Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a medium beige head. Smells of alcohol and prunes. Sweet with aromas of liquiris, dried dark fruits, toased malts, and dark chocolate. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with aromas of English liquirish and dried fruits. Nicely balanced.
Skinnyviking (7767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. High creamy light brown lasting head. Pitch blacdk body. Powerful and lovely coffee liquorice aroma mild and dusty. Mild smooth coffee liquorice roasted malt flavor with a nice bitterness. Low carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at RNH. Pitch black pour with a thin head. The nose is lightly earthy with a bit of heavily roasted malt. Rich with a lot of black pepper toward the finish. The beer is chewy and rich but it’s not cloying or over the top. A little bit of rich leathery character. Dry cocoaish character toward the finish along with an assertive roastiness. Earthy hop bitterness toward the finish. Intense but tasty.
Defreni (2841) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Kulsort motorolie flyder udaf flasken. Flot mokkabrunt skumhoved og en dejlig brændt duft gør at her ved du at der er kvalitet. Smagen er meget typisk amerikansk imperial stout, men den holder sig også indenfor sikkerhedens grænser. Med 11% er dette ikke så svært så helt oppe at ringe er man ikke over øllen, men den er da bestemt et besøg værd.
mikkopen (934) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Black beer with a thin bron head. Sweet, roasted malty aroma with coffee, chocolate and a whiff of dark fruit. Roasted flavour of coffee, liquorice, chocolate, dark fruit and a little alcohol warmth. Very pleasant.
RexTalionis (3015) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Poured black colour with beige head. Aroma is a blend of sweetness, licorice and roasted coffee. Flavour is roasted coffee with some slight bitterness. Also salty licorice taste. Thick and oily mouthfeel.
tiong (4726) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia
Pours black with massive and foamy tan head. Great aroma, roasty and has hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is a bit too sweet for my taste, but has a very nice roasted palate. Great, but a bit unbalanced imperial stout.
dutchbeerpages (1840) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well balanced beer, slightly on the bitter side. Starting to get convinced that Emelisse is one of the 5 best breweries in the country.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz btl. Pours inky with a foamy brown head. Nose of rich chocolate malt, light licorice and raisin, a hint of alcohol. Great full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Smooth rich chocolate and marshmellow. Sweet nd rich but not agressively so or stomach churning. A little hop spice towards the end to balance out the smooth malt. Finish is a touch bittersweet and booze, but 11% masked well. Delicious, would love to ry h bowmore aged.