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


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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Arberg barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (281) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
Shared bottle. Pours black with a light brown thin head. Aroma of whisky, oak, dark chocolate. Bitter finish from roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel, warmth of alcohol, little CO2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (726) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 14, 2014
On tap @ Six Roses, Lille - FR. Color: deep black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee domination. Sugar notes and small alcohol presence. Taste: good sensation on mouth, roasted malt and sugar combination is amazing. Coffee domination with almond notes. Aftertaste: high sugar domination with coffee and malt, alcohol notes from the BA. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
330ml bottle, thank to Benzai. Pours black with minimal to non-existent off-white head. Aroma is thick diesel barrel. Taste is massive peat, soil, powerful whisky flavours and oaky wood with strong dark malts. Big barrel aged influence on this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
One of my favourite beer genres, stored in barrells of my favourite whisky. High expectations! Smells of good whisky, with a lot of peat and a hint of coffee mocca. This is rich in taste, and both very powerful and very strong. The taste has much peat, dark chocolate, some coffee and of course a bit of alcohol. The dark chocolate is unfortunately overpowering the vanilla-like whisky notes I was looking forward to. But still, this is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (453) - HUNGARY - SEP 25, 2014
Kőkemény imperial stout, mely Ardbeg whisky befolyásolásától fűtve erősen tőzegfüstös, halvány acetonos, de leginkább bőrszagú aromákat domborít ki; nem a szűz torkoknak való nedű lesz. Szájban tartva igazán telt, óvatos szénsavtartalmú, és fanyarul édes-savanyú ízhatás kerít hatalmába minket, de természetesen az igazi csattanó a korty végeztével következik be, melynek során megízlelhetjük a füstös whisky-jegyek által belengett kalmopyrines keserűséget, amivel az egyébként sima és bársonyos test búcsúzik.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutz (646) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
Zwart van kleur, ik moest moeite doen om er wat kraag op te krijgen maar eenmaal aanwezig bleef die onverwacht lang en plakkerig aanwezig. Olieachtige dik. Aroma van drop,stroop, peper. De whisky, hout en turfgeur rook ik alleen in het begin even. Smaakt pittig peperig, koffie, vaag whisky, vrij zoet. Veel body en nasmaak. Goed spul.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
The Ardbeg barrel aged version of Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout. Thin beige head, colour totally black. Strong peaty and whisky-like aroma, bitter chocolate, restrained candied fruitiness, coffee powder and ashes. Velvety and powdery mouthfeel, concentrated flavour, dry and very smoky with strong roasted bitterness, peaty and alcoholic finish, but not too wry; whisky is present from beginning to finish, as if it were effectively added - not very subtle, actually. Interesting and complex enough, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (372) - Tasmania, - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Black with a light brown head. The aroma is fruity and dense, with shovelfuls of peat. The flavor is sweet, peat, some chocolate and dark roast malts. Recommend sharing a bottle but one to yourself is quite an experience. Not my favourite of the series even though I enjoy an Ardbeg from time to time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is peaty, chocolate, taste is sweet and chocolatey, thin, dry and peaty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
substithijs (6) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
Great imperial stout but have a hard time finding the ardbeg Poured an ardbeg supernova next to it and the beer compliments the whiskey. Overall a great beer with an explosian of taste

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