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


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
One of the several special editions of their imperial stout, matured on Bowmore casks. Pale beige, stable head, ink black colour. Strongly roasted aroma like the basic beer, the iron and the peat are there again too, coffee beans, nutmeg, dates, bitter chocolate as usual, but all drenched in a very noticeable, even somewhat overpowering whisky sauce. Taste is full and complex, spicy, bit of iron, oily mouthfeel, dark fruits, finishing not only in roasted bitterness but also in warming whisky presence (whether it is Bowmore or another single malt is hard to determine) as well as an agreeable woodiness. The Emelisse impy clearly benefited from this whisky bath, which only added to its complexity and has covered the astringent alcohol a bit with a more gentle, warming, pleasant whisky alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma is old wood, roasty, coffee. Full body, roasty, whiskey barrel, coffee, hint of alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3759) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. Near black with tan head. Aroma smokey, peat and oily black malts. Taste has lots of whiskey, smoke, peat, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at the chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours brown-black with a creamy beige head. Heavy peat character, oily, with tar and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming on the finish with rich and lingering peat, some dark chocolate, a bit of burnt earth. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (389) - Tasmania, - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is hard roasted malts, chocolate, whisky, light coffee. Big sweetness, roast, woody, smoky, whisky. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2102) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a very dark brown a coffee coloured head. Aroma has some light soy meatiness, slightly cakey too with a hint of vanilla.Full body, light carbonation. Coffee, treacle, chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, booze, a light mustiness - the leathery peaty whisky comes through quite strongly towards the end before going into a dusty bitter espresso finish. A touch harsh maybe, but it’s really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gkohler1 (2) - schoorl, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014 does not count
Dit bier trof mij als een mokerslag. 15 jaar geleden stopte ik met mijn zelfbrouwhobby. Begin dit jaar met een klein clubje de proefhobby weer opgepakt. Doel in 2014 100 Hollandse bieren van de tap. Dit was nr 35 dit jaar. Van de tap in de Wildeman, in Amsterdam. Ik had inmiddels ontdekt dat er veel veranderd was in brouwland. Maar dat dit kon leek mij onmogelijk. Zo ver over de top. Of je een emmer slagroomyoghurt naar binnen spoelt. Meer wil je, alleen maar meer, maar dat durf je niet vanwege het percentage. Bij de bierkoning daarna flesjes gekocht, allemaal gerijpt op een andere whiskey barrel. Zojuist deze borrowmore geopend en geproefd. Nog beter dan die van de tap. Hulde hulde aan de brouwer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vonpolski (24) - Borup, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 A very interesting beer. With a strong aftertaste. Dark and heavy. An aroma of coffee and chocolate. The Whisky finish is Balanced. A good beer to heavy food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9250) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood, lots of peat, flavor of peat, wood, smoke, coffee, whiskey, malt acidity, full bodied, great

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