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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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



Kavu's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kavu (2666) - Helsinki, - NOV 22, 2012
6 fl. oz. bottle @ Harry’s. Pours pitch black with a low tan head. Light aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, cream, milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol and hops. Nice and soft at first with a flavor explosion in the finish. Quite sublime.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren. Pours pitch black with a deliciously looking creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon and wood. Flavour is bittersweet, Full bodied, creamy and smooth texture, carbonation is on the soft side. Finish is chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Very smooth and unlike other impy’s, I actually like this one better when it’s colder than it should be

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3017) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a small beigehead. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, whiskey and coffee. Sweet that ends up more dry, slightly bitter with alcohol notes. Full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. An great Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a large creamy, short-lived beige head. Nose is sweet malty caramel tones, vanilla, bubble gum, mild bourbon notes and hints of chocolate, licorice and roasted bread. Taste is licorice, bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, biscuits, burnt toast and hints of caramel, nuts and mild smoke. Full body, medium carbonation. Very nice and smooth, without being quite of the outstanding kind.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
White cap. Black, small tan head with some retention. Aroma is a bit muted, some chocolate, some bourbon, hint of red fruit. Flavor is nice, velvet smooth, hints of chocolate, really bourbon heavy. Solid BA stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (79) - - APR 12, 2015
Black Cap 2010 Aroma chocolate, roasty, coffee, nuts, smoke, vanilla, woody, whiskey Appearance black, frothy, tan foam, brown foam, dissipates quickly Taste wood oak chocolate Palate full body, creamy, thick feel, Overall a really great beer but I’m finding out that I’m not a huge fan of a wood taste

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (722) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick pitch black color with a nice brown head. Aroma has a big barrel character, with lots of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, and a solid background of dark roasted malts. Same in the flavor, great roasted malts with the barrel shining through. Excellent imperial stout. Would love to try the BA DORIS!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (180) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 4, 2015
Draft on BierCab, Barselona. Black as oil. Aroma: smoked whiskey, oak and vanilla. Taste: very cool coffee with cream and whiskey, ice cream. Great stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (5599) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, vanilla, toffee, liquorice, taste is similar, boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CardsFan25 (79) - - 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!


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