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


on tap

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.

ep2021's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ep2021 (29) - - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1670) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, liquorice, herbs, and fruit - with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ahenning (6) - - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
Smooth stout, lots of chocolate and coffee notes. Not much head, mild vanilla-ish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1810) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, brown head. Rich roasty aroma, coffee, vanilla notes, very smooth. Smooth palate, roasty, coffee, vanilla, some hops at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and licorice with some roasted grains. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with the licorice notes and a roasted grain and citrus hop bitterness. Medium to heavy bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a well crafted stout that must be sampled. I appreciated every sip of this beauty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2185) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, röda bär, aska, saltlakrits, karamell, med toner av kokos och rostade toner. Lagom sötma, salt, fin beska med toner av grapefrukt och mörk bitter choklad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kanaclane (101) - - JUN 15, 2015
Nez: Chocolat noir, noix de coco Bouche: Chocolat noir, café, noix de coco, citronnée, liquoreuse Il faut aimer les bières très épaisses, Elle est très difficile à définir tellement c’est complexe. Encore une excellente bière de chez Emelisse

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2164) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2015
A black beer, a head is small and light brown. Aroma has liquirice, sweetness of berries and some salt liquirice and meat. Taste has salt liquirice, some roastiness and sourness. Almost full bodied, low carbonation, slightly sticky. Simple and salt liquirice IS, no notes of unique Sorachi Ace. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4454) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
33cl bottle, bbe 12/2015. Pours black in color, thin but lasting brown head. Roasted malty aroma, licorice, dark chocolate, tar. Full bodied, dry, roasted malty flavor, licorice, ash, cocoa notes. Flavorful IS, alcohol well hidden, not very sweet either. Can’t find Sorachi here though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (997) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black body with a dark tanned smallish head. Roasty aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. Taste has similar flavors, liquorice, coffee, leathers and hints of vanilla. Moderate to high roastyness. Lasting bitter finish. Full bodied and softly carbonated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2580) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.fr. Pours very dark with a light mocha aroma. Taste is bright and full of life. Deep, resonating Imperial stout roasted elements brightened by Sorachi’s unmistakable character adding a touch of creaminess to a slick oily feel. Big, bold and flavoursome.

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