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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A dark full bodied Imp Russian stout. 11% Alc and 75 EBU.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
10.14 oz bottle into my Narke tulip...A dark black pour but only a little carbonation. A light tan head rises only about a finger fading quickly with only a little lacing...Aroma is pretty malty, sweet chocolate. Its ok, but pretty boring one note...The taste thankfully adds a little bit more than the aroma, some roasty bitter coffee comes through but so does a touch of alcohol. Still malty on the front. The taste is a decent stout but the grain alcohol on the finish knocks this down a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown nearly black with a creamy thick tan head. Aroma is a nice balance of sharp roasty biting malts and cocoa, a nice bit of hoppiness coming out with the light coffee and burnt toast. Flavor is quite aggressive, lots of that bitter cocoa and some burnt toast and a bit of sharp dark fruits with the earthy hops. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Definitely a different imp stout, but nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
bottle from Ýlbutikken. black smooth brown head. hoppy herbal and lots of roasted stuff aroma, aroma hints of a full bodied heavy thing, with loads of hops to balance. flavor is as aroma advertised, also quite some licorice, and the hops are perhaps a little less pronounced than in the aroma. flavor is licorice, roasted malts, dry hoppy balance, the brew have lots of taste and lots of palate and body, alc. never reveals itself. Quite tasty. reminds me of mikkeller black hole, which is not a bad thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2011
11.16 ounce (330 ml) bottle, best before 12/2012. My buddy Denis picked up this goodie for me, so thanks! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some piney hops. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but with the addition of some licorice, dark fruit and burnt/charred malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit slick and creamy with decent carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís smooth and easy to drink, and the 11% ABV isnít very noticable at all. I think itís a good brew, not sure if itís worth $4.99 a bottle or not but I thought it was a solid overall brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Glossy black pour, with a toasted-marshmallow-like head. Pretty. Lots of bitter chocolate, and a really nice roasty note that stops short of the "burnt to hell" roasty that a lot of brews have. This has a great warmth of flavor that I really enjoy, and while itís definitely a high-ABV brew, it doesnít seem too boozy. Big and thick - it coats your mouth, and while the flavor doesnít have quite the punch that some American RISs have, itís a really nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of roasted malts and coffee with an extremely bitter backing note of very dark chocolate. Flavor is similar roasted malts and coffee in the beginning but they are overtaken by an intense dark chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3453) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Prune, licorice, and raisin nose, a little shitty with grassy hop accents. Black with a medium tan head, some lacing. Licorice and raisin, lovely proportions. Kahlua finish with a piney hints. Alcohol is pretty noticeable. Pretty freaking awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle from Holiday Wine with a purple label. Black pour with a khaki head of foam. Smells and tastes of apple seeds, cream, oak, cocoa, and a touch of running alcohol. A bit ununified to me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5376) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2011
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a patchy beige head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, coffee and some chocolate. Flavour of pleasant roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, raw hops and also some dried fruits. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel. Very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
has everything of a proper RIS and more. deep aroma of roasted malt, alcohol in a good way. balanced flavors. very thick, loveloy, creamy body. like to try the barrel aged one.


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