Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (11% ABV): The Emelisse IRS was aged in Caol Ila barrels (Caol Ila is a distillery on the Isle of Islay in Scotland). This beer pours very dark with a nice tan foam. The beer has a MASSIVE whisky and peat aroma with hints of vanilla, prunes, and chocolate. One sip and you will be floored by flavors of peat whisky, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate, and even a hint of ash. The beer finishes with tastes of smoke, peat, and vanilla. This is an amazing beer that is not for the faint of heart.