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


on tap


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Caol Ila Single malt barrel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5616) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 11%, EBU 75. Pitch black colour, low and coarse beige head. Strong aroma of peated whisky, oak, iodine and sea air - and of course roasted malts. Moderately sweet flavour, plenty of roasted malts and decent hops, but the flavour is first and foremost dominated by peat and iodine from the whisky barrel. Not really my favourite flavours. Some warmth from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8288) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
330 ml bottle. A. BB 09/14. Courtesy of laiti.
Dark brown colour with a tiny tan head. Super strong peat... some whiskey and smoke in the aroma. Peat also dominating the flavour. It’s like light whiskey. Alcohol kicks in quite strongly. Alcohol also in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7346) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark red color with a minimal head. Aroma of peat, some dark fruits, malts and vanilla. Flavor of malts, soy, salt, bourbon and faint vanilla. Quite aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Tampella, BBE 06/2014
Quite obvious, sweet whisky aroma with some peat. Flavour has herbs, whisky notes, lots of peat and smoke. Quite strong on whisky and peat; hard to even realize that this is beer I am having. Too sweet and sticky, but not bad. The last sips were quite high on salmiac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4566) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
330ml bottle

Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma of whisky, peat, roastiness, licorice, hints of sweet syrup and sugar. Taste is peaty, roasty and woody with loads of whisky, vanilla and oaky notes. Finish is heavy, peaty and sweetish with notes of roastiness licorice and oak. Extremely heavy on peatiness, almost feels like a light version of an Islay whisky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6958) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
330 ml bottle, thanks laiti. Pours a dark brown colour with a minimal head. Aroma is very intense with peat, earthiness and licorice. Flavour is full-on malty with smoke, tar, heavy peat, salt and grass. Full bodied, thin mouthfeel and a long, warming, malty finish with heavy peatiness. Alcohol is clearly there. More of a whisky than a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorm (1677) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014 Svart farve med noe mørk beige skum. Lukt av røyk, bek og kaffe. Smak av bek, frukt og røyk. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (2132) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Duft av røykt og tjære. Dyp sort farge. Nesten ikke skum. God smak av mye lakris, noe cogniac og røykt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1779) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2013
Aroma: Smoke, burnt bread, tar, sausages and soy sauce.
Appearance: A pitch black brew with a brown head leaving some lacing but big curtains,
Taste: Smoke and peat, brown toast, brown sugar and dark dried fruits, vanilla and oak. Tar and ashes, sausages and beef jerky.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft, oily and a huge body. Slightly dry.
Overall: A nice whisky infused beer - even better with a splash of Caol Ila 18 YO in it.
Note: Bottle 330 ml Reviewed 2013-08-09.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2652) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
What an extreme taste. Strong notes of peated whiskey in this dark and oily IRS. Drinking this is a special experience.

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