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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3683) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
Obtained in a trade with Martinus. 33 cl. bottle @ home. BBF 03/2015. I was assured that there were not that many bottle remaining out there of this one. Exited. Pours black with collapsing bubbly mocha head. Nose is incredible sweet bourbon oak vanilla, very sweet & creamy, thick creamy mocha, some light high alcohol – whisky style coming through, incredible amounts of vanilla, almost cream, edging towards condensed milk, oh man this is soo good. Taste is sweet creamy vanilla oak, milk chocolate, cream, sugary sweet, orange peel, camomile, bitter roast in the back, light burned coffee beans covered by sweetness, sweet charred oak, touch of charcoal in the back, whisky & booze coming through a bit, whisky in the back very raw. It is not perfect but this is a huge pleasure drinking. Body is a touch lighter than standard for an RIS. I have long been a big fan of the Emelisse White Label RIS – quoting it as a prime example of barrel aging but this is absolutely ridiculous. If Kees goes just a bit further, I am certain that I he can create something on par with Ba Dark Lord, Brunch Weasel or BA Hunahpu.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tricksta_p (1023) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Just smelling this brew is an adventure all itself. And then... A rich aroma of vanilla, mocha, fudge, bourbon, smoked wood, charred oak, burned coffee beans. The use of whiskey barrels pays off fantastically.This would be a perfect beer to supplement a large meal, I should try that one day. Overall, this is quite a spectacular Imperial Stout, the first Emelisse I’ve drank and made me aware of the brewery. More will follow.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1619) - AUSTRIA - MAY 26, 2013
Dark black with beige, slides off the glass lacy, thin, lasting, creamy head that when swirled becomes thick. Smells of sweet dark and milk chocolate with an almost butter element, vanilla with roasted malt and a wood/bourbon espresso bitterness. So much sweet malt but not overpowering and quite complex. Full and very oily mouthfeel, like soya sauce and almost no carbonation. Amazing full body. Initial taste of creamy milky chocolate vanilla right at the start – sweet sugar - then roast, burnt, ash coffee and finishes bitter and with dark chocolate, burbon and malt. Lingering roastiness and ash like a burn piece of meat. Alcohol warms the mouth and tummy. Inviting and such an easy beer to drink. This falls into the league of Great Divide Yeti and Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout. So good that you would be splitting hairs to see which is best. A dense imperial stout with all the complications and love put into it. Bravo.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2136) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2013
Amazing beer with a rich complex taste. Aroma is strong with a very present sent of the wild turkey. Taste is strong and smooth at the dame time.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Borefts 2013. This is a superb beer. Pours pitch black. Great nose. Bournon, chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied and well-balanced. For me, one of the highlights of the festival.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niller (576) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle from Voldby. Black colour with a good brown head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, Bourbon and notes of alcohol. Very nice smooth warming mouthfeel. Complex and well balanced. Nice light bitter finish. Great stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thewolf (11150) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Voldby Købmandsgård. Pours completely opaque black with a giant, staying, creamy, beige head. A clear 5. Aroma has sweet vanilla, roasted malts, soft tar and smoke, nuttiness. Overall really like pleasant. Medium to low carbonation, fine creamy and elegant dryness. Flavour is amazingly balanced, dark chocolate aplenty, vanilla, light roasted. No tar in the flavour. Light vinious and warming. Just really amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4375) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle: Medium to bigger sized, vast, sticky and slowly settling down, tan to brown colored foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. The aroma is quite complex, a delicious mix of: mocha, vanilla, earth, butter, dark chocolate, caramel, cacao, some cream, creamy autumnal herbs, some creamy soft whiskey notes, creamy sticky roast and a hint of creamy bay leaf. Extremely smooth aroma, reminds me a bit of some of the Barrel Aged beers from Hair of the Dog. Flavours of mocha, cream, dark chocolate, bitter, spices, vanilla, sprinkle of whiskey, creamy herbs, cream, hint of milk chocolate, some hop bitters, some raisin, smooth... I can go on, or I can enjoy, I choose the last one. Balanced and smooth! Aftertaste is bitter, dark chocolate, floral tones, cream, toasted malts, smooth whiskey tone and roasted sticky herbs. Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, full body and a sticky oily texture. This beer can easily compete with world class beers from Three Floyds, Dieu du Ciel, hair of the Dog, Mikkeller and Struise!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3325) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle at home. Pitch black pour, thick tan head. Aroma is huge roasted, peaty, saline, vanilla, leather, alcohol, ash, caramel, chocolate, coffee and much more in an amazing blend of Imperial goodness. Flavor is slightly sharp alcohol, but I’m drinking it a bit young. Huge bitter roasted body, smoothed out by the bourbon and vanilla from the oak. Amazing brew, great balance and huge body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1023) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 330 ml bottle at home, poured in an oversized IKEA sniffer. Perfect tasting glasses! APPEARANCE: Pitch black with a filmish marroon beige head.Nice long legs, stikcy and lasting. AROMAS: BAM! Vanilla and overripe orange peel in the face; bourbon toast supports the main aromas very nicely, cinnamon ending the nice aroma painting. Slight alcohol scent, but now I am really bitching and "antfucking" PALATE: Rich rich rich body, with sweetness kicking in in the beginning, roastiness taking over to end with nice bitter flavours. WOW! TASTE: roasted malts, caramel, coffee and liquorice. OVERALL: this is one of the best BBA RISes I have ever drunk! There is balance, there is full rich flavours... Simply marvelous!


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