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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2046) - Bussum, - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Ink black, small brown head. Unusual, but pleasant hoppy nose, some fruit, caramel, coffee, malts, raisins, absolutely outstanding. Flavor is less complex, initially somewhat malty with coffee, later predominantly hops. Bitter finish. I like the Sorachi Ace hops, but imho it would have been a bit more balanced with a little less hops. Nevertheless, still a nice beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2423) - GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
0,33 l bottle from Biervana chocolate, coffee, roasty, spruce, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a hint of garnet and a caramel coloured bubbly head. Aroma is hop riven but still fundamentally an imperial stout although it is close to becoming a black IPA when chilled. Mouthfeel is excellent and the taste is buttery smooth and tastes almost barrel aged. Once warmed up the hop present is less present and the heavy imperial stout is left to do its thing. Better than the standard version and not far behind the maker’s mark version.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RW80 (979) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2015
33cl bottle at home Appearance: Black with a creamy mocha head. Leaving some lacing. Aroma: chocolate, tropical tones, earthy tones, roasted malts, coffee, red and dark fruit. Taste: A Quite Hoppy stout. Expect roast ed maltand hop bitterness a very cimplex palte with dark b and tropical and citrus fruits and chocolate tones. Cold it’s very black IPA like Warmed up it’s a Stout.. The taste tones move forwards and backkwards depending on the temperature. medium- full body, slightly below average carbonation. creamy texture. Very good and interresting brew. Serious andidate for my best beer of 2015.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (413) - - JAN 29, 2015
Drank with Rik 26-01-2015 while watching The Hobbit I. This is very well-balanced beer. Quite rich taste. It has to warm up in your mouth, but in the middle the taste really comes to live. Soft start and rich ending. Very drinkable. Nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (1921) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Zag deze fles opeens bij de Mitra in Leeuwarden staan, ik ging er vanuit dat ik deze al gehad had en zou er achteloos aan voorbij lopen, echter toch maar snel ff checken en wat schetste mijn verbazing.... nee nog niet gehad... snel pakken dus... schenkt mooi stroperig zwart met zeer fijne bruine kraag (ziet er fantastisch uit), Aroma is ook heerlijk ; chocolade, geroosterde en gebrande mouten, haver, zoet, alcohol, Tevens wat tonen van een BIPA. ’t zal van de sorachi ace hop wezen, maar doet het goed..
Smaken zijn die van een mooie niet al te uitgesproken IRS, de volmoutigheid zit er lekker in, chocolade, alcohol, stevige zoetigheid, gebranden mouten en het bittertje wat erbij hoort, de hoptonen komen ook wat door in de vorm van den, zoethout, laurier, iets van vanille icm de zoetigheid en iets á la haver (oatmeal) romigheid, koffie en de bijbehorende droge tonen ook.
lage co2, mooie volle body, romig qua mondgevoel, iets van olie achtige structuur, heerlijk gebalanceerd, kan er niet meer van maken dat dit gewoon een erg goed bier is. Maar goed dat mijn ook er nog snel op was gevallen anders was ik dit heerlijke bier voorbij gegaan...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
330ml bottle. pours a very dark black/charcoal with a few bubbles that don’t last. aroma is earth, charcoal, molasses, bitter chocolate and dark fruits (dates etc). taste is very nice. full mouth feel. sticky, liquorice, raisins, dates followed by bitter chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (79) - 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 (2235) - Belchium im Biersgau, 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 (1405) - 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 (1888) - 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.


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