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

bottled
common

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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is smoky, peaty and salty. Taste has smoky roast to start with peaty liquorice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle, 01/01/2014. Pours black, frothy dark tan head fades to a splotchy haze on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma of salt, smoked peat, intense dark roast and overripe dark fruit underneath, charred barrel. Taste is creamy chocolate, sweet dark fruit and peat, charred bitterness with vanilla, smoke and whiskey in the finish. Heavy body, smooth. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Black with medium dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and whisky. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, whisky and quite bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (6351) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of whiskey, roastiness, a bit of vanilla, wood, chocolate, cookie notes, peaty notes and some smokiness. Sweet flavor, smoky, somewhat peaty, with chocolate, whiskey, wood, roastiness, and a finish with some coffee and a bit of alcohol notes. Rather full-bodied, kinda silky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (647) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Thick black full oily beer with an incredible brown head with lacing. Roasted coffee flavours with a little smoke. Sweet beer. Warming alcohol, nice winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1614) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Black, brown head. Superbly balanced imperial stout. Full bodied, smooth, with soft roasted malts mild coffee and the right amount of bowmore.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon (467) - - DEC 11, 2013
Shared this bottle. Pitch black oily and very smokey. Full body and the smokiness from the barrel is incredibly intense. But still a good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 7, 2013
Black body, small brown head. Excellent alcoholic malty aroma with caramel, dark chocolate, licorice, whiskey, hints of strawbberies. Incredible, smooth, warming palate. Excellent, balanced roasted malty flavour with dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, honey, a great bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (190) - - DEC 7, 2013
A dark brown beer, with a good light brown head. In the nose there is peat, roasted malts, coffee, sweetness of the alcohol and coffee. It is full bodied beer, with a nice carbonation. In the taste there is peat, oak, tanine, coffee and alcohol. The aftertaste is peated, dry and light sweet of the alcohol. A nice BA version of the IRS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (374) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ home, from Mitra Beukenweg. Pours, thick dark brown, near black. Big bubbled chocolate brown head, which quickly fades. Nose is charcoal, liquorice, marshmallow. Full taste, thick mouthfeel. Quite bitter and smokey, with sweet undertone. Boozy. Nice.


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