Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (421) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUL 14, 2014
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons (2012 vintage, I think). Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with a small, creamy and moderately persistent light beige head. Quite complex nose, slightly boozy, tons of tofee/burnt caramel and chocolate notes, some light bourbon, light vanilla and generic christmas types of spices. Slightly woody and meaty as well. Surprisingly easy to drink, quite mellow and not as extreme as feared. Overall very balanced, but perhaps more bitter than sweet. As the nose, chocolate, a hint of coffee, and roasted malts in the taste. Ashy and warming aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, oily texture. A "safe", well done and enjoyable RIS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcelofolly (1) - BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
Excelente relação custo X benefício. 11 ABC que não é para iniciantes. Forte chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (525) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2014
Black with a lovely tan head. Aroma is a bold dark malt character. Taste is syrupy, sweetness, then astringent bitterness. Nice Ris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (517) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Noire. Opaque. Léger collet beige. Riche. Très sucré. Légèrement fumé. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Guimauve. Chocolaté. Anis. Caramel. Vanillé. Nougat. Levuré. Très bien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3382) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle: Black color, brownish head. Aroma is cacao, roasted malt, dried fruits, rum plums. Flavor is full bodied, cacao powder, sweet, plum, rum, chocolate, cacao beans. Roasty, light bitter (cacao, dark chocolate) finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (291) - - JUN 17, 2014
Drank 16/62014 while reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Liked the beer. Smell is not that great, but really good taste. Rich, typical stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (704) - FINLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin sysimustana noin sormen paksuisella pysyvällä vaahdolla. Intensiivisestä tuoksusta löytyy paahdetta, lakritsia, kahvisuutta ja makeampaa soijakastikemaisuutta, lakritsin ollessa vahvin, muttei mitenkään järin dominoiva. Maku jatkaa intensiivistä linjaa, lakritsin ollessa jälleen vahvin. Soijamaisuutta on nyt reilummin ja kahvi sekä paahde on taustalla. Lievää yrttiliköörimäistä otettakin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on hyvin tuhti ja hieman hyökkäävä, sekä alkoholin että humalan vaikutuksesta. Hyvä IS, tuhti ja sopivan monipuolinen, jossa mennään lekritsisuus edellä. Hieman turhan hyökkäävä, muuten loistavaa siemailtavaa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shark_Pants (178) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
Beautiful pitch black with a nice beige foam that lasts throughout. Usual IRS aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, some vanilla and molasses. The taste is very similar to the smell and is really well balanced between bitterness and sweetness. Hides the 11% ABV fairly well. Lovely oiliness and viscosity to the mouthfeel that gives it a fantastic richness. Wonderful beer and one of my current favourites in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (1777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts, vanilla, creamed coffee, and light alcohol. Rich flavors of all of the above. Silky smooth with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pdoorr (63) - - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is grainy and coffee. Taste is superb, coffe and chocolate, sweetness and bitterness are perfectly balanced. Full body, medium carbonation. Amazing drinkability for this kind of beer.

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