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

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RATINGS: 154   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: black with a small tanned head, smell is chocolate, mocha, sweet with a touch of malt, taste is sweet, chocolate, mocha, cocoa, milk chocolate, blew & black berries, chocolate milk, coffee, slight roast & bitter in finish, creamy, sweetish, sweet malty & fruity but I appear to be the only one here who didnít pick out the sorachi ace, at least not the sweet blue cheese I was expecting, maybe subtly, still excellent

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mR_fr0g (2514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
pitch black with a thick head. Good lacing. Nutty, roasty aroma. Great sorachi ace flavour that melds well with the huge malty blackbone. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
subcombicio (163) - 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 dŗ una nota burrosa alla birra che la rende unica nel suo genere.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (4954) - 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 thereís 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, itís absolutely amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4278) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
31/I/14 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) or Emelisse brewery, canít remember @ home - BB: III/2015 (2014-134)

Black beer, irregular beige to brown creamy head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, mocha, dark chocolate, grains. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty bitter start, caramel, bit sour, lemony, some vanilla, bit sugary, mocha, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: bit sweet, bitter hops, bit sourish, alcohol, mocha, dark chocolate, dry, grassy, some caramel, liquorish, very hoppy ending.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2084) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 11% Almost totally black in colour, with a tall and thick, creamy head, brown in colour, with excellent retention, leaving thin rings of lacing around the glass. Aroma of black olive, chocolate, light alcohol. The variety of aromas widens as it warms up. Some vanilla too, coffee, but also hops present with citrus notes. Taste of vanilla, alcohol, roasted malts, coffee on the finish. It has the kind of bitterness originating from hops but also (less) coffee bitterness, with long duration on the aftertaste. Very good! Very thick and full on the body, with good carbonation.Sticky on the palate. Great IRS, looking forward to try the rest of the White Labels I have.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7815) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2012
No head, motor-oil coloured & -viscous liquid. Cheesy nose, with a fresh herb as coriander leaf (cilandro) or bramblebush. Hint at camphor, but very dosed - intriguing. Blue cheese, black coffee, brown cacao powder, purple brambleberries, white mushrooms and fresh herbs - a flavourexplosion complex and layered as few, but yet perfectly in balance. Rich, full-bodied, warming and viscous. This is brainrackingly good. Kees, wow!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
flip_soeperman (565) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2012
vanilla, red fruit, grass, hay, black, cloudy, minimal head, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Black or extremely dark brown colour with creamy golden head. Aroma is creaminess and booze, sour dairy, just a hint of bitterness. Lots of roast and chocolate. Tastes like a creamy desert, chocolate, sourness, caramel, maybe a a touch of tiramisu. Beautifully smooth and creamy. Canít taste the strength. Absolutely lovely!


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