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Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Wild Turkey BA)

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100
98
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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
White label provided by Rob the emperical mastermind. White label. Consumed at Rustende Jager lobby whilst watching the sleet storm. Big ol mamba jamba. Black on black with just a ring of foam on top, tight to the glass. Plums are centraal. There, that’s me getting my language on. Surrounded.on each side is a crap load of dark goodness bolstered by an obscene ration of black patent malt. I like it. I do like it a lot. Bring it on sleet storm....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black pour with some tiny tan lacings. Nose has bourbon, vanilla, tar and some light soy sauce. Taste is smooth with vanilla, char, licorice, some light caramel notes and some roast.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1257) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from Bursprak - thanks! Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of classic dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, wood, liquorice and some week smoke. The taste has some hardcore roasted malts, liquorice, bitter coffee, dark chocolate and some wood. pretty awesome!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (455) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Erik. Pours a pitch black with a nice, brown, lasting, frothy head. Aroma has sweet chocolate and bourbon up front, dry wooden ash/smoke, some licorice, slightly hoppy and fairly roasty malts and coffee. Taste has coffee, roasty, malty, coffee tobacco bitterness, bourbon sweetness and dry oaky notes. Overall not a very sweet beer despite the bourbon aging. Very nice, though it’s not that flavorfull.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (298) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Bursprak. Pours pitch black with a thin light brown head. Aromas of slight bourbon, chocolate, salmiak, slight ash, roasted bitter coffee. Taste is licorice up front, slight hops, bourbon, dark fruits, slight smoke, wood, roasted bitter coffee, dark chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1366) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, small brown head. Aroma is light roasty, woody and some coffee. Taste is wonderfully balanced, whiskey notes, roasty, coffee and hops at the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2668) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Shared byygtbsm94. Thanks Brad! The beer is black with a thin beige cap. Aromas of oak, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate. Great flavor. Certainly a European style RIS. Rich and dark. Soft on the palate. Heavy but yet easy drinking. I really enjoyed this. I would happily have this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle, at Haand Festival -14. A really dark brown beer, topped by a small, beige head. Almost clear, and quite oily pour. The aroma has booze, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Not so much aroma of the Wild Turkey, just the alcohol. That goes for the flavor too, it’s roasted tending towards burnt, with chocolate and dark coffee. Full body, lightly warming and soft on the palate. Lasting finish with lots of dark malts and a solid dash of booze. Pretty lovely this one. 140523

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1525) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Thanks Erik! 12oz (or maybe 330 ml) bottle. Black as night pour with next to no head. Really dark roast. Like darkness but without the sweetness. Bourbon is very minimal, might not have even noticed it. Amazing stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Pitch black with a medium creamy beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, huge fudge presence, light salty notes and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying) with an important bourbon presence, fudge, vanilla, light liquorice, caramel and a moderate to heavy warming finish. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Thick. Creamy mouthfeel. Good balance despite the huge bourbon and warming presence. Complex and really tasty. Super fudgy. Really good barrel-aged RIS.


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