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


on tap


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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2041) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Oily black colour, very thick dark brown foam. Very complex beer, very well balanced. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Also bourbon, but not overwhelming. Again a very good RIS from Emelisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3129) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml, poured into a snifter. ABV 11% Pours a totally black beer with a thick, dark brown head, one good finger tall. Very good retention, medium lacing left around the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon but fainter than I would want, alcohol, some faint chocolate too. Great taste though, again the bourbon flavour not so intense but strong enough, roasted malts, traces of chocolate, alcohol barely notable on the finish but otherwise very well hidden, light acidity there too. Rich, full and smooth body, great carbonation, as much as needed. Surely among the top of all the White Label IRSs I had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dado93 (154) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Almost black color with fine and no persistent brown head, complex aroma, not excessive roasted but with sweet notes of bourbon, not very good, taste is initially sweet with alcohol, whisky and light smoke aroma, final with coffee and dark chocolate notes... The basic IRS of Emelisse is very better than this...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate in aroma. Flavour is sweet with notes of chocolate, taste of bourbon alcohol, roasted malts and a soild malty bitterness to finish. Thick and creamy palate. Highly drinkable despite packing a lot of punch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4192) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Thanks Kirk! Pours black with a decent brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, fruit, and malt. Taste is roasted malt, Wild Turkey, dark chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and some wood. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8339) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7520) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (13558) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12516) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23360) - 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.

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