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Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Bowmore BA)

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobEvers (297) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
fles 33clkleur: donkerbruin, beperkte creme schuimkraag. geur: gebrande koffie, chocolade. Smaak: zoet koffie purechocolade, zeer bitter. Iets scherper dan de gewone rus imp stout

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (271) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at de Wildeman. Black with a tan head. Aroma is whisky alcohol, dark chocolate, peat, coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, alcohol with a bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (459) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Nose is acres of peat, oak, lots of soy, leading to coffee bean. Taste is whiskey, peat, leading to rich dark fruits, some dark sugars than a lasting smokey whiskey finish. Mouthfeel is rich and a bit claggy. Outstanding beer that has been creatively barreled.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle, thanks SirLimpsalot. Black with a small tan head. A lot of peat, whisky, tar, roasted malt and some warming alcohol. Intense and with a long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2359) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
@ Eddan 14-8-30: riktigt trevlig torvig whiskydoft. Smaken är underbar len med en trevlig fatton. Mycket fin balans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dado93 (145) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2014
I don’t understand because i have really enjoyed the basic "Emelisse IRS" but the white label (This Bowmore, and the Wild Turkey BA) no, a lot of coffee beans roasted and cacao notes in taste, strong aroma, almost pitch black and oily color with no persistent tan head... No carbonation and heavy body... Excessive

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2449) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
One of the several special editions of their imperial stout, matured on Bowmore casks. Pale beige, stable head, ink black colour. Strongly roasted aroma like the basic beer, the iron and the peat are there again too, coffee beans, nutmeg, dates, bitter chocolate as usual, but all drenched in a very noticeable, even somewhat overpowering whisky sauce. Taste is full and complex, spicy, bit of iron, oily mouthfeel, dark fruits, finishing not only in roasted bitterness but also in warming whisky presence (whether it is Bowmore or another single malt is hard to determine) as well as an agreeable woodiness. The Emelisse impy clearly benefited from this whisky bath, which only added to its complexity and has covered the astringent alcohol a bit with a more gentle, warming, pleasant whisky alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1359) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma is old wood, roasty, coffee. Full body, roasty, whiskey barrel, coffee, hint of alcohol at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3539) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. Near black with tan head. Aroma smokey, peat and oily black malts. Taste has lots of whiskey, smoke, peat, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11862) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at the chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours brown-black with a creamy beige head. Heavy peat character, oily, with tar and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming on the finish with rich and lingering peat, some dark chocolate, a bit of burnt earth. Pretty good overall.


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