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

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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.


Christian's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, - OCT 7, 2012
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Black with a small tan head. Dark malty aroma with licorice, charcoal and a herbal note. Sweetish dark malt flavour with a yeasty touch


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (58) - BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2014
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 :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1955) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1280) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1705) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3615) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
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 ...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (324) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarrelAged1991 (5) - - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
Een heel goed bier vol van smaak met prachtige citrus tonen. Niet het allerbeste van Emelisse maar zeker het vermelden waard

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1333) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
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.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SimonBeer (102) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
(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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
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.


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