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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! From a styrofoam cup... Lost my Sierra Nevada taster glass... Good black color. Thin nice light brown head, good lighter thicker lace. Moderate roasty good dark chocolate aroma, light coffee. Moderate sweet, light bitter taste. A light bite. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Awesome chewy texture to this imperial stout, very smooth. 11% is hidden very well. Maybe some mild hints of oxidization. Dark fruity, kind of cardboardy aromas evident.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a small brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oak, caramel, heavy bourbon. Flavor is roasts malt, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, oak, bourbon. Medium body, soft carbonation, some warming alcohol. 050214

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, wood and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. Oily. 050214

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Almost black with small dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, little vanilla and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little liquorice, little oak, little bourbon, notes of vanilla with notes of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of bourbon. Roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Tap at de molen 2013.... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate.. Light whisky... Dark malt nose... Dark heavy malts.. Sweet roast... Chocolate and. Whisky

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2325) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
Flaske:...........................................

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Nice black head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich bourbon vanilla, roast malt, wood, fruits, chocolate and hops. Warming but balanced alcohol. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from jmgreenuk - thanks John! Sweet and tasty. Smooth like a velvet codpiece. I know piss all about whiskey, but this Wild Turkey evidently offers sugary, chocolate to the mix. Little alcohol burn, but a liqueur piquancy. Pours beautifully.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dennoman (17) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
33cl bottle from Mitra, savored at home. Been a while since I last had this from the older batches, so glad to see they bottled this again. Pours a very dark brown with ruby tinges, leading up to a completely black body in the glass. Decent head retention with nice legs. Fairly subtle in the nose, with classic bourbon aromas and some hops. Onset of the palate is hoppy and bitter, gradually flowing into a roastier malt profile to finish with bourbon warmth and sweetness. Palate is pleasant, though slightly thinner than I remember it. Age might still do interesting things to this, but I stick to my statement that Emelisse is Holland’s most consistent craft brewery at this point in time, and this beer just cements that reputation. Still the best Dutch imperial stout as it stands, being fairly fresh as it is. Very good stuff.


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