Elusive x Emperor’s “Imperial Morrisman” Chocolate Imperial Stout

Name: Imperial Morrisman
Brewers: Elusive Brewing, Emperor’s Brewery (United Kingdom)
Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (Base Style: Imperial Stout)
ABV: 11%
Review Year: 2022

Imperial Morrisman is the amplified version of the award winning TV famous Morrisman Dry Chocolate Stout by Elusive Brewing. This version was brewed in collaboration with Tim Lloyd and Emperor’s Brewery with more chocolate than necessary.


This beer is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (30A) with the Imperial Stout (20C) as the base style, in the context of the 2021 Beer Style Guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). The most current version can be found on the BJCP website.


Opaque deep brown; no head. The nose unveiled intensely decadent chocolate with hints of alcohol, oats/wheat, and licorice. Medium-full-bodied; moderately low carbonation; chewy mouthfeel. Like the aroma, the flavor was dominated by rich chocolate notes. This was accompanied further by moderate impressions of vanilla, toasty cacao as well as hints of fruit esters (e.g., lychees, grapes), licorice, and some oats/wheat. Moderate bitterness; medium-low sweetness. Imperial Morrisman concluded dryly with cacao nibs and lychees.


Imperial Morrisman is a dry yet rich Imperial Stout that screamed chocolate. The dryness, body, and absence of alcohol enhanced the drinkability of this beer. Bitterness was spot on, distancing this beer from the sugary sweet “Pastry Stouts” in the market today.

Overall, it is a well-made Imperial Stout that could be mistaken as a chocolate porter. We would definitely drink this again with graham crackers and marshmallows. Excellent.

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