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


on tap


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Imp Russian Stout aged on a Caol Ila Single malt barrel

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (3960) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2013
Duft av rykt og tjre. Dyp sort farge. Nesten ikke skum. God smak av mye lakris, noe cogniac og rykt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2013
Aroma: Smoke, burnt bread, tar, sausages and soy sauce.
Appearance: A pitch black brew with a brown head leaving some lacing but big curtains,
Taste: Smoke and peat, brown toast, brown sugar and dark dried fruits, vanilla and oak. Tar and ashes, sausages and beef jerky.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft, oily and a huge body. Slightly dry.
Overall: A nice whisky infused beer - even better with a splash of Caol Ila 18 YO in it.
Note: Bottle 330 ml Reviewed 2013-08-09.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (4622) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
What an extreme taste. Strong notes of peated whiskey in this dark and oily IRS. Drinking this is a special experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ caesar, from brewery. Black colour, tan head. Nose is peat, roasted malts, band aid, faint coffee. Flavour is peaty, roasted malts, a bit smoky and ashy. Finish is dry and peaty. Not a big fan of the peated whiskeys, especially when it overpowers everything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
Bottled, medium sample. Pitch black, short brown head. Aroma is heavily peated, some peat, more peat and even some more. Some bready roasted malts in the back. Again the smooth milk chocolat from the base beer is completely overpowered by dry and peaty whisky. Why? Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1973) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a finger thick mocha head. Aroma is smoke, peat, oak, oil, tobacco and tar and probably a good deal of pirates ballast. Wonderful! Body is full and creamy, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with chocolate, tobacco, leather and oak barrels giving a sweet chocolatey finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (7222) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2013
330ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, reawakening, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Aroma has intense whisky notes, leather, tar, peat and - eh, yes - leather, surpressed dark malty notes with a touch of treacle and, not to forget, leather. Taste is initially moderately sweet dark malty, constantly intensening whisky notes come in, take over and predominate the long lasting finish: leather, peat, tar, petrol; intense, though still integrated really bitter hop notes accompany and support the whisky flavours in the finish; oily texture, slightly sticky palate, relatively light body. My criticism of BA Impy Stouts has mainly been guided by a distinction between integrated BA flavours / predominating resp. masking BA flavours until now. This is the first case of a real development, i.e. a rush of the BA flavours which still remain integrated even in the finish. Lovely, brilliant example of a BA Impy Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013

GBBF 2012, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, wood, oak, tar, smoke, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120810]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SydBeer (4) - - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
chocolate roasty smoke malt. black oil color. full body, long finish. fabulous imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours very dark brown with a small light tan head. The nose is earth, peat, medicinal, smoke, warming, TCP and Savlon. The taste is earth, roasted malt, brown sugar, whisky, light smoke, mellow roast, toast and burnt aspect with a dry finish. Hides Abv well. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Strong Islay whisky character. Good stuff.

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