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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
Cask at GBBF. Nose of peat and sea water, medicine. black with fine lace. flavor is sweet chocolate, peat, sea water, salt. big, raunchy peat is too much for me. interesting, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3145) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2013
Pitch black color. Very big, no I mean huge peaty nose, nothin g but whiskey in the nose. Insane. Big peaty smokey mouth really rich. Over the top. Some imp stouts have stout flavor. This doesnít. Insanely big peaty and smokey, definitely speyside, but not my top choice. Still one of the most over the top beers you can get. Wow. Donít forget about the tar

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is iodine and dark tarish. Thick malty, iodine and tarish. Lasting dark smoked and thick peated.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1430) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good very slow growing brown head. Like the smell. Smells a bit like glue. Coffee and roasted. Tastes very good. Nice roasted smokey coffee taste. Bit too low on the carbo but nice thick body and a dry texture.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bosbouw (1189) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
Mooie stroperige zeer donkerbruine kleur met een creamy schuimkraag. Zware roasty koffie geur met tonen van chocolade en alcohol. Stroperige mondgevoel. Heeft duidelijke whisky tonen. Iets peated en ook een fijne rooksmaak. Proef de whisky beter dan bij de BA Bowmore. Verder koffietonen en een brandende nasmaak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3692) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Procured by Kraddel. Cheers. Pours a blackish dark brown with only mocha bubbles for a head. Nose is heavy iodine, almost salty, thick soy sauce and dark fruits, simplistic. Taste is a bit dominated by soy sauce, iodine, thick black earth, bitter herbs and light dark fruit, reasonably peated. Rather flat and feels a bit almost watery as a consequence of this. I am a bit fan of the White Label series, this is still solid by far bellow the other in quality.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
bottle pours black, no foam . smell is super peated. taste is peated as fuck . nothing else ..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lachneger (284) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
Donker/zwart bier heerlijk rook whisky lucht. Als je ogen dicht doet is het net of een islay whisky drinkt. Super bier. Ga nu verder met genieten. Thanks Bryan was het hameren wel waard ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9447) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 22, 2013
courtesy of fiulijn - black beer with no head retention; pretty smokey whisky-like aroma, notes of almonds and caramel; full-bodied, assertive and very tasty, some sweetness and a robust bitterness, peated, ashes and cacao

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from Speciaal Bier Winkel, Bodegraven, bb 03/2015
parallel with the Bowmore version

Black color, with sparse bubbles, not yet a full head. The aroma has clearly more iodine and sea character than the Bowmore. Full bodied, with very good chocolate flavor, light dusty touch, some liquorice, some iodine and peat (less than suggested by the aroma); quite strong bitterness, but well balanced overall.
Very good, a bit too roasty and dusty though.


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