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

bottling
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Ardbeg barrels.

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sebletitje (10219) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011
Sample kindly of Kees, headbrewer @ Emelisse. Holy smoke, this beer rocks! This beer might have reconciled me with Islay peated beers. Brune foncée laissant une fine pellicule dorée sur le verre. Arôme de tourbe et Speyside gardant aussi ce bouquet de stout, chocolat et malt grillé avec une légère torréfaction. En bouche, pas mal de tourbe et cendre, alcool réchauffant avec en retrait une douceur agréable de malt grillé et caramel aux notes de café. Je ressens aussi une présence de fleur presque de bruyère le tout gardant ce côté cendre.

4
yespr (46563) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small to no head. Aroma is tarish and burne dark malty. Sweet malty, tarish and dark roasted malty flavoured. Dry and roasted malty finish, lasting tarish note.

4
Travlr (25532) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Draft. Dark maroon color, small but thick brown head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee grounds, rich dark cocoa, whiskey. Taste is vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee. Complex and characterful. Nice stuff.

4
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2012
Botte: Medium fluffy tan head, disappears slow and leaves a sticky foam on the glass and vast tan lacing on top of a black colored beer. Smell glue, wood glue, whiskey tones, hint of sharper plastic and hints of coffee, cream and vanilla. Taste lots of earth, some roasted barley malts, bitter, light creamy sweet tints, wood, tar, wood lactose bacteria, hint of clay, woody herbs, some chocolate. A bit weak aftertaste of earth, medium bitter, some bitter chocolate and roasted herbs/hops. Low carbo, soft oily mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture. This beer is ok, maybe a bit out of tune, but guess that they have to figure out how long to add these Imperial Stouts to such specific barrels.

4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle from Ober. Thanks! Black pour, brown head. Nice peaty band aid aroma jumps out followed by some oak, chocolate and roast. Smoke, peat, chocolate, wet oak and tar flavors.

4
lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. BBE 06/2015.
Pours a dark brown, black colour without a head. Aroma is really intense; tar, smoked wood and peat. Flavour of strong smoked wood, peat, salty licorice, burnt malts and whisky after a while. Mellow sweet toffee in the back. Full bodied, oily smooth mouthfeel and a warming smoky finish where the whisky dominates. Heavy stuff and works well for me.

4
TBone (17786) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
Bottled 330ml (PBF, BB 03/2015)
Opaque black color, small beige head. Beautiful Ardbeg smokey aroma. Medium-bodied. Lots of wood, islay whiskey, roastyness, alcohol. This is full of Ardberg which is not bad ... it is excellent.

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chrisv10 (17929) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle, 11% @ FOneFan, Pre-Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Black with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and peat. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, peat, medium sweet, whiskey, hop and a little bitter.

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Rasmus40 (21464) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ pre-TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and heavy peated smoke. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with a lot of peat. 170812

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Vignale (3936) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Kolsvart och i princip utan kolsyra och skum. Massivt rökig charkdoft. Som att lukta på Ardbeg minus stickig alkohol. Munkänslan är len och ganska rund, smaken är kärvare, bränt trä, kol och tjära, mörkt rökt oxkött, liten sötma och antydan till bitter finish. Ett massivt och maffigt öl och det mest Islaywhisky- liknande jag druckit.


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