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


on tap

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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A dark full bodied Imp Russian stout. 11% Alc and 75 EBU.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1859) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
Say what? Isnt there supposed to be a sound whenI open a beer bottle? This one sounds very flat... My suspicions are confirmed when I pour the beer: it has a nice black colour, but it looks almost completely flat, I cant form a head at all, just a couple of bubbles and a thin light-brown film. The mouthfeel also suffers from the lack of carbonation, but the body is so full and the texture so thick and oily that the flatness almost works. The aroma is strong and extremely sweet with tons of sweet dark caramel. Also liquorice, a whiff of alcohol and vague chocolate and coffee in the back. The massive sweetness is definitely there in the taste as well but it is taken care of by the heavy to moderate bitter long-lasting finish. The flavours are strong, again the sweet dark caramel is in front. Also roasted notes, coffee and some pleasant notes of alcohol. A very nice beer that I suspect would be magnificent with carbonation!
[33 cl bottle, 9.8 % ABV, 70.7 EBU, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ej (1303) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Dark, near opaque pour barely making any head at all. A swirl doesnt do much either but atleast I get small film of tan foam. Loads of bitter coffee and chocolate. Alcohol notes blend with dark, fruity esters and I get a hint of mild, sourish woody tones. Taste is heavy coffee with a rather vinous, alcoholic and roasted flavour. Texture is somewhat slick but the body is abit lacking and I miss more carbonation. A decent imp. stout tho, by all means, but not my favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2013
Black liquid with a very small tan head. Aroma of figs and chocolate. Smells very sweet. Taste of leather, chocolate and coffee. Sweetness!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Black body, light brown head. Aroma is very sweet with some notes of alcohol, molasses, coffee and coal. Flavour is quite slick and metallic with much alcohol. Oily palate. Overall impression is that this should be quite lighter to be better. For Imperial Stout this just misses all that fun roasted part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (11258) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2013
330 ml bottle. Lot A. BBE 2013. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Black colour with tiny dark tan head. Aroma is very malty. Alcohol and molasses very present too. Flavour is roasted malt, ash, coal, some unpleasant bitterness and some berries. This isnt very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6056) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2013
11.16oz bottle. Opaque purple/crimson-tinged opaque black body. Thin, oily beige head. Sweet chocolate aroma, lots of dark fruit...more in the English style than the West Coast US. Mellow, undercarbonated body...dark plum soaked in coffee and chocolate. Too much warming going on, really not that impressive for the style. Big chocolate imperial Stout along the lines of the countless World Class Scandinavian examples, but lacks the finesse. Still an enjoyable beer all the way, just not one Id actively revisit for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2013
Poured dark black with no head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roast malt. Full. oily body, flavour similar to the aroma with a wine aftertaste,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7442) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
Thin dark brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty earthy chocolatey aroma with nougat and cocoa notes. Dry-sweet cocoa and earth taste with nougat and syrup notes. Full-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish earthy chocolatey spicy aftertaste with nougat, syrup and caramel notes. Lovely! Highly drinkable, balanced, smooth, and full of flavour. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
Quite ok, but disappointing considering the great experience with Emelisse Barley Wine a while ago. Raisins and prunes in aroma and taste. Palate is pretty exciting - dry, oily, but not bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (6019) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2012
(bottle) pours a deepest black-brown colour with no head. aroma of brown sugar, sherry, milk chocolate and a hint of espresso, with light notes of herbal hops, beef jerkey and toasted malts. flavour is heavy tobacco and brown sugar, very mellow, with big notes of milk chocolate, earth, espresso and some light alcohol in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

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