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


on tap

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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in Arberg barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (11544) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arve_Christian (4155) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (848) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2014
I can see why people could hate this beer as the Islay whisky influence is strong. I love Ardbeg so this is an almost perfect marriage of beer and whisky. Soft and cloying, but not subtle this is a beer that demands your attention. I would say under-carbonated but I can say I am happily sitting here like a dog lapping up peanut butter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
330 mel bottle. Pours black with very light head. Aromas of peat smoke and black coffee. Flavors of peat smoke, grass, heavily roasted malts, vanilla and coffee. Smooth smokiness that does not get overpowered by the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml at Café Buitenlust, Oirschot. Pours black with beige head. Peat, smoke, roasted aroma. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, peat, smoke, whiskey. Warming alcohol. Complex. My first BA beer and I loved it. Great stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
age_jellema (51) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Very good complex heeaaavy and strong smoky sweet russian imperial stout. Also woody

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jfb (4857) - Freising, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaartenRF10 (1776) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Emelissen Ardbeg-viskitynnyreissä kypsytetty imperial stout kaatuu lasiin mustana muodostaen vaalean ruskeaa vaahtoa. Tuoksu muistuttaa Ardbegista ja on myös kahvinen, savuinen ja paahtunut. Maussa puolestaan on kahvia, lakristsia, paahtunutta mallasta, lääkkeitä, savua ja lisää viskiä. Islay-viskeille tyypillinen turpeisuus tulee hyvin esiin sekä tuoksussa että maussa. Alkoholin maku tulee esiin vain viskimäisesti ja onkin poikkeuksellisen miellyttävää. Toisin olisi, jos maku muistuttaisi esim. kossua. Vähähiilihappoisuus ei tietenkään tällaisessa oluessa vaivaa ja olut soljuu alas kurkusta paksuna ja liukkaana. Viski on tässä tynnyrikypsytetyssä keskimääräistä vahvempi elementti, mutta ei hautaa muita makuja täysin alleen. Toimii siis vahvan viskiseksi olueksi erinomaisesti.

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