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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Made from our award-winning imperial stout, rated one of the top 50 best beers in the world in 2008. This bodacious oatmeal Russian imperial stout will crush you like no other. This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance. Aged in Heaven Hill Whiskey barrels.

Batch 1 - Gold Cap - April 2009
Batch 2 - Gold Cap - July 2009
Batch 3 - Green Cap - Oct 2009
Batch 4 - Black Cap - 2010
Batch 5 - Red Cap - 2011

dionysian_son's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2012
A world class beer from the cellar for a special occasion. Thanks to FunkyBrewster for this 2009 masterpiece. An oily brown pour with minimal cocoa head settles to a aromatic toffee and raisin nose. Smooth and creamy on the tongue starting with a light brown sugar and berry drifting to a spicy, wine tinged expanse of flavor with a subtle licorice and anise aftertaste. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1764) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte. Oily black, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, marshmellow. Sweet with harsh bitter finish. Not the best stout in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (4607) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, vanilla, toffee, liquorice, taste is similar, boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CardsFan25 (76) - - JAN 28, 2015
Wow...Dark black pour with about half a finger of carmel head. Raisin (and other dark fruits) on the nose. Similar in taste, which starts a bit thin but becomes full bodied by the middle of the tongue. Finishes nicely with smooth bourbon and vanilla. A little to sweet for me which drops the palate score but great beer and even better day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (385) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Sugary booze nose. While cold, this beer is complex with its chocolate, booze and coconut. Super smooth, easy booze, lightly bitter, and definitely not too sweet. Very, very nice. Beautiful, opaque, vanilla, and has a touch of raisin with a faint bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3765) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2015
22 oz provided by Adrien. Vintage we think is 2013. The tan head with some lasting spotty lace. Aroma is bold Heaven Hill whiskey to boot!

The bourbon is pretty bold through out the sip. The body is for sure thinner then Doris. FYI, compare this right after the standard Doris and BBA Doris. This is a tad thinner in the mouth yet the flavor is still damn nice. Oak, vanilla, with light charred chocolate, and again with the mild brownie batter note. Gosh damn, another fine BBA RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Adrien, thanks! Aroma is molasses, vanilla, a touch of whiskey. Whiskey is all over the taste, with vanilla and oak as well. Starts with chocolate, then whiskey and oak, then comes sweet vanilla, and finally more whiskey and oak I the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1108) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, with a mocha head. Aroma is dark malts, with burned oak and very sweet coffee. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with muscovado, tobacco and oak, giving dark fruity tobacco notes in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerandsex (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Yes! BORIS in a barrel. I would definitely sleep with this beer. The already legendary BORIS with a healthy dose of wood and ... bourbon? Not sure if I’m just getting wood or a little carmelly sweetness from the bourbon as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (8918) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
Das Bier ist total schwarz und es hat eine schöne kompakte bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Vanille und Holz. Geschmack sehr weich, viel Vanille, Schokolade, Kaffee, sahnig, total geniales Bier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (2166) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Green cap, purchased around mid-2014 so I assume it’s either 2013 or 2014 rather than 2009. Black with thin tan head to ring. Aromas of whiskey, dark chocolate, light caramel and dark fruit, some booze. Tastes of dark chocolate, bourbon, light oak, subtle dark fruit, oats. Full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Alcohol is very well masked. Delicious and very well-balanced.

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