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RATINGS: 881   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



4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - OCT 28, 2009
I love imperial stout, and this beer is essentially perfect. It has big flavor, with a strong coffee, chocolate milk, and whiskey favor. It is very thick. The aroma is very strong with coffee. It is jet back with almost no head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 27, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a dense, oily black color with thin raspberry-brown edges; thin light-tan head with solid, cascading lacing at the perimeter; definitely has an oily viscosity to it. Huge amounts of roasted nuttiness and charred malts in the aroma; toasty, sour-mash barrel character with soft edges; the core shows maple syrup and chewy, dried dark fruits, which really prevent any acrid or harsh notes appearing from the heavily roasted character; soft, velvety, inky, inviting. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: a cola and dark chocolate presence takes over here, with some nougat and raisins and plums there in the core sweetness; the barrel aging provides a tangy sour-mash character and a nice toasty and charred character; this doesn’t have the density of examples like Expedition or Old Rasputin, but it’s a highly drinkable, soft-edged barrel-aged rendition of an already excellent beer. Again, there are creamy, dried dark fruits and developed sweetness at the core that really temper the light tang of the barrel; solidly done, with minimal if any alcohol showing here. Lasting finish of roasted malts, chocolate (dark), with hints of coffee and nuts; the dry toastiness underneath is great.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4168) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is brown to black in color with a beige colored head. The smell its oats, malts, vanillla, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, and good. The taste is coffee, chocolate, syrup, malts, and great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thin dark khaki head. Moderate burnt roast and some light alcohol notes on the aroma, a light raisin tone also. Taste is slightly sweet with some small alcohol heat, chocolate cookie, roast, coffee. Balanced but doesn’t display much of the barrel aging.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2906) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle shared by MrPickles - Tasted next to the regular BORIS. Pours dark black with clear on the edges. Has a small tan head. Smells of sharp booze and buttery oak, but there’s just too much alcohol on the nose. Taste is overwhelming booze that recedes a bit as it gets warmer and the other flavors round it out. There’s dark roast underneath the booze, with coffee, toffee, and a bitter finish. Thinner and more watery than the original. Man, I really wanted to like both these beers, but I was really unimpressed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle. Bishops Arms Järntorget, Porterveckan. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma: roasted malt, sweetness, vanilla, cocos, bourbon, oak, chocolate. Flavor: Roasted, sweet and very smooth. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, cocos, toffee, chocolate, coffee. Damn, this was good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle from Bierkoning. Deep dark body with thinnest of brown heads. Luscious nose of oats and dark chocolate. Quite syrupy and full-bodied. Taste of oats, chocolate, malts. Very thorough and enjoyable. Delectable vanilla lining on the end. Simply fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Another winner. The darkness of the beer gives a strong aroma. coffee and slightly fruity, almost like raspberry like. palate is thin with a touch of oil. the taste is dark flavor of cocoa and coffee stout with a mild hint of oatmeal. A winner, awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle from DuffmanSW who received in trade from FlssmrBrewAlum. Poured dark black and thick with tiny brown head. Aroma of chocolate, whiskey, coffee, and some mild coconut. Tasted like chocolate cake with bourbon frosting. Very smooth and thick but low carbonation. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 First rating
Bomber size bottle at Haket, Göteborg. On October 10, 2009
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, malty, vinous, oak, chocolate scent. Smooth, sweet, chocolate, raissin, bitter, hoppy, coffee taste. Long roasted and coffee aftertaste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium balanced bitterness.BRV8/4/10/5/18=4.5

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Bottled at Bishops Arms Järntorget, on Christmas Eve 2012.
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, smooth, chocolate, raisin, wonderful scent. Chocolate, burnt, smooth, coffee, roasted, malty, sweet taste. Smooth of so smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterenss. Love it!
9/4/9/5/18=4.5


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