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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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3077) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
33cl bottle, bb 09/15. Black colored, brown thin head, nearly flat. Strong peaty aroma, tar, roasted malt and some vanilla chocolate. Flavor has peat, vanilla, licorice, roasted malt. Mouthdrying finish. Lingering finish with peat and licorice. Slight alcohol warmth. Love the peat here, the barrel has realeased its magic into this beer. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (893) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
bottle at home. poured a black colour with a thick long lasting mocha head. roasted malts, caramel, burned sugar, milk chocolate, oak, small peat hint, strong alcohol feeling, had better imp stouts from emelisse

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (891) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 10, 2014
Nero impenetrabile con una schiuma color caffèlatte compatta e persistente. Al naso subito in evidenza caffè, cacao e affumicato con la potenza alcolica che si fa sentire. In bocca la nostra ha un gran corpo, l’alcol si fa apprezzare ma non stona, lasciando un palato amarognolo e soprattutto affumicato. Venature wiskeyanti. Direi una imperial russian smoked stout...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2622) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is smoky, peaty and salty. Taste has smoky roast to start with peaty liquorice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle, 01/01/2014. Pours black, frothy dark tan head fades to a splotchy haze on the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma of salt, smoked peat, intense dark roast and overripe dark fruit underneath, charred barrel. Taste is creamy chocolate, sweet dark fruit and peat, charred bitterness with vanilla, smoke and whiskey in the finish. Heavy body, smooth. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10803) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Black with medium dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and whisky. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, whisky and quite bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of whiskey, roastiness, a bit of vanilla, wood, chocolate, cookie notes, peaty notes and some smokiness. Sweet flavor, smoky, somewhat peaty, with chocolate, whiskey, wood, roastiness, and a finish with some coffee and a bit of alcohol notes. Rather full-bodied, kinda silky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (565) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
Thick black full oily beer with an incredible brown head with lacing. Roasted coffee flavours with a little smoke. Sweet beer. Warming alcohol, nice winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1566) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Black, brown head. Superbly balanced imperial stout. Full bodied, smooth, with soft roasted malts mild coffee and the right amount of bowmore.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - DEC 11, 2013
Shared this bottle. Pitch black oily and very smokey. Full body and the smokiness from the barrel is incredibly intense. But still a good beer.


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