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

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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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4.4
Bijl (597) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Gitzwart, bruine schuimkraag die vrijwel direct inzakt.....mooi olieachtige lacing langs het glas, weinig koolzuur. Aroma: Gerookt, donkere geroosterde mout, whisky, vanille, donker fruit en teer/hout. Smaak: Vrij zoet, vanille, geroosterde mout, licht whisky, mooi Soft Peat, hout en mooi eindigend in droog.  Iets wat jodium hinten.....niet vervelend overigens en een aardige alcohol warmte. De rokerigheid verbloemd de bitter een beetje maar die is er wel degelijk. Tussen alles door nog wat koffie en chocolade en een fruitig zuurtje. Rood donker fruit en rode bessen. Volle body, zacht koolzuur, zacht mondgevoel...olieachtig, afdronk is peat bitter en droog. Mooi spul!

4.3
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
Jet black beer, rather big dissipating tan head. Lovely aroma of peat, whisky, smoke, roasted malts, ash and light dark chocolate. Flavour sweet malty, whisky, peat, ash, milk chocolate. Full and silky mouthfeel. Finish peated whisky and burned malts. Holy smoke, I just love it when good beer and Islay flavours are combined.
(taster glass from bottle @ 5th ACBF, 2012)

4.3
jfb (6229) - GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
(bottle) pours a deep black colour with a small dark beige head, very viscous. aroma of iodine, peat smoke, seaweed, light coffee and chocolate, brown sugar and herbal hops. flavour is toasted malts, furnace ash, caramel, brown sugar and lots of peat smoke, barrel-dominated yet surprisingly well-balanced. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
MaartenRF10 (1949) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
Very dark, dark brown head. Aroma and taste very peaty. Lots of whiskey in this one, more than in any other BA stous by Emelisse. Wood is als o very present. Other imperial stout elements like chocolate, coffee and roasted malts are harder to find, although there is quiet some bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. But as a huge whiskey fan (and Ardberg being one of my favorites) I really enjoy this beer! Body is good, carbonation relatively high, that might have been a bit smoother.

4.3
BeerBaboon (2083) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Emelissen Ardbeg-viskitynnyreissä kypsytetty imperial stout kaatuu lasiin mustana muodostaen vaalean ruskeaa vaahtoa. Tuoksu muistuttaa Ardbegista ja on myös kahvinen, savuinen ja paahtunut. Maussa puolestaan on kahvia, lakristsia, paahtunutta mallasta, lääkkeitä, savua ja lisää viskiä. Islay-viskeille tyypillinen turpeisuus tulee hyvin esiin sekä tuoksussa että maussa. Alkoholin maku tulee esiin vain viskimäisesti ja onkin poikkeuksellisen miellyttävää. Toisin olisi, jos maku muistuttaisi esim. kossua. Vähähiilihappoisuus ei tietenkään tällaisessa oluessa vaivaa ja olut soljuu alas kurkusta paksuna ja liukkaana. Viski on tässä tynnyrikypsytetyssä keskimääräistä vahvempi elementti, mutta ei hautaa muita makuja täysin alleen. Toimii siis vahvan viskiseksi olueksi erinomaisesti.

4.3
Lilja (3140) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
Fantastiskt gott. Smak och doft av massor av rök, malt, ekträ, mörk choklad, saltlaktris, bränt socker, katrinplommon, rostade toner, espresso med toner av mörk torkad frukt och vanilj. Välbalanserad, whiskeykänsla med en trevlig rökig beska med smak av saltlaktris och bitter mörkchoklad.

4.3
Bosbouw (2898) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2016 Volle zwarte kleur met een goede fijne bruine kraag. Volle geur van koffie, vanille, iets peated en iets alcohol. Volle smaak, duidelijk peated, iets hout, koffie, vanillie en iets alcohol en een lekker bittertje en iets alcohol nasmaak. Dikke structuur. Lekker!

4.3
kyr2 (32) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 26, 2014
This beer really gives you the taste of the smokey whiskey whence it was bottled in. Unfortunately Ardbeg ian’t my favorite, but still an amazing beer.

4.3
undercurrent25 (2130) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a black colour. Taste and aroam is smokey and whisky like. Thick and oily on the palate, very good. Cheers Mike_77

4.3
swieca (134) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Strong peaty aroma, with some chocolate in the background. Pours black with no head, only some dissappearing bubbles. Taste is whisky, lots of dark chocolate, bitter finish. Quite dry altough full bodied. Awesome beer - if one likes peaty aromas and whisky.


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