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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Kamperland, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 91   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2012
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a creamy dark beige head. aroma of heavy iodine, toasted malts and dark chocolate, very medicinal, with notes of peat smoke, brown sugar, biscuits and chocolate fudge. flavour is more of the same, heavy peat smoke and ash, slightly salty, with a hint of sea tang, soy sauce, discreet caramel and fudge, toasted malts and a relatively dry finish. surprisingly light-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Huge thanks to Matt for lugging this from Amsterdam. Wow. Black pour, small tan head. Huge peat notes in here -- quite an addition from one of the best scotch labels out there. Chocolate, leather, smoke, peat -- this is unbelievably good. The best blend of dark chocolate / malts and peaty scotch I’ve ever had. Just great.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2420) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
.33l bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Whoa, this is fantastic. Incredible scotch peat aroma. Strongest, cleanest scotch aroma off anything I’ve ever tasted. This IRS ’base’ beer is a fantastic vehicle for showing off these barrels. Huge clean scotch flavor, peaty and rich, hits with a big smooth rich IRS. Black brown with firm bubbly head. Creamy, full, coating feel. Scotch base is awesome, and the beer treats it well. Caramel sweet, smoked peat. Could pass as a rauchbier. Incredible, but a limited vein.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1966) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
061212. Bottle at home. Pours black with a small head that stays. Aroma whiskey, burnt malts. Dry ash, wishkey dry feel. Not for your average beer drinker. Not Bad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (3047) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
Jet black colour, beighe head. Aroma of Islay whicky, smoke, ash and coffee. Light sweet flavour, light bitter, coffee, whisky, Islay, peat. Nice carbonation, finish whisky, coal isla and ash.
Nice!
(From 33cL bottle @ a wood aged beer tasting)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1660) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
Good beer but this one for me is just a little too peaty and even too sweet. Burns a big hole in the stomach :). Bottle from De Bierkoning.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dEnk (4031) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is huge peaty smokey iodine goodness. Flavour is smokey iodine, roast, liquorice, coffee and more. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is malt, smoke and peat. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with smoke and peat. Overall a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3529) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at ÖÖWF 2012. Lots of whiskey here, more balanced than the Ardbeg thou. Tastes clean, balanced with a nice bitterness in the after taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
@ Basunen: Stor rökig doft och smak, kladdig svart vätska som smakar skinka, rök och sälta. Efter att gommen har vant sig hittas kaffe, choklad och torv


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