LoFi (1595) - Göteborg, - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a light brown head.
Aroma: hard lemon candies, snaps med dill, chocolate, licorice.
Taste: roasted, licorice, vinous, red berries, licorice, chocolate, finish is light puckering.
Quite full bodied.
My least favourite IRS from Emelisse, I would have preferred any other single hop.
Distance_Runner (68) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent, Belgium. Emelisse White Label, Imperial Russian Stout (IRS) is amazing. Hop is amazing with blonde beer but hop is not that good with IRS :-)
bartlebier (1977) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle bb09/2015, courtesy of/traded with tderoeck i believe. Unctuous deep brown, beige, indentured crema. Exotic dessert aroma of caramelised berries (gooseberry particularly), crème brûlée, milk chocolate, green forest twigs. Taste adds roast, white grapes, more chocolate, white dessert wine (Gewürztraminer), cough drops. Sorachi Ace sends this off into manifold culinary directions, making it a hard-to-gauge one-off ImpStout.
markextrae (1321) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Best before dec. 15. Wild carbonated Black pour with a Brown shade. And a creamy mocha head. Sweet milky bakers chocolate in the front, tropical fruit nose of the sorachi, dark coffee beans, some deep dried red fruits, roasted malts, caramel, quite hop forward, bit strange to get a strong hop bitterness and citrus notes, first i had the feeling i was drinking a Black ipa. But it gets a lot better as it warms!
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 21, 2014. Bottle, 2012 vintage. Pours black with a dense tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, ash, light hoppy notes. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter finish with chocolate and ash. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
kraddel (3621) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home .
Pours black . Small to good, thick , darker head .
Smell is Very much sorachi, undertone of roastyness . Thick and creamy !
Taste is biter, green in a spicy way . Sorachi is def still there ( BBE december 15 , guessing 2 years , would mean 10 months old now ) . The hops kinda collapse with the IMPY taste , but at the aftertaste , they blend in completely perfect, The beer really builds op from a so-so smell, to a good taste, to a very ncie aftertaste . Carbo and mouthfeel are perfect ( low carbo , creamy mouthfeel ) A beer that is hard for me to rate ...
MonsterMagnet (330) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 12-2015. Pours black and tan.
Aroma: mint, lemon grass, roast, vanilla
Taste: roast, chocolate, citrus, mint, liquorice, ginger
Medium sweet and bitter, medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation, long bitter chocolate mint finish. A stout with a twist.
BarrelAged1991 (5) - - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een heel goed bier vol van smaak met prachtige citrus tonen. Niet het allerbeste van Emelisse maar zeker het vermelden waard
tricksta_p (1354) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, a little vanilla, light hops. Flavour is quite roasty with a potent hoppy and coffee bitterness in the finish.
SimonBeer (104) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Drinking date: 21 June 2014) A black beer with no foam. The aroma of this beer is terrible: coconut, vanilla, sweet sugar, citrus, hops. This aroma is completely misplaced for this kind of beer. The taste is also citrus, with bitter coffee and chocolate, and a sweetness of sugar. A little bit of sourness in the aftertaste. The body of this beer is a bit too watery, with flat to medium carbonation. I want it to be more sticky and soft. It is strange, the normal version of this beer is one of my favourite beers of all time, but this beer is really awfull. This type of hop (citrus hop) is completely misplaced for this type of beer. That’s why I give it the total score of 2.4 unfortunately.
mcberko (7226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is very hoppy and hugely roasted. Flavour is extremely robust, with shitloads of roasted malt, a signficant hoppy punch, and burnt coffee grounds. Over the top roasted, which makes this a very slow sipper. Good stuff.