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

bottled
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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt and roasted. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
AN interesting hop to brew with this style in my opinion. It came out great though. Robust and bitter but a nice slight citrus form the hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012. Aroma with coffee, salmiac, barrel, "salty". Taste: coffee, chocolate, grassy, flowery, salty. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate, black licorice, roasted malt, and some dark fruits. It’s a dark brown, with no transparency and a small soapy brown head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and black licorice. The finish has roasted coffee, citrus, plum, and a touch of lemon grass. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3069) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet. Vertical with Ardbeg BA version

Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of vegetables, roasty malts, hints of vanilla, oak and molasses. Taste is roasty and smooth with some molasses, hints of ripe fruits, chocolate, oak and tropical notes. Finish is roasty with notes of bubblegum, dark chocolate and fruits. I’m not a huge fan of Sorachi Ace, but here it is subtle enough and doesn’t dominate the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy lemon hints. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with weak hoppy hints.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (1874) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle @ BBF 2012. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty with hop tones. Malt, hops and roasted. Full body with a bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2012
Tasted at 4th BBF @ De Molen. Black pour. Aroma is roasty, licorice, fruity and with tobacco. Flavor is roasty, black, tar, well hopped. Well balanced. Full body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
sorachi ace works great in a RIS! tryd various singel hoped sorachi PA and IPAs, but this tops most. pitch black, small head as expected. mouthfeal thicker then most emelisses RIS, still a bit thin in my opinion. BUT, this one is a must, just to try this hop in a black.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
@ Basunen: En ganska tydlig humledoft i en ganska kladdig vätska. Ingen större toner av den "mörka" smaken, men ganska söt och med toner av lakrits. Nja ...


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