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


on tap

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Arberg barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyr2 (28) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 26, 2014
This beer really gives you the taste of the smokey whiskey whence it was bottled in. Unfortunately Ardbeg ian’t my favorite, but still an amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a black colour. Taste and aroam is smokey and whisky like. Thick and oily on the palate, very good. Cheers Mike_77

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swieca (111) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Strong peaty aroma, with some chocolate in the background. Pours black with no head, only some dissappearing bubbles. Taste is whisky, lots of dark chocolate, bitter finish. Quite dry altough full bodied. Awesome beer - if one likes peaty aromas and whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3216) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5135) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
laiti (6454) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrefwoordPunk (818) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
From a 0.33 L bottle. Creamy yellow-blond head. Body is opaque, very dark brown. Peaty and swampy(!) aroma up front. Then strong phenols, reminiscent of rubber, and leather maybe. In a good way. Also some well roasted dark malts, with tones of wood and tar. Extremely flavorfull, without being unbalanced. Big roasted malt body. Charcoal, wood, burnt caramel, bitter coffee. Even som dark dried fruits and a gentle underlying sweetness. Amazing! Medium to full body. Creamy texture. Boldly bitter, roasty and malty finish. What a treat!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13033) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a small, foamy beige head. Huge peat nose, all smoke and roast, with some scorched earth notes. Big sweet flavor with lots more peat, whiskey, earth, dark chocolate and dirt. Big bodied with average carbonation. Moderately warming on the finish with loads of peat, smoke, burnt grass, burnt wood. It’s a hugely oaky, peaty beer, so if you enjoy that, you’ll enjoy this beer.

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