overall
98
83
style
Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Imperial Stout
Goes, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Ardbeg barrels.

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jarealist (5) - - SEP 9, 2012 does not count
Peaty start malty middle and then the smokiness to finish. The nose is straight up single malt Scotch whiskey. This drink is silky smooth the whole way through.

5
Ericius (2) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
This might be the first and last time I will be giving full score. Perfect balance off great beer and whisky. This is defenitely the best beer I have ever tasted! Taking a sip envelopes you into a great adventure of rich flavors that keep on coming and changing for minutes long. It will grab your attention every time again.

4.8
Linnet (1832) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Ar: Ardbeg smoke a plenty! Peat, ashy, tar, like licking a sailboat! Just lovely! Ap: black colour, no head. F: heavy, heavy oak aging, This is intense! Smokey, completely dominating the other notes, ashy, peaty, sweet, boozy, rich as you can’t believe, coffee, roasty, licorice, soy sauce, woody, lovely! Ending in a warming and extremely smokey note. M: Soft carbonation, like velvet. T: This is awesome!

4.8
Pirite (1) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
Una produzione di eccellenza. La presenza e la raffinatezza dell’invecchiamento è uno degli aspetti più riusciti. Il palato persiste e muta senza scomparire. Da provare assolutamente.

4.8
SuperTiti33 (891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Très noir. Presque aucun collet. Nez: très fumée. Tourbe. Chocolat noir. Vanille. Bouche: riche. Whisky fumé. Réglisse salé. Très amère. Café corsé. Caramel. Noix. Boisé. Tourbe à fond. Sucré. Beurre. Liquoreuse. Mentalement géniale.

4.7
LomYst (880) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2012
brilliant! warm whisky tones, black black chocolat, heavy espresso... nose has some peat... finish is very long contains bitter coffee... thick mouthfeel warming alcoholic

4.7
Jens684 (7) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015 does not count
This is awesome. Smells and tastes quite smoky/peaty. This tastes so much like the Ardbeg that was in the barrel that I doubt it was empty when they barrelled the stout. Aftertaste lasts a long time.

4.6
77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle @ ACBF 2012: pitch black with a small mocha head, smell is very heavy on the peat, chunks of peated earth, almost edging towards burned plastic, burned malts, taste is sweet upfront, molasses, chocolate, brown sugar, creamy malts leading up to a very strongly peated finish, idione, ink, peated earth, almost too much at first but once your pallet adjusts to it, it becomes very well balanced & you get both sides of this beer, thick, peaty body, low carb. very nice hybrid

4.6
Pyobon (1400) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2012
(on tap) An extraordinary beer. Very black colour with little beige head. The aroma is intense whiskey peatiness with hints of caramel. It is smooth, almost sticky with modest carbonation. The flavour is extraordinary, again dominated by the whiskey peatiness, but with a complex mix of complimentary flavours including dark toffee, chocolate, oak. Overall an exceptional beer.

4.6
Moolesen (558) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Number 5 of a range of 7 Emelisse IRS. What an evening... Very nice big head. Perfect match of peat. Top beer. More peat than iodine. My kind of beer. Well done.


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