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


on tap

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5757) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle from Bierkoning, many thanks. Black color with medium espresso beige head. Maltz aroma with floral hops. Roasted malt, milk chocolate, citrus hops. Very interesting coffee bitter finish with citric hop bitter after taste. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Extremely tasty beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1735) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
Wow. Pours a beautiful black beer with a big tan brown head. The smell is just freaking awesome. Coffee, fruity, sweet, grapefruit. Love the taste. Very complex. Many different tastes nicely combined. Delicious. Coukd have more carbo for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5681) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottled, almost a year old. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma is of a good RIS: chocolat, roasted malts, molasses. The sorachi ace brings some minty freshness to it, actually a wonderful combination. Balancing is very delicate here I guess, so might be at the perfect age at the moment. Did I see they tried a coconut version of this one as well? I can imagine the mix, as the hops give it a coconutty feel as well. In taste there’s a wonderful mix of sweet biscuity malt and robust chocolat, with a velvet blanket of mint on top. Stunningly good. Just the right amount of sweetness for me. I remember I tried this beer fresher as well and then the minty notes of the sorachi ace were a bit too present in the aroma and bitterness. But with a small year of developing, it’s absolutely amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4685) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 24, 2013
330ml bottle. Black colour with average to huge, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with a chocolate touch, some leather, a touch of vanilla, hoppy overtones with a citrus touch. Taste is dry dark malty, a touch of leather vanilla and orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4626) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is burned malt, roasty. Flavour is smokey, roasted malt, some dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (3580) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
Jet black colour, red hue, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, herbal hops, liquorice, oats and bitter coffee. Light sweet, quite bitter flavour, light hops, bit fruity, cacao, lots of liquorice, laurierdrop, some vanilla coming up. Very creamy. Full body, finish coffee, liquorice, chocolate and vanilla. Light hops shining through.
Great brew!
(From 33cL bottle @ home. 1700th rating)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Buonissima abbinata tra una eccezzionale imperial stout e una dose di luppolo sorachi che si equilibra in modo perfetto con il gusto intenso del malto. Questo luppolo dà una nota burrosa alla birra che la rende unica nel suo genere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2013
Poured a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of muted roast malt. Medium to full body, creamy smooth. Flavour is vanilla, roast malt, bitter coffee and milk chocolate with a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pettersundlof (21) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2013
Full bodied stout but with absolutely lovely subtle hop aroma and taste characteristics

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Black beer with a small brownish head. Malty vinous aroma, chocolate, toffee, caramel, vanilla, roasted, tar, dades, ash, nutty, some bitterness, floral, some mint. Roasted chocolate finish, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa powder.

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