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


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (368) - Tasmania, - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is hard roasted malts, chocolate, whisky, light coffee. Big sweetness, roast, woody, smoky, whisky. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1869) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown a coffee coloured head. Aroma has some light soy meatiness, slightly cakey too with a hint of vanilla.Full body, light carbonation. Coffee, treacle, chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, booze, a light mustiness - the leathery peaty whisky comes through quite strongly towards the end before going into a dusty bitter espresso finish. A touch harsh maybe, but it’s really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gkohler1 (2) - schoorl, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Dit bier trof mij als een mokerslag. 15 jaar geleden stopte ik met mijn zelfbrouwhobby. Begin dit jaar met een klein clubje de proefhobby weer opgepakt. Doel in 2014 100 Hollandse bieren van de tap. Dit was nr 35 dit jaar. Van de tap in de Wildeman, in Amsterdam. Ik had inmiddels ontdekt dat er veel veranderd was in brouwland. Maar dat dit kon leek mij onmogelijk. Zo ver over de top. Of je een emmer slagroomyoghurt naar binnen spoelt. Meer wil je, alleen maar meer, maar dat durf je niet vanwege het percentage. Bij de bierkoning daarna flesjes gekocht, allemaal gerijpt op een andere whiskey barrel. Zojuist deze borrowmore geopend en geproefd. Nog beter dan die van de tap. Hulde hulde aan de brouwer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vonpolski (24) - Borup, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 A very interesting beer. With a strong aftertaste. Dark and heavy. An aroma of coffee and chocolate. The Whisky finish is Balanced. A good beer to heavy food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8378) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood, lots of peat, flavor of peat, wood, smoke, coffee, whiskey, malt acidity, full bodied, great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
Quite black. Bubbly head. Aroma us rich, intense, full of chocolate, treacle, biltong, light molasses, and muscovado. No particular Bowmore aroma. Taste is full of peaty smoke, molasses, again biltong and dark sugars. Warm with a slight salty accent that feels Islay but not especially Bowmore. Finish is sweetish, a shot of espresso and the umami of a bloody ribeye. Fun stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (996) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle at home, 15th March 14. Pours black, with a light tan, small head, eaked out from high pour. Aroma of liquorice root, some slight peat and whiskey, taste is sublime, liquorice, perfect blend with the barrel, slight oak, a little alcohol, palate is thick and luxurious. This is superior to the Bowmore BA from De Molen, due to balance. A pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3103) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Pitch black and thick with a thick medium mostly lasting brown head and good lacing. Aroma is mostly of peat (but not overpowering) along with roasted malt, smoke, caramel, light vanilla and hints of fruits. Taste is only slightly sweet and dominated by peat. There’s also roasted malt, caramel, smoke and light fruity notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Peated finish. Very good BA RIS. I was afraid that it would be too peated, but it’s not bad at all actually. Impressive balance considering the barrel treatment. Not too heavy for an 11% abv beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Quite complex and tasty too. I enjoyed it a lot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3409) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
Black with well retained, dark, creamy head. Aroma of bitter roast malts and also sweeter whiskey-esque malts. Flavours of dried fruits, bittersweet roasted malts and light smoke. Very thick texture with low/moderate carbonation. Very good stout-versus-whiskey balance.

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