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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Pitch black, beige head. Whiskey aroma, roasted, tar and cocoa, vinous, some licorice. Whisky flavor, tar, cocoa, milky notes.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
Sample @ SBWF 2011. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly head leaving lace. Aroma is a bit raw oak harsh smoke. Flavor is sweet dark fruits oak smoke fruity. Finishes sweet smoked bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Pours black with beige head.Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, whiskey and peat.Flavor is sweet and roasted with some warming ,oaky and coffee notes.Medium body, average carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2011
Sampled a a festival (forgotten which), where I was said the beer had 12,2%ABV. Dark brown almost black color, small brown head. Smell and taste roasted malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, wood, slight sour hints and coffee. Good carbo, full body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of chocolate, oak, peat and roasted dark malts. Taste is a big step down - way too much whiskey barrel. Tastes mostly like whiskey with charred oak, chocolate and ash. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
33 bottle in the cellar. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma has peat, roasted malt, dark fruit and caramel. The flavour is sweet with some scotch, roasted malt, chocolate, peat and a bit of coffee. Dry bitter finish with some alcohol. Great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, raisins and woody sweet bourbon aroma. Medium sweet roasted malt flavor with a medium sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a complex good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2011
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, almost black body. When poured in the glass you get a small beige head. But that dissapears almost immediatly. It’s like you drink a cold coffee. The aroma is not that great, coffee that’s been on the table for a while and gets bitter with hints of dark chocolate. The taste However is great. Again coffee, dark chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11042) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
Vollmundiger Antrunk, später sind Holznoten klar erkennbar. Das Bier nimmt Bockbiercharackter an und wird süßer, zum Ende auch allkohollastig. Dezent röstig, vor allem im Abgang stark malzig. /9/9/11//10

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2122) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 26, 2011
Draught on the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival 2011! In the glass pitch black, with a good creamy head. The smell is coffee-like bitter, with lots of chocolate malts and very subtly whiskey aromas. Starts malty sweet, slightly whiskey-taste, low carbonated. Slight aromas of roasted coffee and caramel, chocolate and a little whiskey flavor. The aftertaste is short and sweet, slightly sweet malty, caramelized sugar.


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