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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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



4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAR 11, 2016
Tap at Alus Celle Riga. Deep brown without head. A lot of chokolate and coffee. Civettas’s coffee. Silky, creame, reach and smoth. Excillent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (872) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Deep, rich and thickish sap, this beer is lusciously glossy. But the bigness here is supported by the most effortless integration between beer and barrel you’ll likely ever encounter. Sue fucking perb.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1296) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Retrospective rating from notes. Bottle at Dogehouse. Pours opaque black with no head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, coffee, caramel and molasses.Taste is cocoa bitter, coffee bitter, chocolate sweet, vanilla, oak, dates, dark berry tartness, roasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1218) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
75cl bottle. Very dark brown pour with a tall and lively espresso-coloured head, as well as visible carbonation. Smells of dark cherries, green hops, cocoa, coffee, bourbon and oak. Smooth mouthfeel, made slightly rough by the carbonation. Notes of bourbon up front, followed by dark cherries, roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Warm and bitter-sweet aftertaste. Very well balanced BA beer, with the base beer notes in balance with the barrel notes. A solid RIS, definitely one I will try again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (626) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark black pour. Strong whiskey and chocolate aroma. Taste follows, a little hot for me but good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (339) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Pitch black motor oil like pour with a brown head. Rich chocolate and whiskey aroma. Silky mouth feel, a tad lighter than i expected. Flavor was very nicely balanced with all expected and desired flavor notes. Very nice beverage.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3434) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Green cap. Pours tar black with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, and dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel with vanilla, chocolate, espresso with just enough whiskey. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4002) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Bomber. Standard jet black pour, medium brown head. Big, burnt, heavily roasted and charred malts. Aromas of soy, licorice, burnt espresso, earthy barrel, and earthy vanilla. The mouth feel felt thin though, and was not as oily and viscous as expected, and the carb was low. The finish shows alot of whiskey barrel, and sweet, earthy vanilla with subtle pine hops and a boatload of the burnt, charred malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RexTalionis (3454) - FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Black in color with a small beige head. Chocolate infused oakyness, lots of roasted notes and some vanilla spicyness in aroma. Very smooth. Soft cocoa mousse later on. Notes of wooden barrel, some chocolate and roasted malts in taste. Coffee and hints of whiskey in the end. Quite nice. Warming one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1846) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Very nice. Aromas and flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and bourbon. The last was an accent and didn’t overpower. Nice complimenting bitterness. Great pictch black color with a very thin head. Weighty creamy palate with the smoothness of oil.


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