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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Arberg barrels.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kaivoetmann (5) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
Bought this by recommendation from the shopkeeper at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam! Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak and peat. Flavor of malts, coffee, smoke, tar, peated whisky, oak, slight sting of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. Might just bee the best beer i tried so far! Great recommendation dude!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kikuzzo (142) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 10, 2013
Incredibile, impenetrabile e avvolgente... esperienza da godere senza fretta. Mi portato indietro a quando mio padre fumava la pipa e la domenica mattina prima di pranzo usava il tabacco leggero, dolce e un po’ vanigliato.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (567) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle @ home. R.I.S. riposata in botti di ardbeg. Pregiata!!! profuma di affumicato , di caffè e anche di nocciola. il colore è nero imperscrutabile la schiuma cremosa come ci si aspetta. infinito lacing sul bicchiere. Gustosa all’inverosimile, piacevolmente calda/alcolica, parecchio affumicata, e il gusto del caffè è il predominante.Il luppolo è ben prensente ma non rende amaricato il tutto, dona solo un tocco di amaro più rotondo e gradevole. Finale appiccioso, persino dolciastro per via dell’alcol non molto lungo.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (933) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2012
No head, ink-black liquid. Superb woody-smoked Islay malt nose; peaty, phenolic, tarr and seasalt. Even more phenolic & tarry than the nose, but in the background, retronasal, an alcoholic fire of toasted and roasted malts is burning. Sweet black coffee notes. This is unidimensional AND balanced - rare! Warming, slick-viscous but not really thick MF. Oh, I know, I’m a s*cker for anything Islay and smoked. Even more thanks, thus, Kees!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (9829) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2012
From bottle @ ACBF 2012. Peat dominating the aroma. Initial toffee, sweet malts and milk chocolate totally wiped out by the peat, The aftertaste seems to last forever. Ardbeg all over the place.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (2743) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
On bottle at Haand festival in Drammen,Norway Intense aromas of whisky and and burnt coffee. Full body & high complexity. Whisky aromas very well integrated Long aftertaste As Ardbeg is one of my favorite whisy brands and I always enjoy an imperial stout- this was true love

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
Jet black beer, rather big dissipating tan head. Lovely aroma of peat, whisky, smoke, roasted malts, ash and light dark chocolate. Flavour sweet malty, whisky, peat, ash, milk chocolate. Full and silky mouthfeel. Finish peated whisky and burned malts. Holy smoke, I just love it when good beer and Islay flavours are combined.
(taster glass from bottle @ 5th ACBF, 2012)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jfb (3464) - GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
(bottle) pours a deep black colour with a small dark beige head, very viscous. aroma of iodine, peat smoke, seaweed, light coffee and chocolate, brown sugar and herbal hops. flavour is toasted malts, furnace ash, caramel, brown sugar and lots of peat smoke, barrel-dominated yet surprisingly well-balanced. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaartenRF10 (1464) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
Very dark, dark brown head. Aroma and taste very peaty. Lots of whiskey in this one, more than in any other BA stous by Emelisse. Wood is als o very present. Other imperial stout elements like chocolate, coffee and roasted malts are harder to find, although there is quiet some bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. But as a huge whiskey fan (and Ardberg being one of my favorites) I really enjoy this beer! Body is good, carbonation relatively high, that might have been a bit smoother.


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