tmrmwel (2269) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours very dark, almost black, with a very little but coloured creamy head. Aroma is definitely smoky, with notes of burned malts, peat, BA oak and some sweet toffee thrown in. The body is full and oily, with a very soft carbonation. Flavour is nice and dark with chocolate, liquorice and coffee. Nice finish. olio (10544) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with no head. Aroma of very strong whiskey, dark malts, some chocolate and cocoa and mild wood and vanilla notes. Flavour of whiskey, malts, cocoa, vanilla and hints of coffee. More like a whiskey than a beer.
Pours almost black, with a brown head.
Huge, clearly smoky aroma, malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, peat, coffee, tobacco.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very smoky, oaked taste, vanilla, peat, iodine, malt, coffee beans, tobacco. Complex, slightly burning, ashy finish.
(2012-09-01) tiong (7612) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet. Vertical with Sorachi Ace versionlangeveld12 (587) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2013
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of strong peated notes, roasty malts, hints of smoke and licorice. Taste is strongly peated and smoked with some hints of roasty malts, licorice, vanilla and oak. Finish is again heavy on peaty notes, with some smooth licorice and wooden notes. Awesome if you like Islay whiskies, but the peatiness dominates perhaps a bit too much.
Pours an average light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is flat black. Aroma contains roasted and burnt malts, caramel, milk chocolate, mild coffee, grass, orange and lemon, dough, leather, earth, banana, grape, raisin, cask wood, smoke, licorice, alcohol, spices, peat and whiskey. Flavor starts off light acidic and light bitter, to go to sweet and light bitter and to finish peaty and bitter. Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Less fruity and more peaty than Emelisse standard Russian Imperial Stout. The Ardbeg whiskey brings a nice addition to the flavors but doesn't improve the beer, just changes it.
solros (89) - stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2013
The beer tastes and has a whiff of smoke, raisins with a sweet combination. A very good beer, though it has a high content of alcohol that I can not feel. Drink it like to dessert. tricksta_p (5110) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 Pours a pitch black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, peat, coffee, oak, Ardberg whiskey, smoke. Flavour is peat, liquorice, whiskey. Nice long bittersweet finish. My second White Label from Emelisse, another true winner. danielyabu (1708) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 30, 2014
light brown virtually none head and lacing. mostly lasting. flat thick black body. aroma: heavy malty, dark bread, dark chocolate, mild coffee, cask wood, solvent, petrol, gasoline. if and ff: moderate sweet bitter and salty; long duration. palate: medium full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Estranha e peculiar presença defumada/salgada. Bem alcoólica. Muito diferenciada do estilo. 220 s Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a slowly growing tan brown head. Beautiful. Smells paint, peated, roasted, ash and coffee. Tastes chocolate, coffee bitter, peated, roasted. Nice! Low carbo, medium to thick body and an oily texture. Christos (5889) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 11% as the others.
Pours a pitch black beer, with a small and thin dark brown head, mostly consisting of big bubbles, but with great retention.
Aroma of whiskey, peat, roasted malts and coffee, a bit of alcohol.
Taste is once again great, lots of roasted malts and their light bitterness, vanilla, light alcohol but in general very well hidden, whiskey, a bit of smoke on the finish.
Full body, low carbonation, sticky on the palate.
Another well done from Emelisse.