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


on tap

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RATINGS: 555   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.

angelkostvo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (582) - - FEB 1, 2013
Black color with no head at all. Aroma of liquerece, chocolate, strawberies may be, interesting. Taste is sweet and a bit bitter like coffee, nicely balanced. Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation. My girlfriend likes it and I like it as well. If you like sweet stouts this one is pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HammerTroll (440) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2014
Completely dark, medium tan head. Chocolate aroma, some coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate liquor. Medium to full body, a bit oily feel, soft carbonation. Alcohol is just a bit noticeable. Just excellent!
(Dobro Pivo Pri čurku 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martijnniehof (13) - ISLE OF MAN - AUG 25, 2014
Guinness on steroids. Kleur als Zwarte Piet in zijn beste dagen. Smaak explosie van pepernoten en borstplaat, met lekker vettige schuimkraag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
veceo (464) - CROATIA - AUG 24, 2014
Very dark brown color, almost completely black, average sized brown head. Full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Very thick and creamy texture. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (363) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Looks.. Black, small tan head. Smells.. Heavy roasted malts, choc & coffee. Tastes..med sweet roasted altos, coffee, choc, slight salty liquorish and a little alcohol warmth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1254) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
The basic Emelisse imperial, with a slowly building but eventually rocky, beige head and ink black colour. Strong aroma of coffee, bayleaf, iron, nutmeg, peat, bitter chocolate, straw, ginger. Rounded taste of dried fruits, iron-like undertone, ashes, coffee powder, strong roasted bitterness, bit sticky finish, quite strong carbonation for the style, in the end some warming, even a bit astringent alcohol as well, not too well hidden. Meritorious attempt at an ambitious genre but not quite there yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (561) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle at home, Black beer with a small head, aroma is roasted coffee and dark chocolate, taste is the same with dry bitter aftertaste, very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mainuh_man (96) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours black with a thick brown head that lingers. Complex malt aromas. Chocolate, cinammon, overripe fruit, alcohol, Lots of coffee flavor up front with medium sweetness. Quickly transitioning to a long, drawn out roasted malt bitterness, leaving alcohol in the throat and chest. Full body with a creamy mouthfeel and minimal carbonation. Overall, some pretty unique aromas and a nice mouthfeel. Flavor profile goes a bit too quickly to the roasted malt bitterness, but still, quite an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3015) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Bierkoning. Opaque black pour with tenacious light brown foam. Aroma is rich, intense malty licorice notes, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke. Taste is intense, but keeps a nice equilibrium between sweet malty notes, umami smokiness and herbal licrorice notes, with a long bitter roasty finish. Palate is full bodied with light medium-carbonation. Imperial stout right where it should be, a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2260) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours with a thin, quickly disappearing tan head. It has molasses, dark chocolate and liquorice flavours, an oily mouthfeel with notes of burnt toast, roast coffee, black cherries and leather on the finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2496) - 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.

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