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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Arberg barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1041) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2013
Pours a black body with a somewhat creamy, light-brown head of moderate size that reduces to a very thin fully lasting layer that laces the glass well. The aroma is strong, burnt and very boozy. At first I thought I got mainly cognac, but after a short while peat and whisky started to come forward, and finally the aroma is rather dominated by peaty whisky. Also some general sour smoke notes, alcohol and light hoppy notes. The taste is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Very strong flavours of peaty whisky and smoke that effectively drowns most other contributions. I do get some faint traces of something fruity in the back, but I’d liked those element to be more evident. The smoke leaves the throat a bit dry, a kind of snuff like dryness that isn’t that lovely, but otherwise the mouthfeel is close to perfect. The alcohol is very present, but not disturbing. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A bit rough, but still a delicious sipper.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (508) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Thick oily pour no real head bit of froth and bubble around the edge of glass no real carbonation the aromas the peat of the whiskey influence rich fruit vanilla dark chocolate liquorice the flavours dry note roast coffee cocoa dried fruit raisin dark chocolate medium bitter liquorice citrus and the finish peat a little strong but an okay imperial goes down well best tastes richness dry note fruit touches good imperial

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (550) - NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2012
smoke, nuts, roasty, black, cloudy, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Smokiness, malt sweetness and hops bitterness are very balanced, although the sweetness and bitterness are use to fight the smokiness as this is very strong. Smells like a islay

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3283) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 Bottle at home. Black pour, thin dark brown head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is harsh, ashy, roasted, iodine, medicinal and wet sigar indeed. Flavor is even more wet sigar, very ashy and with tar. Quite offensive brew. Out of balance. Still unique and intriguing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dutchbeerpages (1557) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2012
This beer is very complex, amazing what you can do with one single style. This beer is very smokey, herby and most of all peaty. For me personally a litle too much but it is a fairly amazing beer nonetheless, something I have never tasted before. Bottle from De Bierkoning.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled at PBF. Black, small beige head. Huge peaty whisky aroma. Sweet and dense, really full bodied. Tar and licorice, loads of Ardbeg whisky. The whisky character is absolutely overwhelming, if it wouldn’t have been Ardbeg it would have been awkward. Now it’s like drinking an Ardbeg diluted in licorice, whish is not a bad thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6314) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aroma is heavy smoked with some malty and chocolate notes. Tar and soy. The flavour is tar, smoke and some roasted malt. Its extremely Ardbeg like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5630) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours black with a small light brown head. Arom of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, whisky, oak, peat. Flavor of malts, coffee, smoke, tar, peaty whisky, aok, booze. Medium body, soft carbonation, slight alcohol burn in the finish. 190912

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3424) - 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 MrHangover’s tasting)


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