit of coffee. Little roast and no hops on the finish.
Medium to full, round, some chew.

Much subtler wood than some of the others in the White Label series. Doesn't have the barrel presence of the Eglin, for example. An muted stout overall, for an RIS.
Jun 19, 2012
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Reviewed by thagr81us from South Carolina

3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served from tap into a sampler tumbler. Poured a dark reddish-brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a very minimal amount quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, sweet alcohol, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, dark fruit, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I saw this one on the beer list and couldn’t resist ordering one as I never knew that it had existed. The pour looked pretty typical for the style as was the flavor profile going on despite the barrel treatment. The aroma however was a little bit better with a nice kiss of dark fruit at the right points to enhance the other properties of this one. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance and are a fan of the base brew. Even if you aren’t I would still suggest it to a fan of the –bal.
May 15, 2012
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Reviewed by DARIVA from Netherlands

3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Very black beer with a minimal head.

S: Black pepper, cinnamon and some cardemone.

T: Cardemone and even some more herbs which I could not recognize.

M: Good mouthfeel and a nice aftertaste.

O: Good drinkable and a perfect balance.
Very nice experience.
Apr 09, 2012
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Reviewed by cwguy5 from North Carolina

2.45/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A - deep brown in color and transparent at top and bottom of glass. No head and no lacing.

S - Jack Daniels, vanilla, dark malts

T - JD up front then some roasted malts and chocolate, savory overall

M - thin-medium bodied. light carbonation. JD and mild bitterness left on palate.

O - too much JD for me as it overpowers the rest of the beer. base is a bit watery. not my thing.
Mar 28, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by meich75 from North Carolina

Mar 25, 2012
Rated: 4 by nmann08 from Virginia

Mar 16, 2012
Rated: 4 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Mar 02, 2012
Rated: 4 by rab53 from Washington

Feb 20, 2012
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Reviewed by Rhynes2 from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pitch black poured into a snifter. Head didn't last too long but I was just happy to get this one. Smell has a nice oak smell and the Jack Daniels lingers subtly in the background. Also has some coffee notes as well. Taste is very smooth and has a great coffee like flavor with hints of oak. Very pleasant all around and while the beer comes in at 11% it doesn't show it much. Over all it's an amazing beer that's very well rounded and I'd love to have it again if it wasn't such a rare release.
Feb 02, 2012
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Reviewed by megahurts4 from Louisiana

3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Emmelisse Black & Tan Jack Daniels Barrel aged Imperial stout

Appearance: dark brown, no head, and a little lacing.

Smell: jack daniels, oak barrels, and roasted malts.

Taste: hops, bourbon barrel sweetness, and roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: medium.

This is a good brew. The flavors are good, but can be faintly watery.
Jan 08, 2012
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Reviewed by ggilman from Maine

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at lions pride in Brunswick, ME.

Dark black with a ruby edge. Tan foamy head laces nicely. Bakers chocolate and vanilla bean in the nose. Rich almost too sweet chocolate taste with booze and bourbon around the edges. Dark cherry, woody tobacco and roasted vanilla. Creamy mouthfeel. Feels like the stout and barrel weren't together long enough.
Dec 28, 2011
Rated: 5 by penginpunk from California

Dec 17, 2011
Rated: 5 by Mreyes69 from Illinois

Dec 12, 2011
White Label Imperial Russian Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel Aged from Brouwerij Emelisse
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 33 ratings