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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle provided by Borresteijn. Thanks my friend! Pours jet black with a medium beige head. The aroma is very peaty with notes of tar, roasted malt, oak and licorice. Intense sweet peaty roasted malty flavor. Light chocolate and coffee notes. One if the better peated Impy stouts I've had. Thanks Rob! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2013
Bottled. Pitch black color, short frothy brown head. Aroma of huge peat, ashes, bandaid, wood, quite thick. Only some coffee and roasted malts left as most is overpowered by the heavy peat. In taste there is much more flavor left of milk chocolat and sweetness. But again, loads of wood and dry smoke. The barrel completely overpowers the beer itself and you cant speak of any balance between the barrel and the base beer. If you like bunnawhatever, this might be your beer. But you might prefer the whisky itself. As a blend between a beer and a barrel it’s quite a fail, only in taste it could go for a sufficient score. So then rated for style and balance, and not taking into account whether I like peated whiskeys, my opinion is it’s only average. But most beer geeks like it extreme these days.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4484) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 26/V/13 - 33cl bottle @ Emelisse, beer lunch with Han Hidalgo - BB: III/2015 (2013-499)

Clear dark brown beer, aery beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very peated, caramel, some dried fruits, sugary, bit dusty. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: mocha, caramel, sweet touch, alcohol, very peated, weird bitterness. Aftertaste: bitter, very peated, caramel, whisky, hoppy touch, more peat.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3484) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Black bodied, tan frothy head. Whiskey, licorice, wood, roasted, sweet fruit. Lots of different aromas. Complexities all around. Light sweet licorice and toffee, albeit not as complex as the aroma. Not too much barrel aging, luckily, but still a lot. Looks great, drinks very well and tastes good. Will never be my favourite yet well made stuff. (33cl bottle, traded with Rob, thanks!)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
Poured a viscous dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of peaty malt. Full, creamy body. Flavour of the peat and sweet malt with a roasted, alcohol infused ending.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1518) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 zwart, met bruine kraag, schenkt als motorolie
aroma: hout, mout, zoet, chocolade, toffee
smaken: kolen, teer, rook
volle body, romig, laag van co2, afdronk: kruidig
zacht in de mond, rook, smaakt als iets wat gedurende langere tijd in een vers gebrand houten vat heeft gelegen, stevig alcoholisch, stevig bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 33cl, as Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout ’Bunnahabhain Barrel Aged’, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2013, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, woody/roasted and slightly smoked/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7877) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
No head save a cream rim over jet-black beer. Tarred seaside wooden poles; charcoal - but a tad thinnish smelling. Iodine, smoke, tar, charcoal, overroasted coffeebeans. Even a bit vanilla. Retronasal clearly Islay malt, twinned with obvious alcoholheat. Long-lasting aftertaste, as Irish coffee with the cream forgotten. Thick, onctuous, heated, leaving a sticky film. Even if I’ve had better similars, still an excellent beer to savour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1569) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
Too peaty, too much like coffee grinds. Can definitely see other people enjoying this greatly. For me, little too much

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vipinvelp (2114) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Pretty dark with brown foam head. Aroma is like a cold irish coffee. Taste is pretty strong bitter, coffee, some whiskey. Long bitter coffee aftertaste. Quite a strong taster this one. (Velp 201304)


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