overall
99
84
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Goes, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Ardbeg barrels.

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Shit weather, job applications. Time to get one of the proper beers out of the cellar. 330ml bottle at home as Emelisse White Label Imperial Russian Stout (Ardbeg BA), 2010 vintage bottled at 11%. Totally opaque black, bubbly brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, smoke, ash, fruity, nutty, Neapolitan icecream. Layered and lovely. Can smell it from across the room. Body is medium, oily, smooth, rounded. Taste is peaty, smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, salty finish. Smokey linger. Rounded and lovely. So drinkable for the ABV. Outstanding. Pretty close to my perfect beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (3282) - ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
Black beer, small brown head. Nose is boozy, malty, peaty, smoke, mild acetone. Flavor is malts, roast, smoke, peat, some salty notes, chocolate. Finishes with peat, roast, coffee, booze, dark chocolate. Lighter palate, must be the barrel ageing. Hides the booze pretty well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3870) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle (from UJH). Pours black with brown head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma is peat, roast, sweetness. Flavor is sweet and bitter, peat, roast, dark chocolate. Finish is peat and roast bitter with chocolate thrown in. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1876) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours dark brown with nice brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, dark berries, slight smoke. Taste is medium bitter, coffee, dark chocolate,burnt oak, slight smoke,Medium to full body. Bitter finish. I liked this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (2109) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2015
Sort skum brun Kaffe lakrids tøv chokolade aske Bitter moderate sød moderate Oile blød @home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (3557) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Thick, almost black brown. Smoke, peat, mocca, booze, earth, wood, complex and explosive. Backlog from 2014/10/18.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1415) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2016
Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and peat.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, coffee and peat.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The aroma has too much peat for me, but the beer only tastes more complex thanks to it. It always make sure to get that great coffee flavour in the beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jesperhammer (4617) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
30-OCT-2015, bottle @Ulklbben meeting, @Sonni. Black with a lasting, creamy Brown head. Peated, roasted. Too peated for me. The stout is hidden by the peat. Nice try but for me over done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
330ml bottle, bought about 18 months ago. pours jet black with no bubbles. aroma is charcoal, ash, burnt toast, licorice, oak, dusty books and a little whisky/alcohol. taste isnt complex but very nice. smooth if a little thin. charcoal and burnt toast with a very oaky/smoky whisky after taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jens_thogersen (31) - - OCT 9, 2015
Couple of years Old bottle. Completly flat. Don't know if it's age or just this bottle. First whiff from the glass was like smelling a glass of Arbeg, fantastic. Was extremely promising. This faded fast:( Whisky notes are still there but have faded on the palate. The wood character from the barrel is more prominent than the whiskey. There are still some dark notes like coffe and maybe some prunes. Mouthfeel is a bit weird. Almost earthy, some tannins. First 20 seconds the points would be somewhere around 4.2. Think this have not aged with dignity


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