Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 Bottle @ BBF’11:
Nice vast medium to slightly bigger creme brown head on top of a black beer.
Smell wood, whiskey, coffee and sulphur.
Taste is a soft smooth mix of roasted malts, bitter, coffee, dark chocolate, whiskey, spices, pepper.
Coffee bitter herby hoppy aftertaste.
Low carbo, full body, soft smooth spicy mouthfeel and a creamy sticky texture.
LoFi (1443) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tan ring.
Aroma: peaty, whisky, more alcohol than the regular Imperial Russian.
Taste: whisky, peaty, chocolate, licorice, coffee bitterness in the finish.
Doesn’t pack the kind of punch I had expected, no real tar or smoke, but quite peaty.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Bishop’ Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Very black beige head. The whisky aroma is more fruity, than smoky even if some peat seaps through. Sweet, full body, rounded mouthfeel. Sugar and coffee. Some peat and licorice. Marked alcohol in a finish with rather low bitterness. A sweet, heavy BA imperial stout.
ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Little to no carobonation leading to an absence of aroma, whiskey or otherwise. An amazing taste, chocolately and roasted with a subtle whiskey finish.
evabeer (21) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zwart bier, beige schuimkraag. Rokerige whisky, vanille, hout, donkere chocolade. De whisky had wat uitgesprokener gemogen. Vrij alcoholisch van smaak, donkere mout, chocolade. Rokerige nasmaak. Best lekker :)
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 First rating
Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg, during the Porter Week on October 16, 2011
Black color, small brown head, Sweet and alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterenss. Warming alcohol.
33 cl bottle at City Pub, Göteborg, on January 14, 2012
BB Sep 13
As "Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout White Label (Laphroig Barrel Aged)"
Black color, brown head. Sweet, salty, smoke scent. Fruity, sweet, roasted taste. Alcohol, sweet, roasted, whisky aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness.
Bottled 33 cl at Bishops Arms Järntorget, on Christmas Eve 2012.
Very dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent, also peat. Peat, smoke, dry, oak, ash taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Nisse666 (3555) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle at porterveckan at BAJT 2011-10-16 Göteborg
AR: peaty, coffey, dusty, sausage
AR: pitch black no head
F: peaty, coffey, dusty, good but not that good - had a Black Rooster barrel aged Islay that totaly killed this one
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tanned head. Aroma of coffee and nuts. The Laphroaigh comes later in the aroma, revealed by it’s peat. Flavour has dark chocolate bitterness and some alcoholic whisky flavours. Really nice how the Laphroaigh gave it’s notes to this beer. 11% ABV was noteable but not disturbing. Did gave me a headache next day.
DutchDrebus (3109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, opague colour with a light brown head. Smells a bit flat, wine and wood. Tastes a bit sour, coffee and roasty. Warming mouthfeel, thin, low carbo, full body.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, coffee colour head. Aroma smoky, liquorice, coffee, some sea aroma’s. Very dry and quite bitter taste, smoke, roasted malts, liquorice, slight vanilla, Islay whisky. Somewhat warming alcohol tones. Finish dry, smoky with a nice hoppy and burned malts bitterness. Nice one!
(Bottle @ Borefts ’11)