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


on tap


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3909) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4151) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5291) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3541) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is whiskey, coffee, licorice, peat, roasted malt. Flavour is whiskey, coffee, oxidation, peat, roasted coffee. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle from Belgium. Thick, thick, thick oily black pour with a creamy brown foam that lags 3 seconds after the end of the pour it takes so much time for the carbonation to surface. Aroma is really peaty, iodine, smoky with rich dark chocolate aromas as well. Taste is sweet, saline, strong smoky finish, lots of peat, dark chocolate and molasses. Palate is perfect, so thick, not cloying, just enough carbonation and just warm enough alcohol finish. Not a big fan of these Islay scotch barrel aged stouts but this one was well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1394) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with tan bubbly head.
Aroma loads of peat and smoke, caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, whisky, vanilla.
Taste smoke, peat, caramel vanilla sweet, roasted coffee bitter.
Mouthfeel thick oily.
Amazing beer, the smoke, sweetness and bitter are well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
Dark black oily appearance. Smokey, peaty whiskey aromas dominate. In the flavour the bittersweet dark roast malt is evident along with the earthy peat. Smooth, rich finish. Quite boozy.

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