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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle at home, 15th March 14. Pours black, with a light tan, small head, eaked out from high pour. Aroma of liquorice root, some slight peat and whiskey, taste is sublime, liquorice, perfect blend with the barrel, slight oak, a little alcohol, palate is thick and luxurious. This is superior to the Bowmore BA from De Molen, due to balance. A pleasure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2614) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Pitch black and thick with a thick medium mostly lasting brown head and good lacing. Aroma is mostly of peat (but not overpowering) along with roasted malt, smoke, caramel, light vanilla and hints of fruits. Taste is only slightly sweet and dominated by peat. Thereís also roasted malt, caramel, smoke and light fruity notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Peated finish. Very good BA RIS. I was afraid that it would be too peated, but itís not bad at all actually. Impressive balance considering the barrel treatment. Not too heavy for an 11% abv beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Quite complex and tasty too. I enjoyed it a lot!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
Black with well retained, dark, creamy head. Aroma of bitter roast malts and also sweeter whiskey-esque malts. Flavours of dried fruits, bittersweet roasted malts and light smoke. Very thick texture with low/moderate carbonation. Very good stout-versus-whiskey balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mateuszk (178) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark black, nice head with little bubbles, stays during drinking. In aroma mainly peat, whiskey notes, some chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and licorice. Full bodied, oily, medium/low carbonation. In taste same notes as in aroma, nicely balanced bitterness, alcohol slightly noticible with nice warming effect. Great drink.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moolesen (152) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black witt mocca creamy head. Looks very nice. Nose: Peat, vanilla, dark chocolate and hints of concentrated espresso. This is promising... And what a taste.... Creamy, concentrated, and extremely rich. English liquorice is as well present. Waht a great beer this is.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henkjanwiegers (118) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle with HG @ home. Pours a deep dark color with a sturdy Brown head. Aroma is coffee, a little sour, some hops. Taste is strong coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, smoked wood, port, laurel. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate, mocca. Great beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (781) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
33cl. Bottle. Pours black with tan bubbly head. Aroma alcohol, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, whisky, roasted malts, licorice. Taste chocolate sweet, burned smoked bitter, smoke in the finish. Mouthfeel thick, oily, creamy. Amazing brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 11% Totally black in colour, with a big brown head on top, thick and with very good retention. It insists and leaves a quite thick film on the beerís surface after most of it has collapsed. rings of lacing formed around the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, whiskey, smoke, some chocolate, Taste is good, roasted malts and coffee, along with its bitterness, alcohol well hidden, a touch of whiskey and its burn on the finish. Great mouthfeel, very thick body, the carbonation on very good levels. Sticky on the palate. Overall very good, my expectations for some reason were higher and although it didnít meet them, I canít say I am that disappointed, is a great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GraveAtSea (138) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Black color with small, brown head. Aroma: roasted malts, whisky, coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate and coffee liqueur - nice. Exellent complex and smooth taste with notes of coffee, whisky, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Warming long finish. Nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. Good RIS.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (877) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
Ink black colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, peaty notes, wood, whiskey, a little smoke. Flavour is roasty, whiskey, with a long bitter aftertaste. Another stellar BA brew from Emelisse.


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