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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2010
Bottled@Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Pitch black colour with dark brown head. Aroma is oak barrel, alcohol, chocolate, coffee as well as some vanilla, nuts and wood. Flavour is liquorice, wood, alcohol, nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some roasted and burnt maltyness as well. Tasty, fullbodied, complex and loveable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle from Knightly. My Dad and I cracked this one after the BA 110K+OT Batch 2. Really glad to see we got this one here in FL. Black color with dark brown edges. Pours a thin head with just a few patches remaining on top. Strong whiskey aroma that tingles the senses a little along with dark chocolate, caramel, espresso. The aroma is bold and very nice. Smooth flavors; whiskey, oats, chocolate, vanilla, wood. Very good. Just barely edged out the BA 110K+OT Batch 2 as the better beer in my opinion and I didn’t expect that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 Kick ass stout from Imstillthegman (BA mostly) and same name at RB. shared SL. Good nose on this...little bourbon??? not whiskey, with a stong malt back bone. Nice black color, good head. Drank this on the warmer side. Lots of oatmeal, malty bourbon but not overdone... Super smooth for an oatmeal stout. They are usaully chunky/gritty but this was super smooth. Thanks guy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2010
22 oz bomber, I believe batch 2. Tasted on 4/11/10. Pours super dark brown, not a whole lot of head. Huge thick legs, though, and okay lacing. Aroma was strong bourbon, but not overpowering. Good chocolate and caramel behind it, but nothing too complex. Flavor is incredibly balanced with a bit of a hot bourbon burn and a great chocolate finish. Definitely a great brew and would love this aged another year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3557) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours black with brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, whisky, vanilla and oak. Similar flavors with a touch of heat from the alcohol. Full body with minimal carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. I liked this slightly better than the regular version. Thanks Peter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2010
Pours out flat black. Smell is sweet bourbon goodness. Lots of chocolate, cofee, vanilla flavors with a great bourbon notes. Sticky sweet mouth with nice warming. Smooth easy to drink, balanced. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
A dark black beer with a small head. The aroma was nice and heavy with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and was really like a chocolate cake soaked in bourbon. The taste was very bourbony, strong in vanilla, chocolate, toffee and its strong barrel character makes it almost a completely different brew than regular Boris. Reminds me of GI BCS, and would make an interesting side by side with the two brews. Big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle (shared with Tweety)... Poured black with a thin off-white head. Lighter carbonation with big chocolate characters, vanilla, lactose-like creaminess, and a whiskey-like hint. Very beautiful, well rounded beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
darker than the original, still no head or lacing. Aroma is very hot- lots of bourbon and maple. Flavor hold cherries, vanilla, and of course your basic Impy Stout flavors. Great whiskey aftertaste. Twice as good as the original, at least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Poured black with a tiny brown head. Nose has big notes of bourbon and dark chocolate, lesser notes of vanilla, roast, and wood. Full body with a creamy texture and gentile carbonation. Right off the bat I got a very nicely blended flavor of bourbon, sweet roasted malt, and dark fruits, mid way through I got a lot more chocolate notes, some wood, and almost a burnt toffee. Finishes sweet and slightly boozy.

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