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 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 (15331) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle@Home. Heavily peated aroma. Black, small brown head, good lace, pours very thick. Sweet, chocolate, liqourice, coffee but mainly lots of peat. Full bodied. Not very easy going obviously. And I must admit you gotta love peated whisky. But if you do it’s a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
An impressive stout. Close your eyes and you think you are smelling a fine whisky. This is a top class stout that is a delight for everyone who loves their beers above average. The body is light and the palate not too special, but the taste is a joy.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6608) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
visionthing (3887) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3201) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1545) - 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.

   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.

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