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Brewed by Brouwerij Emelisse (Slot Oostende)
Style: Imperial Stout
Goes, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Ardbeg barrels.

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4.7
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 (11051) - 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 (1497) - 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 (593) - 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.

4.6
popiela (1006) - Poznañ, POLAND - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 330 ml.Aromat: beczka, drewno, torf, delikatny alkohol. Aroma:woody, peaty, bourbon and hidden alcoholSmak:Bardzo mocno beczkowo-torfowy, delikatny bourbon.Taste:Strong woody/peaty taste, a little bit of bourbon too. Very long and fantastic woody aftertaste.

4.6
The_Osprey (9148) - 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.

4.5
kaivoetmann (9) - NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
Bought this by recommendation from the shopkeeper at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam! Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak and peat. Flavor of malts, coffee, smoke, tar, peated whisky, oak, slight sting of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. Might just bee the best beer i tried so far! Great recommendation dude!

4.5
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 10, 2013
Incredibile, impenetrabile e avvolgente... esperienza da godere senza fretta. Mi portato indietro a quando mio padre fumava la pipa e la domenica mattina prima di pranzo usava il tabacco leggero, dolce e un po’ vanigliato.

4.5
Silvan7 (1269) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle @ home. R.I.S. riposata in botti di ardbeg. Pregiata!!! profuma di affumicato , di caffè e anche di nocciola. il colore è nero imperscrutabile la schiuma cremosa come ci si aspetta. infinito lacing sul bicchiere. Gustosa all’inverosimile, piacevolmente calda/alcolica, parecchio affumicata, e il gusto del caffè è il predominante.Il luppolo è ben prensente ma non rende amaricato il tutto, dona solo un tocco di amaro più rotondo e gradevole. Finale appiccioso, persino dolciastro per via dell’alcol non molto lungo.

4.5
JefVerstraete (3636) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
Oily black colour, syrupy. Thin head of dark brown foam. Very rich and complex character. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, ardbeg whiskey and peat. Very well balanced between bitterness and some light sweetness. Full of taste. Very good!


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