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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2010

Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2010, Brouwerij de Molen, Overtocht 43, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, smoke - peat, wood. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, whisky, brown sugar. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20100924]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours dark brown to black with a fully gone head. Aroma is dark malty, wooden, fruity and dry phenolic note. Lasting roasted malt and smoked. Slight tarish from back of the tongue. Lasting fruity note. The smoked notes stay persistingly into the far finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red shine under a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, soy sauce, roasted malt, and whiskey. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, and smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours an almost clear black with a warm tint of red and a small beige head. Hard roast malts in the nose, some whisky and iodine. Solid body, a little low in carbonation, hard roast malts and a very ashy edge, distinct whisky accents. Very malt biter finish. Solid. 171110

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2010. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and berries with notes of whisky. Sweet and roasted flavour of peat and whisky with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Black colour, small head. Aroma is whisky, rum, some alcohol, mild liquorice, alcohol as well as some slight sweet maltyness. Flavour is quite much the same along with some mild peated notes. Nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, no head. Aroma of licorice and oaky whisky. Fruity and mid sweet with full bosy. Grain and aniseed is there the edges ar rounded my fruity smoky whisky. Long tarry bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with some ruby hints and a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and whisky barrel aroma with weak peaty hints. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with weak peaty barrel hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14290) - 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.
Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
4th August 2010. GBBF.
Very dark black beer with brown edges. Residual suddy head. Softish dry palate. Sweet and rish dark malt, dark chocolate, whisky, licorice. Dark fruits - prunes and a little fig. Complex, dark, sweet and very tasty!


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