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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (12060) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, licorice, coffee. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, hop, licorice, cocoa, coffee. full body. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry roasted malt with light black chocolate notes. Taste is also a well balanced mix between some black chocolate with dry roasted malt notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Another one of this brewery beer which I find to be brewed exactly per style guideline with no flaws though lacking a little bit of soul or something to distinguish itself.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2357) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2012
moderate thick body with dank hop fishy flavor. some fruit punch in the aroma and flavor with rye seed and a long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3231) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured February 28 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, molasses, dark coffee, dark chocolate, light burnt malt; mouth: roasted malt, molasses, black coffee, dark chocolate, burnt malt, slightly lactic, ink, finale in roasted malt with presence of burnt malt and hops, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 28 février 2012; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mouse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : malt rôti, mélasse, café noir, chocolat noir, léger malt brûlé; bouche : malt rôti, mélasse, café noir, chocolat noir, léger malt brûlé, très légèrement lactique, encre, âcreté plaisante, finale en malt rôti avec présence de malt brûlé et de houblon, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (3384) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle at Amundsen. Pours black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and dried fruits. Quite sweet and fruity with a light bitterness. Some taste of alcohol, but not disturbing. Slightly dry finish, but all in all a litte too sweet for my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - FEB 23, 2012
[ASPETTO] nera, impenetrabile [SCHIUMA] color nocciola, fine, media presenza, buona persistenza e ottimo lacing [OLFATTO] buona intensità: malti torrefatti, con sentori di caffè , cioccolato amaro, liquirizia; note alcoliche liquorose [GUSTO] intensa, malti consistenti, con note dolci che sostengono bene il peso inesorabile di amaricanti torrefatti decisi, che forniscono sapori di caffè, cioccolato fondente con una punta astringente, vaniglia e un colpo di coda di liquirizia. Sul finale entrano prepotenti anche le note alcoliche, che infondono note balsamiche e liquorose. retrogusto duraturo, con un ruvido amaro che rimane a lungo nella gola. [TEXTURE] corpo medio alto, densa e consistente al palato, bassa carbonazione ; percezione alcolica evidente [COMMENTO FINALE] buona, consistente ed impattante come ci si aspetta da una (russian) imperial stout. I gradi ci sono tutti, non si nascondono e lasciano un finale caldo, speziato, liquoroso. Complice un corpo oleoso e una varietà di sfumature che comunque girano attorno ad un contrasto dolce - amaro ben gestito. un bel pezzo di cioccolato, una camino acceso mentre fuori nevica, un coppa di emelisse e si va dritti nel mondo dei sogni: piccoli piaceri della vita. prima scoperta della marca.. a seguire altre della medesima.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1719) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2012
Pours black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and licorice. Flavour of licorice, roasted malts and a bit of tobacco. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5679) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle from bierzwerg.de web shop. Black color with no head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste, licorice, prunes, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Strong alcoholic bitter finish. Nice, I think, I’d grab some for aging.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onkelgobber (153) - Edinburgh, - FEB 12, 2012
33cl bottle at Appelation Wines, thanks Ash. Pours dark brown/black and opaque. The nose has an earthy feel, but some slight hops as well. The taste has malt, burnt chocolate and alcohol. Big palate, but the alcohol is too dominant. Overall a bit too alcohol focused.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
330ml bottle, deep black color, with a bubbly small tan head, with a light earthy greenish, vegetal, roasted, toasted, black, chocolate malt cereal nose, with some black grounded coffee bean, burnt toast, burnt bran muffin accents, and some alcohol chocolate cup, burnt wodden log notes in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth sweet earthy grainy toasted, roasted, black, chocolate malt, chocolate cake, grounded coffee bean, molasses character, with some burnt toast, a faint burnt tobacco leaf, grassy flowery hop flavors, with a burnt fruitcake, burnt bran muffin, dark bitter chocolate baking bar, cocoa powder, licorice backbone, leading towards a warming, chocolate liquor, burnt fruitcake, molasses, licorice, dark bitter chocolate, grainy roasted malt bitterness finish.


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