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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (654) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
Wat een geur, de bowmore komt duidelijk naar boven. In de smaak komt daar duidelijk de imperial stout bij. Niet helemaal in balans, maar wel een lekker bier met een volle afdronk. Laurier blijft hangen met een vleugje geturfde mout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. Mid black with a good sized tan head. Nose is light roast, touch of plastic, booze, not great tbh - the plastic notes are a little off putting. Taste carries more depth with roast malts, light smoke, brown sugar, mineral tones, dark chocolate, woody, the Bowmore is evident but well balanced and more so no sign of the plastic notes that hampered the nose. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming finish. Decent enough impy but not a great, the alcohol is well integrated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 12/2015. Brune foncée, col épais moka, doré au verre. Arôme de tourbe, whiskey cask, caramel, café grillé et note de chocolat. Palais reste centré sur les malts, ici un chocolat généreux ponctué par ce côté boisé légèrement tourbe. En se réchauffant, je note un chocolaté agréable qui s’accentue. Note douce rappelant la vanille. Une amertume houblonné est présente tout en restant modérée. Cette dernière ajoute une brève pointe de citronné en fin de bouche qui fini malgré tout par se voir éclipsée par le caractère malté de la bière. Ok, mais pas exceptionnelle, le Bowmore ne me convainc pas plus que cela.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6147) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is wood, earth, roasty, vanilla, toasted coconut and toffee. The taste is roasted malt, earth, oily, toast, caramel, creaminess, whisky, light peat and milky coffee. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A solid beer for sure, but one of least favourite of the series. I can’t say Bowmore does much more me either...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Countbeer. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, whiskey. Coffee bitter taste with roasted malt, caramel, whiskey, peat, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Extremely tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2013
Black, some dark brown foam. Oily and syrupy beer, low carbonation. Full body, very well balanced. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, oak and dark fruit. Very good!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hansvf (138) - - AUG 10, 2013
Hele lekkere geur. Zwart, met koffiekleurig schuim. Smaak en structuur heel speciaal. Geen gewoon biertje dus maar heel lekker!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sureshpa (277) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
Aroma: Sweet dark coffee, hint of booze, malt, dark chocolate bitternes Appearance: Dark brown, no see through, beige head, thick frothy foam, full lace Taste: Espresso like bitterness, chocolate, bit sweet, hint of booze, dried dark fruits, very nice,...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1984) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
Nice barrel aged IRS. Has the typical strong roasted coffee taste and the whiskey notes. Not as mindblowing and complex as the first series of white labels though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/07/2011: Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (matured in oak for two months)... Aroma: Sugary vanilla, white chocolate, Appearance: Near black color with a definite purple hue; brown-colored crown; totally opaque. Flavor: heavily caramelized malt with a balanced amount of dark chocolate; green, leafy hops and associated moderate bitterness cuts through the malty sweetness; understated roasted coffee beans; lots of warming alcohol; dry and a touch chalky; a good dry, herbal bitterness sticks in the throat; caramelized licorice and tobacco flavors in the aftertaste. Palate: Medium to medium-full; average carbonation (maybe too much for the style for my liking), foamy in the mouth; fairly smooth; gets better as it breathes. Overall: Definitely a more traditional Russian Imperial Stout; really nice representation of the old world style; I like it!

10.14 fl. oz. bottle (11% alc./vol.; Tenminste houdbaar tot einde 12; Lot B). Rating #86 for this beer.


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