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RATINGS: 876   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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



4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (320) - - MAY 8, 2014
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2338) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Even a bit better than the normal BORIS. Has a nice extra layer of spicy whiskey. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: mocha, coffee, vanilla, little sweet. TASTE: mocha, bourbon? alcohol, vanilla, too much alcohol maybe.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (358) - - MAY 4, 2014
Sampled @ Zeebra 2014. Soft, dark. Sweet. Genuine bourbon taste. Also hints of coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (505) - - MAY 3, 2014
Pours an oily black with a lasting wisp of head that clings to the glass, sugary lacing. No light passes when backlit. Aroma is bourbon, cigar smoke, oak, vanilla, molasses and black licorice. Flavor is same with an emphasis on roasted, charred oak and vanilla sweetness to balance it out. Slight alcohol burn in the finish. Always a treat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abijen (1511) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black beer with a good brown head. Smells bourbon, vanilla, bit peated. Tastes bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Low carbo, medium body and a sticky oily texture.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bosbouw (1348) - 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 (1364) - 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 (260) - 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 (711) - 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.


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