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RATINGS: 977   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1795) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Clapham. Suitably dark hued. Lasting brown head. Big barrel notes in the aroma with chocolatey malts. Taste is rich with cocoa, vanilla and a hint of fruit. Drinkability pretty good. Very good as expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 8/30/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, chocolat, boisé, vanille, notes de mélasse et de houblon herbeux et résineux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût légèrement boisé (bourbon), léger de vanille et d’épices. Une dominante de malt rôti et de chocolat est présente avec une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses ainsi qu’avec des notes d’alcool et de mélasse sucrée et terreuse.
En bouche : Corps : rond-moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse et huileuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une moyenne amertume d’alcool réchauffant, de rôti, de chocolat et de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses. <br

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (1225) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, niska.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Piwo dosłownie bucha aromatem Bourbonu. Wyczuwalne są wanilia, nuty beczkowe - generalnie Whisky. W tle zapach pieczywa razowego i kawy.
SMAK: Ponowna dominacja Whisky. Posmak delikatnie kawowy z wyraźnym akcentem Whisky. Alkohol wyraźny, ale nie przeszkadza, rozgrzewa przełyk.
OGÓLNIE: Jeden z tych RIS-ów, który jest całkowicie zdominowany przez beczkę (w tym wypadku po Whisky).

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (900) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1353) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1462) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (648) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (371) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alobar (3532) - 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.

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