OleR (4804) - 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 (10859) - 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 (9133) - 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.
Beer5000 (5900) - 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 (9274) - 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 (7689) - 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.
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 12/2015
Aroma has lots of licorice, some salt and peat. Flavour is rather salty with some peat, licorice and hints of coffee. Also some woody notes. Dry finish. Good, the whiskey is not too stinging here.
jesperhammer (4175) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16-JUN-2012, draft @Un Mare di Birra.
Black with lasting tan and lacing head.
Very smokey nose with tar and burned malt. Shipwreck smell:-)
Really tared, butned and extremely smoked.
A vanilla-bourbon-oak-thing under the smoke.
Creamy with long smoked finish.
MaartenRF10 (1864) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, creamy brown head. Best BA by Emelisse I’ve tasted so far. All aspects of the taste are very well balanced and moderate, mild roasted malts, some coffe and chocolate (both not bitter). Smooth body, soft carbo.
GothGargoyle (2350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with no head. Aroma is licorice, oak, whiskey. Full bodied, slightly slick on the palate, no noticeable carbonation, slightly boozy finish. Taste is whiskey, licorice, chocolate, dates. Nice but a little boozy, should improve with age.