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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 546   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tonycaviar (76) - - JAN 17, 2012
Talán mondanom sem kell, hogy fekete mint a veszedelem, a barna hab szinte világít a tetején. Az illata meglepően gonosz, intenzíven gyümölcsös, agresszív szétfermentált feketekávé illat. Az íze durva, és valahogy nem is lehet az egészet érezni, mert nehezen nyílik meg, szinte szét kell feszíteni. Iszonyú brutális, mintha óriási erővel préselték volna össze ilyen kis helyre ezt a hatalmas ízt,egy egész tartály aranyászokot bekeserítene, és a színe sem volna a régi. (milyen gasztro-terror akció volna már 1200 forintos sűrű imperial stoutokkal elrontani egész tartály olcsósört?) Azért lassan kinyílik, és a konyakmeggytől a fekete csokin át a legsúlyosabb vörösborokig mindenféle megjelenik az ízében. Az az igazság, hogy ezt még télen sem könnyű meginni, a három deci felét el lehet rakni másnapra. Keresem fejben az alkalmat, hogy mihez passzolna egy ilyen sör, de egyszerűen nem találom, lehet hogy az én életmódom szegényes. Egy kicsit a beer geek breakfestre emlékeztet, és az is biztos, hogy ettől nem bealszol, hanem felpörget, úgyhogy az este nem az ideális fogyasztási időpont, inkább mondjuk ebéd után egy fél pohárral.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2431) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
The beer is a deep dark brown with a thin, oily beige collar. Aromas of dark fruit, particularly plums, chocolates, raisin, chocolates with raisins all up in them, raisins dipped in chocolate. Chocolate flavor, a hint of vanilla. Rich, roasted malt with a touch of espresso. Double digit abv well masked. A nice sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUL 30, 2014
300 ml bottle purchased at State Line. Pours a very dark brown/near black with light passing as a dark crimson hue. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, cacao, light cinnamon and a slight boozy note. Flavor is same with molasses, anise and slight alcohol tang. Full bodied, mild carbonation, sweet dark toffee finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2377) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, 12C. Black with an inch of light tan head that fades but is never less than a coat. Aroma of blackstrap licorice, mocha, bread, anise, some dark berries. Just a little painty hint of alcohol. Very silky texture, just noticeable carbonation. Sweet with molasses, licorice, more dark berries than suggested by a sniff. More chocolate than coffee. Bitterness struggles a bit through the sweetness, then creeps up. A bit salty at the end. Not particularly complicated, but lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (527) - SPAIN - JUL 24, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate. Muy buena Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (93) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle with Kate and Adriaan. Pours oily black with little head to speak of. The aroma is dense chocolatey, roast malt, soy sauce. The flavour is sweet, chocolate, liquorice, roast malt, a light acidity from burnt malts. The alcohol is evident and warming. Enjoyed immensely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (556) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2014
Couleur noire, bon col cremeux beige. Nez malté chocolaté, note café frais et alcool. Gout malté, chocolat noir bien huileux et doux, note chocolat amer, réglisse, houblon, longue fin de bouche grillée. Super

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1008) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Looks good. Nose mostly soy sauce, some raisin and prune, then alcohol. Some biscuit. Taste, again with the soy sauce. Followed by light roast and have to search hard, maybe a little coffee. Missing a lot of the big imperial stout flavors of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and roast that I like. Tastes better than it smells, but not that much. Perhaps a bad bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrywesterman (1) - - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
Chocolate Soy sauce in a bottle :-) Tastes briljant, loads of alcohol but you only notice after you swallow. The sour aftertaste is not to my liking.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1568) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma raisins, sherry, complex maltiness, caramel, chocolate. Clear very dark colour. Taste is fruity, dried fruits. Restrained dark malts. Somewhat alcoholic, but mostly in the finish, in the back of the throat. The warm alcohol then lingers quite long.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (349) - 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.


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