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


on tap

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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with some ruby hints and a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and whisky barrel aroma with weak peaty hints. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with weak peaty barrel hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 11, 2011
Draught at ACBF. Opaque black, bubbly head that collapses quickly. Nose is salty, alcohol, whisky. Toasted malts, peat. Mouth is peaty, full of malty silkiness, smooth with an alcohol hit. Quite an enjoyable beer, slight barrel domination.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (4089) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
(draught) pours a pitch black colour with a bubbly off-white head. aroma of toasted malts and brown sugar, sweet confectionary, yeast and bread, char, peat smoke, also slightly perfumed. flavour is milk chocolate, espresso and toasted malts, with lots of prominent peat smoke, ash and a medium sweetness. the barrel is beautifully integrated. medium to heavy-bodied with the softest carbonation imaginable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a small, beige, diminshing head. Sweet with aromas of malts, toasted malts, chocolate, alcohol and residual sugars. Also some aromas of dark, dried fruits. Tiny hints of liquirish. Full bodied. Quite soft carbonation. Chocolatey finish with more dried fruits. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (5739) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 33cl bottle from ABCBeers. Slighly better than his normal RIS which was already excellent :-) Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11260) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours deep black with just some slight brown edges. Fine, staying, small, creamy, cappucino head. Lovely whiskey aroma, mild boozyness, some roasted hazel nuts, mild liqourice, coffee and dark chocolate. Medium carbonation, fairly light and somewhat oily mouthfeel. Flavour starts with mild oaky dryness, some sweet malts, hard roasted, good chocolate, mild whiskey notes. Very malty dry and bitter in the finish. Very lovely barrel aging on a good Imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. It pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. The aroma is peat, light smoke, dark fruit, roasted malt, some alcohol and hops. Light coffee notes. Quite whisky boozy flavour with notes of oak, dark fruit, tar, peat, light coffe and hard roasted malt. Fruity hops in the finish along with oak and hard roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2011
A black colored with no head. The aroma of vailla, smoke malts and dark fruits. The taste has a full flavor of smoked malts, bitter mocca, dark fruits, dry with notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is dry bitter with mocca malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2011
33 cl bottle, Copenhagen, Denmark. Jet black pour, no head until a faint line rings the glass. Burnt malt aroma with a woody base and some seaside freshness. Mellow with a spruce-resin hit followed by a sweet earthy ink finish. A less intense whisky burn rounds it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Thanks rateyourpoison for sharing! Pours a thick deep brown with no head at all. Aromas very sweet and boozy lots of toffee and caramel brown sugar and scotch woody notes. Flavor starts with a rich sweet syrupy carMel candy and brown sugar note. Picks up the aggressive woody and earthy Scotch notes before a boozy and fusel sweet finish. Medium to full very sticky syrupy body and zero carbonation. Odd without carbonation Almost liquor like and very sweet and candyish.

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