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


on tap


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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
LoFi (1710) - 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 (6291) - 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 (11347) - 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).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1870) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2012
Dark brown, near black colour, beige head. Wonderful aroma of peated whiskey with hints of iodium, smoke and wood. Taste like aroma, very powerful, very peaty, very Coal Ila. Love it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (5565) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1631) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4727) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2138) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (4537) - 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.
(From 33cL bottle @ a wood aged beer tasting)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (2292) - 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.

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