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


on tap


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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Bowmore Single malt barrel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2294) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2013
A tad too much of the coffee grounds and a bit too peaty but a white label irs is always great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9553) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle at Chrisso’s pre-GBBF tasting 2013. Aroma is booze wood with a hint of smoke. Flavour is booze, oak and a weird spicy veg pepper. Full body mid carbonation. Roast barley with a hint of peat. Good, but others in the series are better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (998) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle at the Paisley Beer Festival. A fairly heavy stout. Very dark colour. Small head. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (210) - Perugia, ITALY - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a black colour, brown long lasting rocky head. Aroma is moderately malty, with notes of coffee and chocolate and little notes of vanilla; moderately hoppy; additional notes of alcohol and whisky. Taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (2308) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
Wat een geur, de bowmore komt duidelijk naar boven. In de smaak komt daar duidelijk de imperial stout bij. Niet helemaal in balans, maar wel een lekker bier met een volle afdronk. Laurier blijft hangen met een vleugje geturfde mout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. Mid black with a good sized tan head. Nose is light roast, touch of plastic, booze, not great tbh - the plastic notes are a little off putting. Taste carries more depth with roast malts, light smoke, brown sugar, mineral tones, dark chocolate, woody, the Bowmore is evident but well balanced and more so no sign of the plastic notes that hampered the nose. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming finish. Decent enough impy but not a great, the alcohol is well integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2013
Bouteille 33cl, BB 12/2015. Brune foncée, col épais moka, doré au verre. Arôme de tourbe, whiskey cask, caramel, café grillé et note de chocolat. Palais reste centré sur les malts, ici un chocolat généreux ponctué par ce côté boisé légèrement tourbe. En se réchauffant, je note un chocolaté agréable qui s’accentue. Note douce rappelant la vanille. Une amertume houblonné est présente tout en restant modérée. Cette dernière ajoute une brève pointe de citronné en fin de bouche qui fini malgré tout par se voir éclipsée par le caractère malté de la bière. Ok, mais pas exceptionnelle, le Bowmore ne me convainc pas plus que cela.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. It pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. The nose is wood, earth, roasty, vanilla, toasted coconut and toffee. The taste is roasted malt, earth, oily, toast, caramel, creaminess, whisky, light peat and milky coffee. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A solid beer for sure, but one of least favourite of the series. I can’t say Bowmore does much more me either...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to Countbeer. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, whiskey. Coffee bitter taste with roasted malt, caramel, whiskey, peat, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Extremely tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (2963) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2013
Black, some dark brown foam. Oily and syrupy beer, low carbonation. Full body, very well balanced. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, oak and dark fruit. Very good!

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