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Emelisse Black & Tan Bowmore BA

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


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle; many thanks for the awesome legend which is madmitch76; consumed at home; poured into my Moor Beer Company IPA glass. Lacing is white and the head has gone down but it was a nice full head if only very slight. The aroma is buzzing. Loads of peat; chocolate; Scottish whisky; velvet and leather. The taste is leather; peat; whisky; one penny Black Jack sweets (probably a fiver now); German black licorish; chocolate gateaux cake; velvet and blackburries from Bramling Cross. A really mental and insanely balanced beer! Really impressive work from a very overlooked brewery with an exceptional barrel-aging programme. Top work!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle [thanks to Bierkoning] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Dark brown color with a slight reddish hue coming through. Medium sized almost instantly diminishing slight brown head. Aroma has malts, hops, roastyness. Taste malts, hops, roastyness, slightly peat, a touch of wood and liquor. Full body, medium to full but suitable carbonation. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. So, this beer isn’t black.. First letdown. It’s brown with a minimal off-white head. Smells whisky, wood, peat, roasty. Tastes peat, whisky, wood, slightly smoked, roasty, bandaid. Medium to full body, nice carbo. Too much peat for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: Trevlig doft av fat. Smaken är lite mer diskret med små kaffetoner och annars inget märkvärdigt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Clear dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, hops, whiskey and peat. Also oak and roasted malt. The finish was long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Sampled bottle at GBF 2012. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma: peat, fruity, licorice. Taste: quite peaty, coffee, some tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit. Medium-bodied. The BA element is not very successful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (4020) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark, hazy brown colour with an one finger tanned head. Aroma of coffee, roast, grapefruit, pines, resin and hops. Flavour has a lot of sweetness to it, I expected or hoped for some more whisky, but it wasn’t there. Still a really good beer. Maybe it’s better that it had not that much whisky notes. It’s nicely located on the background.. very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. An unclear one, dark brown in color and with a finger-thick dark beige head. Peated, caramel malty aroma with a nice hoppyness in the back. Lots of beefstock in the flavor at first, then the peat kicks in, and there’s also a nice hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Bitter finish with something chemical I don’t really remember what is. Well, it’s a nice beer anyway. 110916

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2012
33cl bottle from Emelisse biershop. A 2xIPA? not sure. A hopped up British style brown maybe. Cuivrée, col beige léger laissant un léger filament doré au verre. Arôme est léger en barrique, malt caramel avec ce profile de Bowmore tourbe assez agréable et une pointe de levure. En bouche, profile gardant la lignée des Islay; tourbe et cendre avec une touche de torréfié et malt amer, pâle, caramel suivi d’un léger houblon dont les notes américaines rajoutent un côté agrumes fruité. La fin de bouche est sèche, tourbe, pointe de levure et un alcool réchauffant. Au final, la barrique reste en retrait, le tout étant facile à déguster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17823) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt, light whisky and rather hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 060312

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