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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is wood, earth, roasty, vanilla, toasted coconut and toffee. The taste is roasted malt, earth, oily, toast, caramel, creaminess, whisky, light peat and milky coffee. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A solid beer for sure, but one of least favourite of the series. I can’t say Bowmore does much more me either...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5110) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Countbeer. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, whiskey. Coffee bitter taste with roasted malt, caramel, whiskey, peat, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Extremely tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2013
Black, some dark brown foam. Oily and syrupy beer, low carbonation. Full body, very well balanced. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, oak and dark fruit. Very good!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hansvf (181) - - AUG 10, 2013
Hele lekkere geur. Zwart, met koffiekleurig schuim. Smaak en structuur heel speciaal. Geen gewoon biertje dus maar heel lekker!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sureshpa (295) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
Aroma: Sweet dark coffee, hint of booze, malt, dark chocolate bitternes Appearance: Dark brown, no see through, beige head, thick frothy foam, full lace Taste: Espresso like bitterness, chocolate, bit sweet, hint of booze, dried dark fruits, very nice,...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2398) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
Nice barrel aged IRS. Has the typical strong roasted coffee taste and the whiskey notes. Not as mindblowing and complex as the first series of white labels though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/07/2011: Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (matured in oak for two months)... Aroma: Sugary vanilla, white chocolate, Appearance: Near black color with a definite purple hue; brown-colored crown; totally opaque. Flavor: heavily caramelized malt with a balanced amount of dark chocolate; green, leafy hops and associated moderate bitterness cuts through the malty sweetness; understated roasted coffee beans; lots of warming alcohol; dry and a touch chalky; a good dry, herbal bitterness sticks in the throat; caramelized licorice and tobacco flavors in the aftertaste. Palate: Medium to medium-full; average carbonation (maybe too much for the style for my liking), foamy in the mouth; fairly smooth; gets better as it breathes. Overall: Definitely a more traditional Russian Imperial Stout; really nice representation of the old world style; I like it!

10.14 fl. oz. bottle (11% alc./vol.; Tenminste houdbaar tot einde 12; Lot B). Rating #86 for this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3356) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
Small beige head dark pour mild carbonation aromas whiskey vanilla liquorice coffee dried fruit smokeyness cocoa dark chocolate the flavours mocha like coffee smokey note smooth whiskey very nice influence rich roasted note of chocolate liquorice dried fruit an oily touch vanilla medium bitter nice sweetness to match the finish tasty imperial best flavours roast malts dry and rich tasty sweet bitter finish that lingers really smooth flavoursome stout

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dutchtuga (144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2013
Overwhelming. On it’s own a fantastic stout but the aging in Bowmore barrels makes this an extra treat. Real creamy, coffee and chocolate like taste, with that sharp edge of the whisky. Fantastic!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9815) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2013
courtesy of fiulijn - black beer with no head left; pretty toasted with fair Speyside-like whisky notes, black chocolate; full-bodied, quite thick and very tasty; very bitter, notes of ashes, whisky and caramel with a fair hop presence


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