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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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (679) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - DEC 7, 2013
Black body, small brown head. Excellent alcoholic malty aroma with caramel, dark chocolate, licorice, whiskey, hints of strawbberies. Incredible, smooth, warming palate. Excellent, balanced roasted malty flavour with dark chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, honey, a great bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (166) - - DEC 7, 2013
A dark brown beer, with a good light brown head. In the nose there is peat, roasted malts, coffee, sweetness of the alcohol and coffee. It is full bodied beer, with a nice carbonation. In the taste there is peat, oak, tanine, coffee and alcohol. The aftertaste is peated, dry and light sweet of the alcohol. A nice BA version of the IRS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (244) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ home, from Mitra Beukenweg. Pours, thick dark brown, near black. Big bubbled chocolate brown head, which quickly fades. Nose is charcoal, liquorice, marshmallow. Full taste, thick mouthfeel. Quite bitter and smokey, with sweet undertone. Boozy. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (734) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 27, 2013
Deep oily black color, with beige foam. Aromas of wood, whiskey, smokiness. Roasted malts, a hint of vanilla, smoked malts and whiskey in taste. Strong long alcoholic aftertaste. Very nice beer, but for sure a one to share,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tomy63 (176) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
couleur très noire, peu de bulles. Nez sur le café, très fermier, un peu iodé, fruits cuits (prunes) à la Rochefort 10. Bouche très sucrée, sur le café, la tourbe se sent enfin, un peu d’amertume, texture très épaisse. Finale très longue, encore plus de tourbe, sur le café, très sucrée, un peu écoeurante quand même.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (579) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2013
Color: nice deep black beer with no carbonation and small brown foam. Smell: licorice, sweet, malt and good peat presence. Taste: high malt and peat domination with sweet and sugar. Aftertaste: nice licorice and peat.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrew_drinks (34) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from Bier&zo, Rotterdam. Jet black. Blacker than the night, my friend. All that barrel is right there in the glass as it pours - savoury smoke. Little brown head. Thick in the mouth, carbonation spot on. Layers of rich, deep roast - everything from new shoes to a joint of beef in the oven. Then the finish is pure Bowmore - iodine, salt, big smoke and charred wood. Superb.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
orzech (48) - Resovia, POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
0.33l bottle. Deep dark brown color, thin dark beige head. Aroma of whisky, alcohol, perfume, spices, and burnt malt. On my tongue I can feel respectively: sweet caramel, burnt malt, and bitter hopped whisky with coffee. The closing one is really heavy and lasts pretty long. Overall, this thing is strong and drinkable, so be circumspect...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bursprak (417) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Tasting @ Voldby. Smukt skum. Olieagtig konsistens. Blød fin smag uden at alkoholen brænder igennem, en af de bedste indtil videre.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
Pitch black - offwhite head. Nice high smokey, ashtray, ashes, whiskey, high malty, vineous, nutty, red berries, burned, light chocolate. Nice.


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