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

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Ardbeg barrels.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (9248) - Ursel, 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 (12176) - 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 (4695) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omega (886) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3022) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2124) - 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.

4.4
   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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ha1ag (849) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2016
Bottled in Frape, Thanks Peter! Pitch black color, average coffee brown head. Peated nose. Aroma is peated malts, smokey and roasted malts. Flavour is peat and smokey whiskey notes with low stout sweetness. Very balanced, excellent beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
On tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam. Pours a murky dark brown, almost black with a strong beige head. Aroma is totally like Isle Whiskey with peat notes. Taste is very complex: dark fruits, burnt malt, peat, smokey. Burnt malt, peat aftertaste. Amazing!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (4365) - 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)


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