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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from Speciaal Bier Winkel, Bodegraven, bb 12/2015
parallel with the Bunnahabhain version

Black color, with medium sized difficult brownish creamy head. The aroma is mild, light roasted malts and chocolate, very light alcohol. Full bodied; the mouthfeel is very smooth; very good chocolate flavor, some dark caramel, light coffee, pleasant liquorice component, moderate sweetness, light dusty feeling, with correct bitterness, and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle @ brewery, RBESG. Black colour, tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee and whisky, not too overpowering. Flavour is roasted malts, coffee, bit of chocolate, wood, some whisky. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nylez85 (26) - - JUL 5, 2013
Sterk van smaak met een lekker aroma. Mooi donker van kleur. Ge kent er niks doorzien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
An unlabelled bottle from the brewery during the RBESG 2013 weekend. Poured a deep mahogany with an oily texture and a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich earthy peat. The flavour is rich oily creamy bitter and alcoholic with loads of roasted malt, liqourice and chocolate. The oak and whisky sit subtly there on the back of the palate and linger forever in the finish. A master beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2013
THX! to Martinus! 33 cl. unlabelled bottle @ Kulminator (gave some to Dirk). Tried during RBESG 2013. Black some mocha head only on the sides. Nose is sweet whiskey, smooth chocolate, coffee, liquorish, only light liquorish,… Taste is sweet whiskey, chocolate, incredibly smooth, sweet roast, touch liquorish (quite nice), sweet mocha, light booze, thick sugar, only light accompanying peat notes,… Lovely as all the other white label brews. Emelisse remains one of the kings – maybe even the king of this king of RIS whiskey BA goodies. This is no exception. Bowmore seems so far like by far the weakest & most disappointing Islay whiskey but this is still ace. Wonderful work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
Dark brown beer with a tanned head. Vanilla, oaky, licorice and hoppy aroma.Malty, whiskey, oaky, vanilla and licorice flavour. A nice beer :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6877) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
11.2 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out smoked whiskey notes, smoked malt, and some charred notes. Flavour is extremely smoky, but not overbearingly so, with lots of whiskey notes, loads of peat, roasted malt, and smoked meat. Very nice body with lots of smoke and peat, but never overburdening. Very good incorporation of the barrels – loads of peat, but it’s done well. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1350) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine schuimkraag. Ruikte, caramel, chocolade, koffie en iets roasted. Smaakt lekker zwaar, koffie achtig met een brandende alchol nasmaak. Mooie rokerige smaak en iets peated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1770) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
Schenkt als motorolie, zwart met bruine kraag Aroma: koffie, chocolade, hout, gebrande en geroosterde mouten Smaken: stevig gemout, zoetje, gebrande en geroosterde mouten, koffie, stevige houtgerijpte smaken beter dan bepaalde whiskey barrel aging. Stevige body, zoet prima! Een van de betere zo niet de beste ba van emelisse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good tan head. Smells like coffee and choco. Taste is great. Burn coffee and choco.

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