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

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Arberg barrels.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. I poured quite aggressively (from high and fast) but still hardly any head. Brown in color, though. The beer is almost pitch black. No, it’s not pitch black. Light penetrates the fringe of the surface, revealing a very dark brown (almost black) color. The aroma that mostly comes through is a noticeable whiskey. The flavors are nice; some whiskey at the start, some mossy smoke and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth but not creamy. Finish is a bit of bitter smoke.

The BA in this does not come through as hints; it’s very noticeable. The aroma, and to a lesser degree the flavors, of Scotch, are not my thing. But still, this is a good beer. I’m a fan of imperial stouts. Aging it in an Ardbeg cask can’t ruin it THAT badly for me!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5329) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from trade with Bierkoning, veel dank. Black color with small beige head. Aroma of dark malt, peat, chcolate, coffee. Taste, milk chcolate, roasted dark malt, licorice, peat, whiskey. Strong alcoholic finish. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
visionthing (3133) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at Haand ølfestival. Pitch black with a nice, beige head. Loveley smell of Ardbeg! Peaty and smoky aroma with dark fruits, hints of licorice and dark chocolate. Full bodied with slightly soft carbonation. Medium sweet with lovely Ardbeg flavour and a smoky and peaty finish. Very well balanced and simply delicious. Excellent! (2013-05-25)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2515) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Very complex brew. Basis is an intense imperial stout with strong notes of whiskey. Aftertaste is simply amazing, it lastes more than a minute.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1508) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a pitch black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, dark chocolate, peat, coffee, oak, Ardberg whiskey, smoke. Flavour is peat, liquorice, whiskey. Nice long bittersweet finish. My second White Label from Emelisse, another true winner.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1321) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle@cafe frape. Black no head no carbonation. Fine smooth heavy mouthfeel. Intens phenols. Peat. The bitterness is hidden in the alcohol. Great smokey brew. Lagavulin.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hereandbeer (14) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 Dark as the night, sweet chocolate barrel-tastic nose. Thick syrupy body, sweet dark malts, chocolate and coffee notes with undertones of tropical fruits. Finishes with a nice heavy bitterness leaving you wanting more.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4745) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is peaty, chocolate, taste is sweet and chocolatey, thin, dry and peaty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutz (668) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
Zwart van kleur, ik moest moeite doen om er wat kraag op te krijgen maar eenmaal aanwezig bleef die onverwacht lang en plakkerig aanwezig. Olieachtige dik. Aroma van drop,stroop, peper. De whisky, hout en turfgeur rook ik alleen in het begin even. Smaakt pittig peperig, koffie, vaag whisky, vrij zoet. Veel body en nasmaak. Goed spul.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (1067) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
0,33l fles gedeeld met Nikos. Zwart met een minimale bruine kraag. Aroma van turf, leukoplast steenkool. Smaak is vurig bitterzoet met rubber en peated whisky. Afdronk vol en lang met dronk en salmiak tonen. Mondgevoel is olieachtig. Erg mooie balans tussen het bier en de whisky.


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