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RATINGS: 941   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vjohans (567) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle from ljumske chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, woody, smoke, black, hazy, tan foam, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (786) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Didn’t mean to taste this.trying to delete it. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. My need to use actual computer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (4961) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Pitch black colour with cremy beige head.Aroma is roastd and has good flavor of vanilla and Whisky,nice sweet taste who have some licorice nots well balanced and warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergaard (242) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
Black, sticky and chewy - small roasted head. Roasted, sweet and slightly hoppy aroma - whisky, banana, liqorice, coffee. Taste of liqorice, whisky, well roasted coffee, sweet brownie, vanilla, almond and some dark fruit. Well ballanced and pretty close to brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted, chocolate, wood and alcohol, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hesoo (80) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Chyba pierwsze RiS w którym aromat zrobił na mnie większe wrażenie niż smak. Feeria zapachów którą napędza beczka po Whiskey, da się wyczuć zapachy owoców suszonych: śliwki daktyle, słodycz. W smaku już nie jest tak potężnie. Czuć alkohol i niepoukładaność. Piwo przepada nieco w zbyt słabym ciele no i wysycenie imo za duże jak na risa. Podsumowując - przypomina bardziej bardzo dobry porter bałtycki i gdyby nim było ocena byłaby wyższa o 0,5 i byłby to najlepszy baltic porter jaki w życiu piłem

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2358) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Roasted malt, molasses and chocolate in the nose, some wood and whiskey. The barrels are apparent in the flavour with whisky and vanilla, white wood. Lots of chocolate, some roasted malt, charcoal and molasses also. Full body, sticky texture, light prickling carbonation, heavy sweet and bitter, some alcohol showing. Roasted finish. Fair enough, but doesn’t do that much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (175) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bomber to snifter. Pours opaque with thin, rich-tan head with light retention. Aroma of maple, bright raisin, vanilla, hint of cinnamon, very pleasing. Medium-heavy body with oily mouthfeel, notes of creamy coffee, cinnamon spice, raisin/date, vanilla, and alcohol. Nice, but maybe more enjoyable on a winter night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle share at Paul’s 30th. Thanks to Strokey. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is liquorice, vanilla, light bourbon, chocolate, background cabbage. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is tangy alcohol, ashy, bourbon, coffee. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Thanks, KL. Supercharged chocolate nose, with very mild bourbon notes, and fumes. Dark brown, with translucent edges. Severe dark raost, bourbon, light vanilla, and mild bittering in mid and final. Medium body. Very very tasty, but perhaps a bit thin for an imperial. Great, really!

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