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


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Our Imp Russian Stout brewed with only Sorachi Ace. First brewed in 2012.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Black with a small but persistent beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, plums, raisins, molasses, hint of dill. Velvety mouthfeel, full bodied, thick and complex on the palate, subtle bitterness, with some roasty wood notes on the finish. Taste is chocolate, raisins, lemon peel, dates, prunes, molasses. Damn this is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3905) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle from quicklearner, thanks! Aroma is roasty and fresh, quite weird. Some fresh mint sensations with a big roasted malt character. Not ashy, though. Pours a really dark brown with a brown head that leaves some lacing and has a somewhat good retention. Taste is again fresh and not too sweet (good!), some roasted malt induced bitterness. Minty flavors along some coffee-like feelings. Alcohol is felt quite a bit. Carbonation is medium-high, a bit too much for me. Body is kinda full, still. A weird one, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (4547) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml meilleure avant 2014. Merci Patrick. Liquide brun fonc avec une mousse paisse. Un nez de chocolat et de houblon herbeux. En bouche le liquide dveloppe de drles de saveurs acides, piquantes. Une bire un peu chaude. Cest un drle de mlange qui mon humble avis ne fonctionne pas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3710) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle thanks to Douberd and the European Local Swap II. Black colour with a light beige head, good retention with nice lacework. Aroma is coffee and black chocolate, toasted malts with hints of bourbon. Flavor is smooth and creamy, roasted and toasted malts, coffee, licorice traces, ripe fruit and borbon dominating. The final is slightly alcoholic, with light bitterness and a long and strong bourbon aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2015 Black body with thin head. Nose of malts, licorice and caramel. Taste is nice dark molasses, licorice, some hops in the house. Quite complex and layered. Tres bien!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riktw (24) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
Nice beer, bit thick and sticky with a ligthbrown head. Chocolate, bit of liquorice like the normal emelisse IRS. This one is more herbal tasting and more in your face then the normal IRS, not an everyday beer but very nice to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Armadill0 (353) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has sweet liquorice, cocoa, some soy and chocolate. Taste has cocoa, roasted malt and some citrus. Quite sour in the middle. Alcohol punches through a bit, mixing oddly with the flavor. Not bad at all. Taste is general is a strange mix of dry hops and sweet malt. Packs a punch and definetly has character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5516) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
Une bouteille de 33 cl. Meilleure avant 2014. Une belle robe brune fonce et une mousse impratrice. Une dentelle qui sparpille sur ma tulipe. Au nez, je sens des fruits tnbreux, de la vanille sale, des pointes chocolates et dagrables notes rties. De faon honnte, je ne reconnais pas trs bien le jeu du Sorachi. Sur les papilles, des saveurs de malts rtis, de raisins et de sucres noircis qui sont bien imbibes par un alcool floral et poivr. En bouche, un corps bien crmeux qui stend avec une belle vhmence. Un mouvement des bulles qui rend lappareil acceptable. Une finale chaude et brlante comme une premire gorge de Bombay Sapphire.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rood (92) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2013
If you want to smell & taste pickles, dille, bubblegum and coffee bitternes, this is your beer. Im not fond of the in your face presence of the Sorachi Ace hop. Not an improvement to me in comparison with the regular RIS from Emelisse. Price 4/quality ratio: below par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (1614) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2013
beige head siappears fast with some lacing. coffee colour. aroma of dill, bubblegum, vanilla and coco. taste is sweet aftertaste boozy, coffee, dill, liquorice. warm mouthfeel, little carbonation, dense body. bottle 33 cl

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