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RATINGS: 920   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Sugary booze nose. While cold, this beer is complex with its chocolate, booze and coconut. Super smooth, easy booze, lightly bitter, and definitely not too sweet. Very, very nice. Beautiful, opaque, vanilla, and has a touch of raisin with a faint bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (4385) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2015
22 oz provided by Adrien. Vintage we think is 2013. The tan head with some lasting spotty lace. Aroma is bold Heaven Hill whiskey to boot!

The bourbon is pretty bold through out the sip. The body is for sure thinner then Doris. FYI, compare this right after the standard Doris and BBA Doris. This is a tad thinner in the mouth yet the flavor is still damn nice. Oak, vanilla, with light charred chocolate, and again with the mild brownie batter note. Gosh damn, another fine BBA RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WillRunForBeer (1327) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Adrien, thanks! Aroma is molasses, vanilla, a touch of whiskey. Whiskey is all over the taste, with vanilla and oak as well. Starts with chocolate, then whiskey and oak, then comes sweet vanilla, and finally more whiskey and oak I the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1231) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, with a mocha head. Aroma is dark malts, with burned oak and very sweet coffee. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with muscovado, tobacco and oak, giving dark fruity tobacco notes in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerandsex (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Yes! BORIS in a barrel. I would definitely sleep with this beer. The already legendary BORIS with a healthy dose of wood and ... bourbon? Not sure if I’m just getting wood or a little carmelly sweetness from the bourbon as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (10321) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
Das Bier ist total schwarz und es hat eine schöne kompakte bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, viel Kaffee, Vanille und Holz. Geschmack sehr weich, viel Vanille, Schokolade, Kaffee, sahnig, total geniales Bier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (3217) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Green cap, purchased around mid-2014 so I assume it’s either 2013 or 2014 rather than 2009. Black with thin tan head to ring. Aromas of whiskey, dark chocolate, light caramel and dark fruit, some booze. Tastes of dark chocolate, bourbon, light oak, subtle dark fruit, oats. Full body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Alcohol is very well masked. Delicious and very well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bomber, tulip. Black, not much head. A - wood, bread, vanilla, whiskey. T - bitter chocolate, whiff of coffee, wood. Dryer than bourbon barrel? Creamy mouthfeel, though somehow thin on finish. Woodsy and chocolatey. Reminds me of Mokah.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Flaska från SB. Red cap drucken med ölföreningen. En maffig och intensiv fatlagrad IS. Krämig och leb munkänsla. Stora chokladsmaker som som går väldigt väl ihop med bourbonfatsmaken. Riktigt riktigt gott. Bland de bästa fatlagrade IS jag druckit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Bottle: Deep, thick black pour with a thin-bubbled, frothy tan pour that sifts nicely across the top. Aroma of whiskey, maple syrup, wood, bittersweet chocolate malt & cocoa syrup, & light, underlying hints of semisweet vanilla. Big-time bourbon barrel flavor; lots of warming whiskey, toasted grain, & lightly charred oak. Lighter hints of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, maple syrup, vanillin, & burnt sugar. Lightest kiss of dark prune, perhaps some faint anise hanging in there, too. The barrel has thinned out the mouth feel a tad from this one. Nice stout, but I actually prefer the non-barrel version by quite a bit.

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