tiong (2915) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet.be
Pours pitch black with virtually no head at all. Aroma of sweet vanilla whisky notes, wood, oak, roasted malts and sweet sugary notes. Taste is smooth and oily with some sweet vanilla oaky notes and hints of whiskey. Finish is smooth and silky, no carbonation and only light roastiness. Alcohol and whisky warms in the finish. Smooth barrel-aged IS.
LoFi (1516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to MrHangover!
Black with a porous light brown head.
Quite light aroma with fruity whisky, some alcohol.
Taste: whisky, red berries like rowan berries, chocolate, light licorice, sourish like hard lemon candies, dry finish.
Unbalanced, but quite nice. It might do well with some aging.
erickok (3027) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark black body and creamy tan head. Rich matly aroma, milk chocolate, bourbon, sticky fruit and some alcohol. Rich taste, but the barrel aging makes it a bit thin. Bit milky mouthfeel. Sweaty overall feel. Alcoholic aftertaste. A very good base beer but the barrel aging doesn’t improve it for me. (33cl bottle)
TrefwoordPunk (732) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black without a head and with an aroma of sweet and roasted malts, chocolate and ripe cherries. The taste is full-bodied and dominated by roasted malts with hints of whiskey, espresso, toffee, overripe fruits and ice-cream. Very nice!
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 L bottle. Pours a ruby-edged near black body. A few beige fish-eyes on top only. Sweet alcohol-soaked dark dried fruits to the nose. Some rounded barrel notes too, and a whiff of licorice and whisky liqueur. Almost no carbonation. More than medium full. Chewy texture. Sweet-flavored with well roasted and rounded dark malts. Lots of whisky flavor, light barrel notes, and a good deal of dark dried fruits. Notes of licorice and coffee/chocolate. ’’Easy drinking’’ for such a big beer. Nice all over!
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, dark brown head. Aroma is loaded with epresso, chocolate, peat, burned sugar. Flavor has some nice peat integrated with chocolate, coffee, dark toasted bread. Nice stuff!
marcus (5848) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a tiny light brown head and a plum and alcohol aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes chocolate, coffee, plum and anise with a warming alcohol trail.
Beer4000 (4255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A black body with a small beige head. Nice and strong aroma of dark malt, whisky, coffee and some peat. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark malt, whisky, coffee, dry fruit and warming alcohol. The whisky is clearly represented but not overwhelming. Full body and long aftertaste. Nice one.
olio (5119) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. BBE 12/2015.
Pours dark red, almost black color with small head. Aroma of liquorice, salmiac, dark malts, ripe fruits and caramel. Flavour of chocolate, dark malts, dark ripe fruits, some mocha and some salty liquorice. Malty and a bit bitter dry palate with a sweetish dry chocolaty finish.
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. BBE 06/2015.
Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, salty licorice and cream. Flavour of roasted malts, strong salty licorice, caramel, wood and minerals. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, dry, salty, roasty finish. Not much flavours from the barrel. Strong saltiness is still present as on the original Emelisse IRS.