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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle - 330ml. Opaque black body with a good beige foamy head and low carbonation. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with dark berries, cocoa, and vineous hints. Alcohol is very subtle. Its very well balanced taste carries woody, fruity, licorice, and some bourbon notes. Ends with a long, robust, warming bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
knotthead (14) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
This stout flowed out of the bottle like a horse flicking its mane in a windless meadow. This stallion smelt like perfumed dulex paint. When I put this equine stout tasted as if a army of sloths were playing rounders on my tongue Over all I felt as if I was drinking a rather nice beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Flaske 0,33l. Gave fra Fin&Loz. Småhissig. Lys gyldenbrun. Litt uklar. Lavt skum som raskt flater helt ut. Beskjeden fruktaroma. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er aprikos. Litt syrlighet etter hvert. Another thank you to Fin&Loz. for hauling so many good beers all the way to Tromsø last January. Deltok med denne i Mass Online Tasting 3 Des 13.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3712) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 11% Almost totally black in colour, with a tall and thick, creamy head, brown in colour, with excellent retention, leaving thin rings of lacing around the glass. Aroma of black olive, chocolate, light alcohol. The variety of aromas widens as it warms up. Some vanilla too, coffee, but also hops present with citrus notes. Taste of vanilla, alcohol, roasted malts, coffee on the finish. It has the kind of bitterness originating from hops but also (less) coffee bitterness, with long duration on the aftertaste. Very good! Very thick and full on the body, with good carbonation.Sticky on the palate. Great IRS, looking forward to try the rest of the White Labels I have.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
Oily black colour, nice dark brown foam. Low carbonation. Again a very well balanced and tastfull imperial stout from Emelisse. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Bitter hoppiness with some citrus. Full body. Very tastefull!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
myrda (102) - - FEB 8, 2014
Mélasse au nez. Dattes et cacao en entrée. Douce chaleur d’alcool accompagné de sucre de candi en avalant. onctueuse, mais aurait pu soutenir une texture plus liquoreuse. Délectable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
31/I/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) or Emelisse brewery, can’t remember @ home - BB: III/2015 (2014-134)

Black beer, irregular beige to brown creamy head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, mocha, dark chocolate, grains. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty bitter start, caramel, bit sour, lemony, some vanilla, bit sugary, mocha, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: bit sweet, bitter hops, bit sourish, alcohol, mocha, dark chocolate, dry, grassy, some caramel, liquorish, very hoppy ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (356) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Number 2 of a range of 7 Emelisse IRS. What an evening... It has a bigger dark beige head than the normal IRS. Very strong smell of fresh hop. Coffee is secondary. Smooth in the mouth. Clearly hop/bitterness in the finish, but not as much as hoped for. It’s one of these examples wherethe aroma promises more than it can deliver. I prefer the regular IRS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Tap at Doerak (04-12-2013). Black with a medium sized tan to off-white head. Aroma of coffee, hops, and alcohol. Bitter taste with alcohol and a hint of coffee. A bit too bitter in my opinion. (7/3/7/4/15). (05/03/2015) Bottle at home (best before 12 2015). Pours black with a small beige to tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, licorice and sweet alcohol, coffee, roasted malts. Taste is sweet with some hoppy bitterness, roasted malts, soy, licorice, coffee, alcohol with an aftertaste of licorice, hint of dark chocolate. Better than last time. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (1638) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
Uit het flesje @ home. Zeer donkerbruin vol met gistdeeltjes en dik crème/bruin schuim. In de geur gist, laurierdrop, fruitige hop en geroosterde mout. Smaak zeer vol en rijk, aan het begin zoet met brood en gist, alcoholwarmte, verdraaien naar laurierdrop en daarna een mooi opbouwend hopbitter. Het Beste van hop en Russian imperial stout komen samen in deze prachtige symfonie van geuren en smaken.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 19

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50