phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 at the Aloft Post-Grand Tasting Bottle Share and Fart Off Competition. Thanks, Brad! Pours an opaque brown with a tan ring for a head. Looks tasty. Notes of oak, chocolate, toasted malts, nuts, brown sugar, tobacco, molasses, and a little soy. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Rich and roasty and good. Didn’t wow me, though.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty3 ][ 33cl ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks you ygtbsm94 for the share! Rating #7600. Inky pour with tight mocha layer. Nose is warming brown alcohol, soy, salt, umami, molasses. Taste is spicy, rich chocolate mousse, fudge, spicy Mexican chocolate. Palate is spicy, wood fully integrated, no lemon, no paper, bitter balancing. Very nice. Thanks Brad for another milestone rating :)
JefVerstraete (2923) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Douberd (4860) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
dado93 (156) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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...
MPA (968) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
RobertDale (5452) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Camons (10206) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Rasmus40 (17547) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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