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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Arberg barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jfb (3758) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaartenRF10 (1584) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1554) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
Fantastiskt gott. Smak och doft av massor av rök, malt, ekträ, mörk choklad, saltlaktris, bränt socker, katrinplommon, rostade toner, espresso med toner av mörk torkad frukt och vanilj. Välbalanserad, whiskeykänsla med en trevlig rökig beska med smak av saltlaktris och bitter mörkchoklad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1179) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
Volle zwarte kleur met een goede fijne bruine kraag. Volle geur van koffie, vanille, iets peated en iets alcohol. Volle smaak, duidelijk peated, iets hout, koffie, vanillie en iets alcohol en een lekker bittertje en iets alcohol nasmaak. Dikke structuur. Lekker!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2890) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 9, 2012
The earthy, peaty sting of Aardbeg mixed with the coffee and chocolate of their imperial stout. Bitter, with an uncompromising smokiness. Stings a bit, but very enjoyable. Tried with Dave at the brewery in April, 2012.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4622) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black, thin light brown head. Aroma of, well, Ardbeg whisky, peat, sweet earthy liquorice root, salty liquorice, oak, coffee. Flavour is sweet, peat, earth, light salty smoke, salty liquorice, oak, hard roasted malts, coffee, whisky presence is quite obvious in this beer, and it’s very sweet, but it’s just lovely. Medium to fullbodied, soft to flat carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 19, 2012
Small bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Wow, intense aroma, huge. Salty, pork, bog, rotting grass. Incredible whisky to base this off of, need to find that on its own. Great balanced body for such a strong base beer. Interesting counter to the base RIS which was tasted by its side. Challenging, wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laiti (5626) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 06/2015
No head at all even though I tried to form one. Aroma is slightly sweet and rather strong on peat. Flavour is salty with peat and some licorice. Very good, this has the full Ardbeg character without the sting of alcohol or overwhelming whisky notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (802) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours pitch black with a small tan head and a sweet aroma with notes of whiskey, peat, coffee, cigar smoke and roasted malts. The taste is mildly sweet with strong notes of peat, whiskey and hints of dark chocolate, espresso, roastes malts and smoked eel. A really nice beer this is!


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