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RATINGS: 851   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



4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Zwarte kleur met weinig gouden schuim. Ruikt koffie, vanille, crème. Smaakt bitterzoet, hout, vanille, iets gerookt. Goede bittere afdronk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Black with a good chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, marshmallow, oak. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, brown sugar, dates. Very tasty

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (69) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 27, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours thick black with a tall, creamy caramel brown head. Aromas; bourbon, Vanilla, coffee, caramel, chocolate and dark. Tastes of brown sugar and 'gunpowder'. Pretty wooden and dark chocolate. A top stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (631) - DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Pitch black, small tan head, some lacing. Nice coating. Aroma, roasted malts, bourbon, coffee, oak, . Taste, roasted malts, bourbon, lots of oak, chocolate, coffee, liquorice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CarlJonas (209) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
It’s black and smells like whatever man...you buy this you know what you’re getting; one of the best imperial stouts in the world and if you pair it with a bowl of really fine vanilla ice cream you’re gonna think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Do it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (337) - århus, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
duft: kaffe, whisky, vanilje, meget kompleks duft, Smag. kakao. kaffe, brændt malt, kokos, en smule bitter smag nok for de store mængder sort malt.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (261) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours like used motor oil with thick creme colored head that lingers. Smells of chocolate and oatmeal with a hint of booziness. Coffee chocolate flavors I'm a smooth stout that is easy to enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeyo1 (138) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ home. 2011 edition. Pours thick and almost black with red notes. A minimal brown head that quickly dissipates. Intense sweet & roasted with lots of vanilla, bourbon, honey, oak, dark chocolate, dates, raisins, red fruits. Big oily mouthfeel with a very soft low carbonated palate. Aftertaste is drier and has some nice licorice and leather plus some warming booze. And a plesant vinous note of red currants. High bitterness that blends well with the roast body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
Rated on 9-13-2011 Green cap bottle. This beer has a small light brown head with a very long retention, opaque dark brown body and very little lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, oak, vanilla, hops, and alcohol. The taste is semi-sweet, vanilla, oak, wood, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. This beer is very quaffable and very flavorable. It is a good all around beer and a sipping beer. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
22oz bottle. It pours a pitch black oily body with a small mocha head. Aroma is intensely roasty, sweet, bourbony, molasses, licorice, coffee. Taste is quite sweet, some roasted malts and licorice, but mostly vanilla, wood and bourbon. Slight booze, tobacco and leather. Nicely rounded. Mouthfeel is creamy, oily, thick with soft carbonation. Overall, a sipper and a bourbon bomb even at 2 years cellaring. Nice one tough.


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