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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Arberg barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4252) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
Poured an oily black with a small, tight tan head which quickly disappeared. Aroma of peatyness overpowers everything else in the nose (good job I like my Islay malts). Smooth, creamy medium body. flavour is of the peaty roasted malt dominating, with a very dry, bitter aftertaste. Excellent for what it is, but a very acquired taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (782) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle from Voldby. Black colour with a small off-white head. Smoky aroma of roasted malt, licorice and notes of chocolate. Very smoky taste. Roasted malt, some licorice, chocolate and maybe some coffee too. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Smoke and licorice in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (5306) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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 (22274) - 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 (9436) - 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 (6077) - 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 (6239) - 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 (6312) - 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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