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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black, beige foam. Aroma is a bit sweet and fruity with some chocolate. Flavors are burnt coffee and some liquorice, very bitter. There is some sweetness at times. Slight alcohol flavor. The finish is long, but only a one-sided bitterness; not exactly what I prefer. Smooth on the palate, but does not feel thick. Overall: an enjoyable imperial stout, but the long, bitter aftertaste takes away points from it in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2727) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
Aroma has some brown sugar sweetness. Flavour is also quite sweet with warming alcohol. Overall the flavour seems slightly muted but a nice burnt malt bitterness comes through.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1460) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle @ BBFí12
Black, small brown head. Very disappointing beer, without much aroma, taste or body. Some coffe and chocolate notes at best. But also something distastefull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (9899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
Sample at Haand festival 2012. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is hop, coffee, nut, roasted malt. Flavour is hop, coffee, nuts, roasted malt, cocoa. Full bodied nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at ABC Den Haag. Dark mahogany pour with a thin tan head. Malty aroma but this beer is all about the malty Sorachi Ace bitterness in the flavour. The Sorachi Ace hop suits a Russian Imperial Stout much more than an IPA. A really nice beer and worth tracking down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, light to moderate hoppy, grass. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, hoppy, caramel, dark fruit, licorice notes, finish is quit malt and hop bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120817]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle @ The 5th Danish Summer Gathering 2012, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy amber with a small white head. Heavy roasted flavor. Bitter roast and sorachi ace hops. Smooth and full bodied. Rather extreme and unrefined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (6346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, fruity hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long fruity, roasted, chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 On tap at HaandFestival 2012. Itís a black one, looking really gorgeous with its dense, tan to dark beige, fingerthick head. Roasted malts, coffee, licorice and some alcohol notes in the aroma. The flavor is roasted and sweet, with licorice, a nice hoppy bitterness and some coffee-like bitterness. Full body, warming, soft and pleasantly carbonated on the palate. A tasteful, pleasant and really lovely beer. Rating: 7-5-8-4-16-4.0. 120504

Bottle. A dark brown beer with a small, dense, light tan head. Not much impact from the hops in the aroma, itís mostly roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. The same goes for the flavor, I canít really say I sense the hops, except for the bitterness chiming in towards the end, where itís also quite evident. Doesnít matter though, itís still a fine beer, well worthy of a revisit. 120817

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ pre-TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and moderate hoppy - earthy. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. 170812

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