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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - 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 (1957) - 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 (4178) - 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_ (3332) - 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 (13700) - 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 (12834) - Göteborg, 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 (4167) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5682) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle from trade with Countbeer, many thanks. Almost black color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, earthy notes. Taste, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, medicinal notes, licorice, peat, wood. Alcohol is well present, but not in disturbing way. Tasty, full bodied beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Cask at GBBF ’13, thanks to Paul for the pour, 16/08/13. Light black with a tan covering. Nose is peated malts, smokey, TCP, medicinal notes, chocolate, tar. Taste comprises charred wood, bitter chocolate, earthy, dirt, tar, ash, smokey notes, TCP. Medium bodied with bollocks, fine carbonation with a subtle warming alcohol burn. Decent PIS (Peated Imperial Stout - yeah I crowned that fucker!). Alcohol is well integrated.


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