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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.


stobbe74's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a black beer with a weak beige head. The aroma is weak with malt, fruit, roasted, dried fruit and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose with additional peat and smoke. The palate is smoke, roasted and sweetness. Overall a good beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFF (112) - - JUN 18, 2016
Arômes de chocolat, robe noire, mousse beige stable, faible carbonation. En bouche, cacao, amertume et grains torréfiés. Corps onctueux qui soutien le tout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1699) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2016
Slowbeer ontap(4-Jun-16)Wood peat vanilla plum aroma.Oil colour,little head&suds lace.Peat vanilla, spirit plum flavour.Soft vanilla peat finish&whiskey malt spirit aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (585) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2016
330ml bottle BB Dec 2020. Impenetrable black with nice foamy persistent mocha head. Oak and peat smoke immediately apparent in the aroma, along with vanilla, roasted meat, leather, dark chocolate. Very smoky and oaky in flavour too, with big molasses, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, dry oak tannins. Quite dry and roasty in the finish. Medium to full bodied and lightly acidic. Really good but would’ve benefited from further aging to round it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1761) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2016
Smokey burnt wood aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Smokey malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 3, 2016
Tap. Black, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (529) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndreasP (45) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
Soft and creamy in mouthfeel, a lots of smoke in the taste. Good blending with the very nice imp stout

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Pitch black color. Huge size, brown head, stays. Peat, smoky, woody, oak, whiskey, sweetish in aroma. Peat, bit earthy, oak, smoky, woody, sweet in taste. Smoked peat is everywhere in aftertaste. Long lasting pleasure in mouth. Soft carbonation. Tannin-like "bitterness". Drying mouthfeel, but then again awakes saliva glands. Fantastic brew! More!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13255) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2016
330ml bottle (Uba ja Humal, Tallinn)
Black, tight persistent tan head. Really deep dry peaty burntness in the aroma, Tarry, smells like there was a fire here a week ago. Super rich full palate, hugs the tongue, pleasant carbonation stops it being heavy. Taste rich and burnt, a proper seriously stout stout. But a massive burnt tarry peatiness too, Sweetish, but not sugary or sticky. Lots of heavy in this, but amazingly it’s not that heavy. Don’t get 11% from this - in fact it’s remarkably mellow. Finish a pleasant burntness, no astringency, and some peatiness. Such a contrast against the Bruichladdich one, which was a booze bomb monstrosity. Still beer with stuff added, but good beer, and good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (1525) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. BB 12.2020. Pours somewhat reddish dark brown with a huge tan head. Looks stunning! The aroma is dominated by the peated malts, almost difficult to get any beer from it, but later on the sweet chocolaty and roasty base starts to come through. Tastes sweet, with the peat and roast giving it a somewhat black bread sourish character too. The finish is rather bitter. Silky smooth mouthfeel, subdued carbonation... So nice and soft in the mouth.... Good drinkablitiy, dangerously so - the alcohol only comes across as enjoyable heat in the throat. Superb stuff.


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