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


on tap


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hansvf (733) - - AUG 10, 2013
Hele lekkere geur. Zwart, met koffiekleurig schuim. Smaak en structuur heel speciaal. Geen gewoon biertje dus maar heel lekker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sureshpa (381) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
Aroma: Sweet dark coffee, hint of booze, malt, dark chocolate bitternes Appearance: Dark brown, no see through, beige head, thick frothy foam, full lace Taste: Espresso like bitterness, chocolate, bit sweet, hint of booze, dried dark fruits, very nice,...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4309) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
Nice barrel aged IRS. Has the typical strong roasted coffee taste and the whiskey notes. Not as mindblowing and complex as the first series of white labels though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/07/2011: Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (matured in oak for two months)... Aroma: Sugary vanilla, white chocolate, Appearance: Near black color with a definite purple hue; brown-colored crown; totally opaque. Flavor: heavily caramelized malt with a balanced amount of dark chocolate; green, leafy hops and associated moderate bitterness cuts through the malty sweetness; understated roasted coffee beans; lots of warming alcohol; dry and a touch chalky; a good dry, herbal bitterness sticks in the throat; caramelized licorice and tobacco flavors in the aftertaste. Palate: Medium to medium-full; average carbonation (maybe too much for the style for my liking), foamy in the mouth; fairly smooth; gets better as it breathes. Overall: Definitely a more traditional Russian Imperial Stout; really nice representation of the old world style; I like it!

10.14 fl. oz. bottle (11% alc./vol.; Tenminste houdbaar tot einde 12; Lot B). Rating #86 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
Small beige head dark pour mild carbonation aromas whiskey vanilla liquorice coffee dried fruit smokeyness cocoa dark chocolate the flavours mocha like coffee smokey note smooth whiskey very nice influence rich roasted note of chocolate liquorice dried fruit an oily touch vanilla medium bitter nice sweetness to match the finish tasty imperial best flavours roast malts dry and rich tasty sweet bitter finish that lingers really smooth flavoursome stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2013
Overwhelming. On its own a fantastic stout but the aging in Bowmore barrels makes this an extra treat. Real creamy, coffee and chocolate like taste, with that sharp edge of the whisky. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12145) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2013
courtesy of fiulijn - black beer with no head left; pretty toasted with fair Speyside-like whisky notes, black chocolate; full-bodied, quite thick and very tasty; very bitter, notes of ashes, whisky and caramel with a fair hop presence

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4560) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
Jet black colour, tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, caramel, coffee and whisky. Flavour sweet whisky, peat, smoke and bitter roasted malts. Touch of liquorice (drop). Lingering bitter finish, some ash. This newest batch is again a great brew!
(From unlabeled 33cL bottle during RBESG 2013 visit, @ Brouwerij Emelisse. Thanks for the wonderful time and making us feel welcome, guys!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19634) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from Speciaal Bier Winkel, Bodegraven, bb 12/2015
parallel with the Bunnahabhain version

Black color, with medium sized difficult brownish creamy head. The aroma is mild, light roasted malts and chocolate, very light alcohol. Full bodied; the mouthfeel is very smooth; very good chocolate flavor, some dark caramel, light coffee, pleasant liquorice component, moderate sweetness, light dusty feeling, with correct bitterness, and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4488) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle @ brewery, RBESG. Black colour, tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee and whisky, not too overpowering. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, bit of chocolate, wood, some whisky. Very pleasant.

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