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RATINGS: 880   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



3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (777) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a dark dark thick black color. Also a dark dark mocha colored head. The nose is almost all alcohol strength and a thin layer of chocolate. At first sip a nice layer of chocolate covers the mouth feel. Then a strong punch of whiskey hits the flavors hard. Not much else going on in this one. The original is much better. Very strong. High ABV and no hiding it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2607) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap @ CBC14-yellow. Black, tan top. Chocolate, a bit of milky vanilla. Full thick body, soothingly smooth. Soft roastyness, some vanilla in flavour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Tap på CBC-14. Tydlig härlig bourbon i doften. Ingen stickighet. Bra som fasen. Tung och balanserad. Bourbon domnerar smakbilden. (Har precis ätit en chilikorv "dark lord", vilket garanterat blåst smaklökarna.) --- Flaska hos Karl och Helga. Får sänka några poäng. Bra doft och smaken är initialt balanserad och len. Ganska spritig och spretig när den får landa lite. Bourbon i lagom ton, mörk choklad och lite oljig. Laddar inför bryggeribesök på Carnegie imorgon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2505) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Black with brown head. Nice big aroma, vanilla bourbon, roasty, chocolate and licorice. Similar flavour, lots of vanilla oak, some molasses and roasty chocolate. Thick and silky sweet. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (353) - - 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 (2386) - 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 (1989) - 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 (370) - - 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 (515) - - 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 (1527) - ’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.


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