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


on tap

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Arberg barrels.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hallinghansen (2362) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle @ Ulfborg. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is smoke, asphalt, tar, smoke. Flavor is tar, oil, smoke, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
0.33l bottle shared with Ina. This one is as black as the knigh, and it has a small light bubbly chocolaty tan head. Smells really smoky. Woody, peat and salty tar. Some roasted hints but the rope sea-smoky thing totally dominates. I like it. Itís thick and oily on the mouthfeel with a soft to average carbonation level. The taste is even more dominating on the smoky flavor. At times, perhaps a bit to much for my tongue. Peaty smoke, some saltiness and deep roastiness all the way. A bit one dimensional perhaps, but tasty. 22.09.2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2600) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
@ Basunen. Trevlig och tydlig whiskydoft. Smaken är inte alls så rökig heller ganska len och mjuk. Mycket fat men ändå balanserade toner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaivoetmann (5) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
Bought this by recommendation from the shopkeeper at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam! Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak and peat. Flavor of malts, coffee, smoke, tar, peated whisky, oak, slight sting of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. Might just bee the best beer i tried so far! Great recommendation dude!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. I poured quite aggressively (from high and fast) but still hardly any head. Brown in color, though. The beer is almost pitch black. No, itís not pitch black. Light penetrates the fringe of the surface, revealing a very dark brown (almost black) color. The aroma that mostly comes through is a noticeable whiskey. The flavors are nice; some whiskey at the start, some mossy smoke and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth but not creamy. Finish is a bit of bitter smoke.

The BA in this does not come through as hints; itís very noticeable. The aroma, and to a lesser degree the flavors, of Scotch, are not my thing. But still, this is a good beer. Iím a fan of imperial stouts. Aging it in an Ardbeg cask canít ruin it THAT badly for me!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Black with a small tan head. Aroma dominated by licorice and iodine. Sweet licorice and iodine flavour with a fruity touch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black color, beige head. Aroma of judain, peat and lots of whisky aromas. Flavor and mouthfeel are quite boozy but still very nice to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyB (23) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2012
Medium smoked, medium bitter, low sweet. In comparison with the normal IRS from emelisse, I only taste slightly more smoke and a little whisky. A nice one, but had better BA stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
Dark brown body and tan soapy head. Loads of whiskey, tobacco, peat and roasted. Rich taste, well pronounced but not really my thing with all that whiskey. (33cl bottle at MrHangoverís tasting)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3147) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
From bottle at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Black with no head. Mostly smoked peat whiskey onthe nose but also sweet and roasted notes. Heavy ash and fireplace notes on sweet roasted flavors. Full bodied and smooth to drink but a dry mouth at the end of the lengthy finish.

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