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

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2261) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to jmgreenuk and shared by Richthevillan. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of peat and whisky. Taste is lots of peat, smoke, whisky and stewed fruits. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3338) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from jmgreenuk; dark brown pour with a thin white head, peat aroma, taste had phenols, smoke, dark fruit a hint of wood and leather, mostly smoke.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mstrcrwly (329) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On draft poured into a snifter..inky black with thin tan head..aroma of alcohol,wood,spices..difficult to describe..can’t really taste the stout..so much scotch/barrel that the balance of the RIS was gone.no coffee,chocolate,vanilla,or even roasted notes..not very good..much better barrel aged RIS available..avoid this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
0.33l bottle from my Euro Swap 2, Martinus. Thanks man! Tried to share this with my girlfriend, but she unfortunately did not like this. Tasted like sausage she said... I however really enjoy this aroma. The looks is pretty much as dark and black as it should be. Not much of a head to write home about though. What’s there is tiny and rapidly sidestickingy brown. I have to admit that it’s quite smoky on the nose! What I would call rope smoky with both salty licorice and lots of thick oily peat. I can kinda understand what my girlfriend did not enjoy by it, but I most definitely enjoy this aroma. It’s if perhaps a bit one dimensional but definitely nice for on the nose. Reminds me a lot if a door mat with a little bit of oily tarmac. Oh yeah it’s peaty in the taste as well! Loaded with salty rope and thick oily tar. It’s softly, really softly carbonated - near flat and it’s slickly and oily in the mouth. Salty dry licorice with a ton of wood and smoky peat. Packed with flavor I have to say. It’s also a bit sweet I guess. The alcohol is hidden I a way I rarely see. Loaded with flavor in oh so many ways. Just wish my girlfriend could get used to the peaty flavor so that we could share more beers. Now I have to drink her glass as well. Not that that is a bad thing with this one in any way. 03.01.2014

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
No real head some froth and bubble on the edge of the glass dark pour slight oily dark pour mild carbonation or nearly nil the aromas whiskey peat notes liquorice dark chocolate fruit the flavours lovely peat and whiskey taste and so clear roast coffee dark chocolate liquorice medium bitter raisin flavours click so well together a smoke note crispness lovely imperial dark richness good sipping stuff the finish best tastes the whiskey is superb roast note sweetness lasting bitter smoke taste lovely imperial

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de HopDuvel, BB 12/2015. Noire, col moyen voire faible café au lait sur un léger filament doré sur le verre. Arôme offre de suite ce bouquet tourbe caractéristique. Le tout est renforcé par une base maltée de RIS solide avec pas mal de chocolat noire, dark malts. Palais est épais et huileux avec une effervescence faiblarde mais qui joue en faveur de la complexité et du volume de cette bière. Le profil tourbe est dominant sans pour cela être surfait. Je note le bon côté de tourbe, cendre sur un malté pâle, cara, choco léger grillé et une petite amertume herbacée des houblons en fin de bouche. La tourbe persiste en bouche.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2342) - NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
Intensely peated beer. Body of dry roasted malt, with some bitter hops. Aging made it very smokey and peated, bit too much peat maybe, could use some more balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3013) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
On tap @ L’Express de Lyon (Paris). Black with a thick creamy brown head and good lacing. Aroma is dominated by heavy peated notes, iddine, whisky, alcool, subdued roasted malt and dark chocolate... it’s a fun aroma, but not very complex because the peat take most/all the place. Taste is more complex even if the peated notes are quite important here too... there’s whisky, smoke, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel... similar to the aroma, but everything except peat is more present. Warming alcohol finish too. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Thick mouthfeel. I have mixed feelings about this one... it’s very tasty and I like it, but at the same time it’s so "peat forward" that I had to reduce my "aroma" and "overall" score. Stil la pretty good one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (965) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Keg at Express de Lyon, 16th April 14. Follows a Mikkeller I Hardcore you, good evening. This one is heavy peat on the aroma, and some whiskey. Taste is quite whiskey and peat forward, but this still retains the impy characteristics, got better as it warmed and I really enjoyed this. Lovely again from emelisse, but you need to appreciate the peaty whiskey notes on this

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1276) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, peat, oak, coffee, charred wood, whiskey. Flavour is sweet and smokey, roasty and peaty. Body is thick and mouthfeel is sticky. Wonderfully intense like most other Emelisse White Label brews.


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