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


on tap

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3976) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml meilleure avant 2014. Merci Patrick. Liquide brun foncé avec une mousse épaisse. Un nez de chocolat et de houblon herbeux. En bouche le liquide développe de drôles de saveurs acides, piquantes. Une bière un peu chaude. C’est un drôle de mélange qui à mon humble avis ne fonctionne pas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3193) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle thanks to Douberd and the European Local Swap II. Black colour with a light beige head, good retention with nice lacework. Aroma is coffee and black chocolate, toasted malts with hints of bourbon. Flavor is smooth and creamy, roasted and toasted malts, coffee, licorice traces, ripe fruit and borbon dominating. The final is slightly alcoholic, with light bitterness and a long and strong bourbon aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1532) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2015 Black body with thin head. Nose of malts, licorice and caramel. Taste is nice dark molasses, licorice, some hops in the house. Quite complex and layered. Tres bien!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riktw (24) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
Nice beer, bit thick and sticky with a ligthbrown head. Chocolate, bit of liquorice like the normal emelisse IRS. This one is more herbal tasting and more in your face then the normal IRS, not an everyday beer but very nice to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Armadill0 (330) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4610) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rood (69) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1532) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24330) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (15537) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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!

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