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

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Arberg barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with no head. Aroma of very strong whiskey, dark malts, some chocolate and cocoa and mild wood and vanilla notes. Flavour of whiskey, malts, cocoa, vanilla and hints of coffee. More like a whiskey than a beer.
3425

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours almost black, with a brown head. Huge, clearly smoky aroma, malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, peat, coffee, tobacco. Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. Very smoky, oaked taste, vanilla, peat, iodine, malt, coffee beans, tobacco. Complex, slightly burning, ashy finish. (2012-09-01)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3615) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
330ml bottle from Bieresgourmet. Vertical with Sorachi Ace version

Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of strong peated notes, roasty malts, hints of smoke and licorice. Taste is strongly peated and smoked with some hints of roasty malts, licorice, vanilla and oak. Finish is again heavy on peaty notes, with some smooth licorice and wooden notes. Awesome if you like Islay whiskies, but the peatiness dominates perhaps a bit too much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (202) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2013
Pours an average light brown frothy head that mostly diminishes. Body is flat black. Aroma contains roasted and burnt malts, caramel, milk chocolate, mild coffee, grass, orange and lemon, dough, leather, earth, banana, grape, raisin, cask wood, smoke, licorice, alcohol, spices, peat and whiskey. Flavor starts off light acidic and light bitter, to go to sweet and light bitter and to finish peaty and bitter. Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Less fruity and more peaty than Emelisse standard Russian Imperial Stout. The Ardbeg whiskey brings a nice addition to the flavors but doesn't improve the beer, just changes it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2013
The beer tastes and has a whiff of smoke, raisins with a sweet combination. A very good beer, though it has a high content of alcohol that I can not feel. Drink it like to dessert.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielyabu (1132) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 30, 2014
light brown virtually none head and lacing. mostly lasting. flat thick black body. aroma: heavy malty, dark bread, dark chocolate, mild coffee, cask wood, solvent, petrol, gasoline. if and ff: moderate sweet bitter and salty; long duration. palate: medium full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Estranha e peculiar presença defumada/salgada. Bem alcoólica. Muito diferenciada do estilo. 220 s

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1336) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a slowly growing tan brown head. Beautiful. Smells paint, peated, roasted, ash and coffee. Tastes chocolate, coffee bitter, peated, roasted. Nice! Low carbo, medium to thick body and an oily texture.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 11% as the others. Pours a pitch black beer, with a small and thin dark brown head, mostly consisting of big bubbles, but with great retention. Aroma of whiskey, peat, roasted malts and coffee, a bit of alcohol. Taste is once again great, lots of roasted malts and their light bitterness, vanilla, light alcohol but in general very well hidden, whiskey, a bit of smoke on the finish. Full body, low carbonation, sticky on the palate. Another well done from Emelisse.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
33cl bottle from BierNavigatie. Dark brown (almost black) with a small tan head. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. Sweet with some coffee and herbal tones. Coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, wood, herbs, warming alcohol and dark fruits. A woody imperial stout with a nice whiskey vibe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garlic_of_Doom (394) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a fizzy creamy head, rests down to a ring. Aroma has peat, smoke cigar, slight alcohol Taste is sweet up front followed by peat, cigar roasted malt, slight hop bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation, thick mouth feel. Peaty, smokey after taste.
Sure, the barrel ageing takes a bit over hand but hey, I love peaty stouts. :)


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