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RATINGS: 904   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6620) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
22 oz. bottle consumed many times with multiple vintages (rating from notes on batch one). Pours jet black with a medium sized tan head. the aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, and some sweet bourbon. First taste reveals chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, roasted malt, oatmeal, pretty smooth from the barrel and oatmeal, full bodied, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
October 4, 2014. Bottle at home. Black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter dark chocolate, bourbon, roasted coffee, finish is medium bitter chocolate, rounded bourbon notes with light alcohol. Medium to full bodied,average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1582) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
Aromen fantastisk, chocklad lite kokoshint. Smaken av mer kakao, ABVn skiner igeno lite.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (67) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
A: Bourbon, diesel, plum, hint of smoke, walnut T: Liquirice, chocolate, bourbon, tarmac. Overall: Loads of different taste! Really enjoy this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (118) - - OCT 17, 2014
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival. Helt ok men det finns bättre Boris än denna. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1025) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
600ml bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours a deep brown to black color forming a small thin tan head which dissipates quite quickly leaving only few spotty lacings S: Great nose. Very woody and whiskey. Intense roasted malts. Dark chocolate. Notes of caramel and caramel malts. Molasses. Light notes of alcohol in the very end T: Sweet roasted malts upfront. Intense wood flavors. Dark chocolate, coffee beans, brown bread. Toffee, molasses, caramel and caramel malts. Hoppy but mainly roasted bitter end M: Heavy creamy and molasses body. Low carbonation. Woody, sweet, bitter and roasted aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Excellent imperial stout. Recommend [ BA Review @ 3/1/2013 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (2013) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
October 12, 2014 - 2011 bottle from Binnys. Black pour with limited tan head. Aroma was strong whiskey, sweet malt and some roast. Taste was consistent with aroma, a nice balance of heat and sweetness with a slight roast and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Flaska från systemet - Riktigt mörk, inget ljus kommer igenom. Skumkronan försvann omgående vilket var lite trist. Lite tunn textur nästan lite vattnig. Något spritig arom. Tydliga brända toner,lugn beska lite inslag av whiskey och kaffe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (758) - Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with chocolate milk head. Nose and taste is chocolate and bourbon. Some alcohol burn. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
khhoeie (50) - NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
F A N T A S T I C!!! The one I tasted had been stored for about 5 years. Absolutely one of the best beers I have ever tasted! "I have had wines with more carbonic acid than this" a guy said while tasting this beer. Also, you can really taste that it's been aged in whisky barrels. All this makes it a fantastic wi... beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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