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

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Arberg barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1531) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
flesje bij de mitra, zwart met minimale bruine kraag, met een moutig karakter in de aroma ( gebrande- geroostede- en turf/veen mouten). De smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig tot redelijk bitter, zeer sterke smaken, zwakke fruitigheid, redelijk kruidig. volle body, romig in de mond, lage co2, en een afdronk die kruidig is. Ken de Ardbeg whisky verder niet, maar blijkbaar een enorm turfachtige islay-whisky, dat is iig goed te ruiken en te proeven, behoorlijk complex, de overweldigende turf/veen/teer/rook en as vind ik iets té sterk aanwezig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (568) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
Thick, almost black brown, with thin beige film and a few big bubbles. Smoke, berries, burnt toast, mocca mouse, almost bourbon boozyness, port, wood, earthy. Medium sweet bith burnt bitterness. Thick bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Biiiig and complex stuff, but it’s slightly too extreme for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1272) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
Oily black colour, syrupy. Thin head of dark brown foam. Very rich and complex character. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, ardbeg whiskey and peat. Very well balanced between bitterness and some light sweetness. Full of taste. Very good!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ericius (2) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
This might be the first and last time I will be giving full score. Perfect balance off great beer and whisky. This is defenitely the best beer I have ever tasted! Taking a sip envelopes you into a great adventure of rich flavors that keep on coming and changing for minutes long. It will grab your attention every time again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1048) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a pitch black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, peat, coffee, oak, Ardberg whiskey, smoke. Flavour is peat, liquorice, whiskey. Nice long bittersweet finish. My second White Label from Emelisse, another true winner.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moolesen (191) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Number 5 of a range of 7 Emelisse IRS. What an evening... Very nice big head. Perfect match of peat. Top beer. More peat than iodine. My kind of beer. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from jmgreenuk - thanks John! Whoa - totally different flavour to the Wild Turkey version, but hey, I guess that’s the point eh? Duh. Dry, full of whiskey vapours like the boozy whiskey experiences of my misspent youth. Papery, inflammable quality. Slightly less beige head than the Wild Turkey. Antiseptic scent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SuperTiti33 (502) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Très noir. Presque aucun collet. Nez: très fumée. Tourbe. Chocolat noir. Vanille. Bouche: riche. Whisky fumé. Réglisse salé. Très amère. Café corsé. Caramel. Noix. Boisé. Tourbe à fond. Sucré. Beurre. Liquoreuse. Mentalement géniale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, thanks to Ingo! BB 03.15 A. Sampled on November 25, 2013.
Clear very dark red to black color, dark brown head. Dry, peat, cocoa, smoke, grainy scent. Smoke, dry, ashes, alcohol, sweet, roasted taste. Dry, smoke aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Smoked character is a bit too dry and peaty for me, I like it more to the sweet side and smoke at the same time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (4562) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle, thanks Eddan. Black with a small tan head. A lot of whisky both in the aroma and taste, also salt, peat and licorice. Not balanced but a nice beer to sip. The body was full and the aftertaste very long. Not a beer for the weak ones.


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