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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Whisky on the nose, peaty smoke. Its just too whisky, there is nothing of the original beer , its all peaty, smoky, whisky, woody, very woody and then some more whisky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1242) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Dark treacley brown with a thick but thin spread tan head. Big smoky TCP nose, clean profile of the Bunnahabhain rather than being softened by the beer though - and a tidy Whisky it is. Nice oily and gravelly smoked. Cold potato skin peelings, very woody middle. Gristley finish. Decent enough, would like to see a bottle softened in a few years.

Bottle, Black Friday Tasting

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
bottle at home ...deep black .... thin tan head ... soft massive peaty nose ... dark roast ... dark peat ...smokey malts .. chewy woody malts ... light tcp ... not me but actually not to shabby for a smokey one

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
Very dark, black colour, some brown foam. Very interesting beer. Very powerfull aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, peat, whisky and smoke. Some light sweetness. Very long bitter aftertaste. This beer is wonderfull!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big peaty chocolate roast, wood whiskey liquorice etc. Flavour is huge peaty iodine roast liquorice. A bit weird, flavours not really blending. Still nice though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very dark blackish brown with a very small mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving a very small trace on the glass. Smell is is malty, smokey and boozy with roasted malts, dark roast coffee with a couple of Scotch shots in it, peat, tar, charred wood, vanilla fudge, alcohol, single malt whisky, sweet dark bread, burnt caramel, hay and ammonium chloride. Taste is bitter, malty and smokey with sweet dark bread, burnt caramel, peat, tar, roasted malts, dark roast coffee, ash, burnt wood, soil, minerals, ammonium chloride, bitter chocolate, smoked meats and heavily peated whisky. Mouthfeel is round, roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, burnt caramel, burnt cereal, hay, ash, peat, tar, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, alcohol and whisky. All the components are there. They just mix together in the worst possible way for some reason.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12816) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 330ml Peta1 Almost opaque black color, tiny brown head. Excellent peat-smokey aroma with some wood and licorice. Full-bodied, high viscocity. Roasted, lots of Isley whiskey peatyness and ... whiskey. Lingering smokeyness. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11036) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Malty leather aroma, peat, dark chocolate, smoked, hay, floral, ash, cigarettes, cocoa, floral notes. Malty smoked flavor, peat, hay, floral, ash, cigarettes, woody, whisky notes, some vanilla, dark chocolate. Roasted peat and cigarette finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knotthead (14) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
No head, as black as the night. Powerful malt smell. Slightly acidic to the tongue, for an IRS. Nice coffee flavours, and the whisky is noticeable. Not quite dark enough for a higher rating, but overall a good experience.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
Draft at in de Wildeman. Pours pitch black with a small lacing brown head. Aroma is roasted slightly sweet smokey whiskey a bit fruity barrel. Flavor is smooth velvety smokey whiskey a bit astringent bitter fruity notes nice bitter smokey finish with a touch of warming alcohol.


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