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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle at Olympen. Deep dark brown with a tan head. Heavy tar and iodine aroma. Softening caramel in the mouth blending with smoke and iodine. Quite nice, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12831) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Black beer with a brown head. Whisky aroma, peat, vanilla, prunes, smoked, licorice, tar, dark chocolate, hay, citrus notes, ash, creamy, licorice, dades. Roasted flavor, peat, vanilla, smoked, dades, dark chocolate, ash, tar, licorice. Really smoked finish, peat, vanilla notes, citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours dark brown iwth a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, heavy peated smoke, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, sweet, alcohol, heavy peated smoke, chocolate and liquorish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ThomasHC (7) - Heemskerk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013 does not count
Very dark beer with no head. Smells very good, lot’s of peat, smoke and whisky. Tast was very good. Tast like a very good whisky, coffee, chocolade and smokey (bacon). Good texture and nice barrel aging!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Smells strongly og whiskey and malts. Dark, almost no head. Insanely good taste only a notch to sweet. Taste like whiskey thined out with the most delicious imp stout. Intense palate with the sweetness, but nice thickness. Sad with the sweetness or it would be perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (829) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 23, 2013
Black color , no head. Aroma of smoke, scotch, tabacco , really complex. Taste is light sweet , medium bitter and really, really dry. Full body, thick texture, no carbonation. You can feel the barrel if you like scotch you will find it interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2013
Sort i glasset med nær ingen karbonering eller skum. Aroma av røyk, torv, kjære, røyk og sjøvann. Smaken er hardcore, med masse lakris, tjære, røyk, salt og tang. Kompleks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1639) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle. Black with a porous brown head. Aroma: peaty, dark chocolate, licorice. Taste: a lot of peaty whisky, some bacon, licorice, toffee/fudge, dark chocolate, creamy, some coffee. Full bodied. Pretty cool barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
Flaske 0,33l delt med Randi og Rune på vertshuset Skarven 14 Jan 13. Kullsort/dyprød. Veldig lavt skum. Aroma av god røykwhisky: Røkt torv. Tjære. Sjokolade. Lakris. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken er godt integrert og forlenger ingrediensene i aromaen. Alkoholen manifesterer seg ved en behagelig sødme. Toppøl!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (9061) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2013
330ml bottle at Vertshuset Skarven, shared with Randi and Finn. Oily pour revealing a deep mahogany coloured body content topped by a shiny, naked surface. Fragile lacing to the glass. Powerful aroma of peat, smoked malts, ebb-tide and salty sea. The peaty taste profile is beautifully combined with chocolate malt and hints of liquorice and added by integrated alcohol warmth to a long-lived finish. Full bodied, still very smooth on the swallow. Top notch (Tromsø, 14.01.2013).

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