Ölmönger: Ölbeat 297: Emelisse Black & Tan Port Charlotte BA

Brewery: Brouwerij Emelisse
Country: Netherlands
Style: Imperial Stout
Abv: 10,5 %— 

What about the beer?
Colour is black with a tiny tan crown. Aroma has mostly peaty smoke and some roasted malts. Taste begins with strong peaty Islay whisky smoke. Bitter campfire smoke takes over with hints of roast, liquorice and espresso. Towards the end sweetish smoky bitterness rises above other flavours. Aftertaste has heavily bitter smoke, dry roasted malts and burned liquorice.
Smoky and deep Imperial Stout. The Port Charlotte whisky has almost complete dominance here. But in a beautifully raw Islay way. If you love Islay peat – enjoy. If not – avoid. For me this was extreme pleasure.


There are moments when something you’ve completed is broken to pieces and burned to the ground by someone else. And sometimes it’s you who tears things built by someone else apart: ”When you fall, I’ll take my turn / And fan the flames / As your blazes burn.” Sadly, that’s the way people are taught to act.
Linkin Park: Burn It Down (YouTube)
From the 2012 album Living Things, the song was written by Linkin Park.