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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013

GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, wood, oak, tar, smoke, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120810]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
From tap at Borefts. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is peated and smoked dark malty with a small chocolate brown head. Dense malty and peated smoked. Dense malty, smoked and tarish. Lingering dark smoked finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21505) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2012. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet, roasted and peated aroma of caramel with notes of whisky. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, earth, hops, chocolate and grass. Roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Cask@GBBF2012. Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, some alcohol, vanilla and mild whiskyish sweetness. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, roasted malts, quite sweet whiskyish notes as well. Rather sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty ashy smoky woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky ashy woody chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
10th August 2012
GBBF. Opaque black - brown beer. Tidy tan head. Viscous palate, a little dry. Smooth rich dark malts. Big smoky Caol Ila - quite warm. A little lactose. Takes a little bit of getting used to but worth the perseverance. Warming finish with a subtle sweetness coming through.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2012
bottle at de molen ... deep black ... thin tan lacibng ... deep roast ... big islay ... soft roast ... oh dark roast ... huge huge islay ... tcp ... oh not me

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle at Christianssand Brygghus. It pours an almost black body, topped by a finger-thick light tan head. Super-peated nose with oak and some vanilla. Roasted malts, alcohol, coffee and a herbal note too. The flavour is more or less equally peated, with warming alcohol, roasted notes, quite a lot of sweetness, and some bitterness. Full body, warming and smooth. Lasting peaty finish with a nice sweetness. Way too peaty, but lovely. Very lovely. 121004

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2012
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2012. Black - brown head. Smokey, peated, high malty, dark chocolate, nice burned malts, fullbodied, thick oiley body, caramel, whiskey. Lovely.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Black pour with a khaki head. Intense Scotch whiskey aroma with tons of smoke and peat. A really meaty nose. Lots of roasted malt, some oak, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is also very heavy on the peat notes with a savory, meaty character. Some oak, mild vanilla, tons of roast, and a bit of licorice.


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