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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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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.


3.9
   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.

3.9
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenclansman (881) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 10, 2014
Pitch black oily color. Nice smoked-peated aromas. Roasted malt taste...smooth smoked aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2012
33cl, as Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout ’Ardbeg Barrel Aged’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, smoked/roasted and slightly alcoholic/sweet, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate, whisky, earth and peat. Roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of earth and peat. Roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Pours black and looks a bit thin. No head whatsoever. Air bubbles is all I got from a very vigorous pour. Nose is heavy peat scotch smoke. hard to smell anything else through the smoke but I am getting a hint of apple or pear. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter throughout until the end when the smoke hits and leaves a long bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. I’m not a big smoked beer fan but I am starting to like them more and more thanks to this kind of beer. It’s a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2012
33cl bottle @ tasting with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Courtesy of Dutchdrebus. Pitch black color, no head, no lacing. Smell moderately malty, lightly chocolate, hints of grapes, hints of raisin, hints of plum, port, slightly alcohol. Taste malts, moderate to heavy bitter, lightly alcohol, hint of chocolate, whisky and only lightly peat. Perfect balance! Long finish, medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5781) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
Black pour with a small beige head. Lots of peat in the aroma And flavor overpowering roasted malts and chocolate. Nice but not really balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
On tap @ Haand2012. Pour black with a brown head. Aroma of peat, whisky ,roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and peated with some oak, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle at Haand festival 2012. Lovely whisky aroma and flavour on top of a well rounded imperial stout. Lots of nice smoke.


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