Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Black with a tiny beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, liquorice, wood, tar, peated smoke, whisky and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Rich and oily. 100213
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of honey, roast, coffee with milk, some smoke, flavor of smoke, cigarette, peat, wood, chocolate, cherry, sweet, full bodied, nice
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by potbeercollege. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy peat malt with earthy and herbal hops prune and raisin esters. Flavor is malt dominant with peat smoke malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body with medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head. Aroma is peatty scotch, roast and caramel malts, oak, dates, and raisins. Flavor is peatty scotch, roast malt, dark fruit esters, and earthy hops; dry, peatty finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
stimulo69 (69) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, chocolate, alcohol, licorice, woody, smoke, black, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
Nice barrel aged irs, with a little laphroigh influense. Expected more whisky dominace in the taste, but still very nice.
kerenmk (1585) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles. Pours black. faint smoke, raisins, prune juice aroma. Tastes sweet, mustard and dry. Smooth texture, full body, smoky aftertaste.
DSG (4714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. As Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout Laproaig BA. Black. Aroma of roastiness, coffee and alcohol. Flavor of smoked whiskey, burnt malt and a bit of coffee. Medium to full-bodied. Good stuff.
KingCecil (1912) - DENMARK - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home... It pours pitch black with a small tan head....The aroma is Smoke, whiskey, licorice and dark chocolate....The flavor is whiskey notes, smokey, wet wood, chocolate and some dark fruits.....warming palate.....
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer under a long lasting dark beige foam; aroma of peated whisky, tar and black cherries; notes of vanilla; thick and full-bodied; hugely bitter, some residual sugars; long hoppy and peated whisky-like finish with more notes of tar and licorice; some warming alcohol notes too
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A roasted, very oaky and very harsh stout. Meh
How: Bottle 330ml at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg Sweden
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose has a lot of oak, some nail polish remover and some roast. Intense and somewhat unsettling aroma. Taste is harsh roasted malts, grainy sensation, aggressive oak presence, metallic flavor, a shot of whisky, burnt pastry, chocolate cake icing. Boozy and astringent finish. Harsh from beginning to finish. I needed over 30 minutes to work through a little 330ml bottle. Maybe not as bad as my description makes it to be, but this is not very drinkable. And a bit expensive too. Not sure why I bought this beer, not the first time I am disappointed by Emelisse. I may never learn from my mistakes and unfortunately lawyers will continue to earn from them.