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

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
Une bouteille de 33 cl. Meilleure avant 2014. Une belle robe brune foncée et une mousse impératrice. Une dentelle qui s’éparpille sur ma tulipe. Au nez, je sens des fruits ténébreux, de la vanille salée, des pointes chocolatées et d’agréables notes rôties. De façon honnête, je ne reconnais pas très bien le jeu du Sorachi. Sur les papilles, des saveurs de malts rôtis, de raisins et de sucres noircis qui sont bien imbibées par un alcool floral et poivré. En bouche, un corps bien crémeux qui s’étend avec une belle véhémence. Un mouvement des bulles qui rend l’appareil acceptable. Une finale chaude et brûlante comme une première gorgée de Bombay Sapphire.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottled. More or less black colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is some liquorice, alcohol and quite interesting herbal and grassy notes. Not that evident Sorachi Ace actually in combination to the IS elements. Flavour is liquorice, some slight ashy and roasted notes along with some floral and grassy notes. Pleasantly balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a vicious black colour with a big, dense tan head. Complex aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice and with some sweet fruity notes. Full, velvety mouth feel. Bitter coffee initial flavours with dark fruit and vanilla not far behind. Fruity hop notes on the palate with burnt malt finishing with warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Armadill0 (284) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has sweet liquorice, cocoa, some soy and chocolate. Taste has cocoa, roasted malt and some citrus. Quite sour in the middle. Alcohol punches through a bit, mixing oddly with the flavor. Not bad at all. Taste is general is a strange mix of dry hops and sweet malt. Packs a punch and definetly has character.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rood (35) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2013
If you want to smell & taste pickles, dille, bubblegum and coffee bitternes, this is your beer. I’m not fond of the in your face presence of the Sorachi Ace hop. Not an improvement to me in comparison with the regular RIS from Emelisse. Price €4/quality ratio: below par.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at Gbbf 2013. Very dark brown beer lasting tan head. Vanilla aroma. its amazing. I mean I don’t like imperial stout in general but this is fantastic. Not stupid barrel aged good intense chocolate. Good imp stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (647) - Genova, ITALY - SEP 9, 2013
Spina @ villaggio della birra. Scura impenetrabile con schiuma eterna. Impegnantiva, corposa una sorta di imperial black IPA. Buona ma davvero particolare, da bere con molta calma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 11, 2013
Molto particolare, di un color scuro tonaca di frate. Naso molto complesso, e in bocca fa una buona figura.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Gravity Cask at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13. Mid black with a thin tan head that clears edgeward leaving a swirl. Nose is roast malt, liquorice, hoppy back notes, candied sugars, dark toffee. Taste comprises light chocolate, hint of coconut, sugars, liqourice, dark fruits, toffee, light booze. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light spice in the finish. Very good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1052) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2013
beige head siappears fast with some lacing. coffee colour. aroma of dill, bubblegum, vanilla and coco. taste is sweet aftertaste boozy, coffee, dill, liquorice. warm mouthfeel, little carbonation, dense body. bottle 33 cl


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