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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1688) - 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 (5481) - 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 (7941) - 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 (1617) - 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 (2214) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4476) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at ABC beers Den Haag. Poured a dark crude oil like colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is alcoholic and medicinal. The flavour is big bitter, with loads of liqourice, peat and dark chocolate. It’s a little band aid medicinal too which might not be to everyone’s taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3373) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle @ ABC Beers. Black pour, tan head. Aroma full of peat, roasted, ash, cigar, bready and some chocolate. Flavor is very bitter roasted, ashy and with a decent body. Slightly rough, but well drinkable. Lovely whisky flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (2860) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
Black colour, red hue, slight beige head. Aroma of whisky, smoke, chocolate, bell pepper and coffee. Sweet malty flavour, wood, coffee and lots of whisky. Finish peat, wood and vanilla.
(From 33cL bottle @ WW II tasting, Amsterdam. Courtesy of Harmen, thanks!)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle@ WWT II. Pitch black color, headless pour. Aroma is very peaty, smokey. Flavor is medicinal, very sweet, definitely some whisky, but overly peated. But unbalanced, but still quite decent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Bottle: Small ashy tan beige foamy head/lacing on top of a pitch black colored beer. Aromas of earth, medicinal/iodine, peat, some roast and wood. Flavours of earth, spices, stone, pepper peel, roast, peat, tar and just lots of earth! Aftertaste is spicy, earthy and roast. Special. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a light creamy texture. Balanced, earthy, full of new flavours. This is another yet very good executed beer of Emelisse. Chapeau!


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