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Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Caol Ila BA)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Caol Ila Single malt barrel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (3170) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Poured a pitch black colour with a Nice beige head on top. Nose of sticky dark roasted malts, sweet chocolate, salt, oak, iodine, and Gentle peat notes. Also just a slight little fruit note of pears, char, and campfire smoke. Pretty Nice peated stout. And pretty balanced with the base beer. Not such a huge peat bomb as the ardbeg and port Charlotte. Nice one again from emelisse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7640) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
(Bottle) Black colour with lasting, dense, beige head. Malty, roasted, peaty nose with notes of strong black coffee, cacao, Islay whisky, peat smoke, tar and oak wood. Malty, roasted, peaty taste with black coffee, cacao, dark chocolate, liquorice, tar, peat smoke, oak wood and a vinous finish with a certain sweetness and a generous roasty bitterness. Full body, thick and almost oily mouthfeel. A certain sweetness. Excellent imperial stout with lots of Caol Ila character. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s I think. Pours black, peaty smoky nose. Harsh smoky taste, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7598) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2014
14/IV/14 - 33cl bottle from... ? @ home - BB: VI/15 (2014-367)

Dark brown to black beer, small irregular beige head, little stable, adhesive. Aroma: very peated, bit sweet, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, mocha, bit fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, lots of caramel, mocha, then all the peat flavours come out, smoky. Aftertaste: lots of alcohol, milk chocolate, peat, bitter hops, caramel, mocha, some coffee, smoky, ashes, more alcohol burning the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (14074) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (6751) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is strong boozy alcohol liqourice, dark chocolate and a little band aid. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich smooth alcoholic liqourice bitter palate and long smooth bitter finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a silky smooth oily mouthfeel. The whisky dominates but in a good way. Everything is nicely balanced for a BA impy stout. A heart warming beer and a winner from Emelisse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11674) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee, prunes, peat smoke notes, oak, and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, dark fruits, peat smoke notes, whiskey, oak, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 12, 2014
Cioccolato e torbatura ereditata dall’invecchiamento si sposano che è una meraviglia, davvero una meraviglia. Corpo denso e impenetrabile, aroma pungente e con note tostate, già al naso pervengono gli effluvi dionisiaci del Caol Ila, che è un po’ come il nonno premuroso delle birre barricate. Le etichette bianche sono davvero di gran classe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle enjoyed at home. Pours a ruby-shaded dark brown to black body. Fully diminishing light brown bubble head. Bold peaty nose. Balanced by a gentle malt-sweetness, rounded roastiness and some fine floral and fruity tones. Big body. Smooth and juicy in the mouth. Taste is as peaty as it get. Yet not overdone, nicely balanced by a sweet, chocolatey malt base. Balancing bitterness, some fine fruit and oak notes. Not fully balanced, but I don’t care. Utterly complex with good drinkability. Very well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2569) - NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
Black, no head. Aroma of Rauchbier and Whisky. Similar taste, conbined with bitterness. Long aftertaste of Whisky, bitterness, dark coffee and alcohol. But why not buy a proper Scotch instead?

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