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RATINGS: 864   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

DrBayern's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bomber shared with my brother and nephew. Inky black, motor oil pour with a substantial, rocky brown head and excellent sticky lace. The huge espresso and dark chocolate aromas of the regular Boris are there, with the addition of an unmistakable and bourbon and vanilla character, but not much "oakiness" to speak of. Thick, chewy, oily mouthfeel with very gentle carbonation and a pleasing warmth. Very little bitterness, just enough to balance all the malty goodness that lingers on the palate. I suppose it’s all a matter of personal preference as to whether this is better than the standard Boris, but I sure liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1353) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Butelka 66cl. Piwo jest świetne. nie chce mi się go opisywać bo nie ma co gadać : trzeba go spróbować. Super.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle, received as an extra in a trade. Deep brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of rich fudge cake. Toffee and booze. Burnt brown sugar. Decadent chocolate dessert all over this. Flavor is marked by whiskey, wood. Boozy heat. Ashy roast malt. Fudge. Nice and supple. Viscous. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Barrel influence really nice in this one. Takes any rough edges of the regular Boris, already a great brew. Chocolate, vanilla, roast, dark fruit, raisins, bourbon. Balanced. Thick. Delicious."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (450) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 Black with creamy reddish head. Aroma is loads of whiskey, wood, vanilla and leather. Full and smooth palate with low carbonation. Aftertaste is whiskey, roasted, leather and some lingering chocolate notes. Overall: wow! What a beer! Silky smooth imperial stout wannabe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (156) - - AUG 16, 2014
Look: pours a dark black. Dark brown thick creamy head. Thick lacing on the edge of the glass. Smell: chocolate. Cherries.oatmeal. Taste: chocolate. Oatmeal. Heavy hot alcohol. Coffee on the back end. Feel: very creamy mouth feel. Overall: great beer to share. Hard to drink a whole 22 by yourself. First drank: home 8/16/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5016) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Starts heavy malty, woody, spicy, notes of pepper. More and more earthy malty. Warming-malty finish. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (794) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of bourbon, chocolate, coffee and slight sweetness. Nice bitter finish lingers. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (799) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Pours a dark brown/black. Nos roasty chocolate, oatmeal. Big and lovely. Body fluid, soy sauce bites hard booze, roasted to the max. Woof! I can dig it but this is intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (810) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
22oz bottle pours dark rich black brown with thin tan head. Nose is big roasty dark fruity bourbon, raisin, peanut, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is super smooth creamy mouthfeel, nutty bitter chocolate, vanilla notes, peant butter chocolate, raisin, dark fruity balanced bourbon. Finish is bitter sticky semi sweet boozy spice chocolate nut bar and cocoa. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2304) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Small taster at Zeebra Festival. Another totally black beer with a thin dark brown head, average retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma has lots of bourbon and wood, alcohol, light vanilla, a bit of oats. Taste of dark roasted malts, bourbon, ash, wood, light vanilla, some chocolate. Medium thick body with good carbonation, sticky but also very dry palate. Overall a great beer, barrel aging it surely enhanced it.

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