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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012. Aroma with coffee, salmiac, barrel, "salty". Taste: coffee, chocolate, grassy, flowery, salty. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5097) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4018) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2167) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3568) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2364) - 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 ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Jet black pour, small tanned head. Aroma of booze, dime strange notes that must be the soriachi ace. Very boozy flavor and sweet notes. Interesting, but less than the ardbeg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle @ mr. Hangover tasting. Aroma is grassy spicy hops with some roast and liquorice. Flavour is fresh sweet hoppy herbal, it brings the ris down a bit imho.

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