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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4128) - 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 (3452) - 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 (317) - 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 (9602) - 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 (14978) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottled. More or less black colour, small brown head. Aroma is leather, mild peat, some vanilla and nicely fit in liquorice, roasted malts and some herbal notes, Flavour is peat, some mild peat smoked notes (mixed with burnt wood) as well as some slight alcohol. Very thick when pouring, and extreme palate. Brilliance, I canít really say much more on this one...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6514) - 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 (5201) - 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 itís 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 itís 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 (4838) - 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 (3693) - 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!)


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