77ships (9952) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: pitch black with a nice decent mocha head, sweet caramel malts blending with the Glen Elgin, honey, nectar, slight hint of smoke, taste is sweet, hints of molasses, brown sugar, dark, slightly roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, caramel malts, honey & sweetness blending seemlesly with the Glen Elgin flow into the finish, seamless marriage, caramel, fluent body, damn those Emelisse whiskey beers Pyrmir (6126) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2013
330 ml bottle. Aroma sweet with subtle whiskey notes, not as powerful as, say, the Ardbeg version. Personally, I think the subtle flavors are more pleasant than the dominating, in-your-face-flavors.
Taste isn’t as sweet as expected, but with a rich, full malt body and a nice whisky finish. Very nice beer. Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle! Thanx Mr.Rask! Dark Red/Black colour, big brown head. Aroma! Is a Bomb! of aromas: Dark choclate, vanilla, sugar Raisins, and a little bit Viny. Flavor had a nice creamy mouthfeeling of fruits, caramelly, vanilla, woody, whisky, big body, long complex finish, with vanilla, and dark choclate, and raisns. A werry nice IMP stout !!! dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Wow. If I took a blind taste test I would called this Bourbon County Stout bases on my previous knowledge. Pours thick and black with a small brown head. Nose is rich vanilla and chocolate, heavy alcohol notes, a little coffee and some nutty notes. Taste is sweet and rich, small amount of bitter for the balance. Mouthfeel is creamy and silky. Long aftertaste. ajax25g (76) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
33cl bottle from De Hopduvel in Gent. Pours dark oily black with literally no head. Complex nose of tobacco, smoke, almond liqueur, and maybe some leather. Full bodied with almost no carbonation. Taste is pretty boozy, with lots of oak up front. Later on you get prunes, chocolate, and port. Has a great long aftertaste of figs and tobacco. This young bottle was pretty hot, so I think sitting on this for a year or two would be wise. A bit more carb would be nice, but this is still an awesome beer! I salute the brewers at Emelisse.
vipinvelp (4475) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2012
Dark almost black with small offwhite foam head. Interesting smell, caramel and whiskey. Taste is chocolate and coffee, but also some whiskey. Interesting beer, need to repeat. (Bruinisse 201205) sebletitje (10096) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle sample kindly of Kees, headbrewer @ Emelisse. Holy smoke, this beer rocks!
Couleur brune foncée, presque pas de mousse pour une surface huileuse et dorée sur le verre.
Arôme malt chocolaté, poudre de cacao le tout sur un bouquet aux relents de café avec une barrique présente et agréable.
Le tout prend une dimension exceptionnelle au palais. Un très bon profile épais de malt grillé, chocolaté avec une douce note de café, expresso et moka, cela se mêle à une whisky Glenrothes qui est réchauffant et suit toutes les gorgées donnant une touche et fini douce allant sur la vanille.
Ça se laisse déguster, le tout développant un profile complexe. J’apprécie vraiment cette stout et le produit final venant de ce traitement en Glenrothes.
Borresteijn (7275) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, no head. Aroma of sweet Glen Elgin (tasted this beer side-by-side with the single malt), which is honeyish, fruity, slightly floral, sweet coffee, some alcohol, roasted malts. Flavour is sweet, coffee, lovely Glen Elgin presence, hard roasted malts, bon-bons, still never overly sweet, light alcohol and roasted malts bitter finish. Fullbodied, no carbonation. Loved it. lumos3 (9) - ITALY - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
pours and deep dark color, evanescent top, sofltly bitter. Rosted malt and whisky on the noise, vanilla, chocolate, and cofee after. Top beer for me Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle @ tasting. Black pour. Aroma is subtle whiskey, well hidden in loads of roasted malts, nuts, caramel, vanilla, sugar, chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate, bread, vanilla and tobacco. Slightly warming finish. Really well balanced. Great aging.