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

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


Temptation's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Temptation (233) - - JAN 17, 2013
Black as a crow wing, brown head, foamy and creamy, good. Perfect and dense lace. Yeasts aroma, almost like yogurt or cream. Lactic touch in mouth, together with black coffee and burnt malts, maybe a little bit of honey. Excellent.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (860) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle 30cl. Opaque pitch black, small frothy tan head, disappears quickly, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, peat, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, bit smoke; taste heavy sweet and bitter, salty notes, licorice, bit smoky; full bodied, average carbonation, oily to sticky texture; aftertaste roasted bitter, sweet bits, spicy notes; a very intense and rich beer, great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from the source. Jet black color, thick creamy brown pillowy head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of malted milk balls dipped in espresso. Taste is brunt espresso, licorice candy, cocoa powder. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (74) - POLAND - DEC 17, 2014
W szkle tworzy się ładna, brązowa, drobno pęcherzykowa piana. Barwa czarna z brązowymi refleksami. Aromat to przede wszystkim kakao, gorzka czekolada, toffi i pumpernikiel. Są też nuty likierowe, śliwkowe, czereśniowe. W smaku lekka czekoladowa słodycz, spora paloność, trufle, wanilia i likier wiśniowy kontrowane sporą goryczą, o ziołowo-apteczno-alkoholowym profilu. Gorycz naprawde jest konkretna,dość długo się utrzymuje na języku, potęgowana przez alkohol (na etykiecie niby jest 70, ale na stronie browaru 96 IBU i to faktycznie czuć). Na szczęście aksamitny, oleisty, gęsty charakter piwa i niskie wysycenie delikatnie to neutralizują. Może trochę za gorzkie i za słabo ukryty alkohol, mogłoby być też słodsze...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Very nice. Lots of coffee in this. Some dark chocolate and some sharp roast. Bitter finish. Light syrupy and oily texture. Pours black without much head or lacing. Good stuff. Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ferit (145) - Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Zwart als de nacht. Creme schuim die toch redelijk snel weg is. Geur niet te sterk maar je ruikt wel die koffie en iets noterigs. Heerlijk stroperig. Ik vind het heel moeilijk om te zeggen wat ik proef maar ik vind het lekker. Begint vol in de mond en word dan wat dunner om vervolgens ook bittere te worden. Hierdoor heb je altijd een fris einde en voel je de eerste slok weer als nieuw.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2014
Pours black with a small head. Aroma: roasted malt, lactose, caramel, a slight touch of licqour. Taste: dark malts, espresso without sugar, hoppy bitterness at the finish, mixed with a touch of sweetness. Medium thick beer. 11% ABV well hidden. Too easy drinkable for me as a Russian Imperial Stout. A pretty good beer, but the Russian Imperial Stout style has more to offer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Draught at GBBF 2012. Poured black, with a very small amount of tan head. Aroma of rich coffee, port, leather, roast malt and vanilla. Super smooth, rich mouthfeel. Complex flavours, of dark berries, black cherries, molasses, dark rum and slight smoke. Finish was warming booze, ash, burnt malt, espresso and some bitter hop.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalfaro86 (305) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 1, 2014
Pours a black brew with a huge brown head with regular retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, vanilla and caramel, robust bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a bitter finish and a medium aftertaste, good

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Distance_Runner (69) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from the De Hopduvel, Gent, Belgium. Imperial Russian Stout is my current favorite type of beer. Pours black with a brown head. This beer is not aged in barrels but one of the thing that I really liked is, it doesn’t leave a heavy coffee taste/flavour in your mouth. Really loved it! Very successful!


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