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RATINGS: 856   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



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Stobbe74. Pours pitch black with a small creamy brown head and lacings. Deep roasted nose with chocolate, oak and vanilla. Syrupy, sticky and vaguely warm. Smooth palate. Tasty yet and still just as good without the barrel.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 Bottle @ Stockholm BWF -09. Pours black with a small brown head. Smooth silky mouthfeel, sweet tones of chokolate toffe vanilla coffee licorice. Best oakaged so far.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Poured into glass from bomber. Super silky black pour. AHHH AROMA! Like warm banana bread with chocolate chips in it, and coffee poured over top. The mouthfeel is so unbelievably smooth. Coffee and whiskey in the flavor, bitter lasting aftertaste. Happiness in a glass!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
From 22-oz bottle (Batch 1) acquired via trade with MrBunn. Pours an opaque and thick dark brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that has some nice retention. Aroma of toasted dark malt, dark chocolate, smoked wood, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Taste is full bodied, oily and smooth texture with flavors of toasted caramel, chocolate, vanilla a hint of black licorice, some bourbon, and a hint of cherry. Finish is quite smooth, nicely balance with bourbon, toasted dark malt and vanilla aftertaste. One of the best Bourbon Barrel aged beers of the MN gathering.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (3034) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Rating #400! Bottle acquired from shawnm213 (thanks again) in trade. Black pour with some beige head. Whiskey aroma added to the normal boris. WOW this is even better than BORIS, Barrel aging made this even better flavors are full and this is smooth, well balanced, all slight sharp points have been smoothed out. Flavors include but not limited to, chocolate, oak, caramel, vanilla, and licorice. Great brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Sampled at the ’09 RBPTE, courtesy of Beerman6686. Big nose with caramel, coffee, toffee, toasted malt, port and oak, vanilla and brown sugar and licorice. Clear dark liquid with dark creamy lasting head. Full oily body with medium carbonation. Long sweet taste to this, with caramel, oak, chocolate, and toffee. Smooth, delicious, well balanced, with great oaky character. A real treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and oat with notes of coffee. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of coffee, alcohol and whisky. Dry roasted finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle (Batch 1) thanks to Skyview. Dark black motor oil pour with little carbonation and a rich dark chocolate and vanilla aroma. Flavor also rich mellow chocolate, vanilla, smoke and just friggin amazing all the way through. Go out of your way to get some of this if you like imperial stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Back color; no head. Dusty chocolate aroma, some ashes and bread. Good body, and good chocolate flavor, just slightly corrected by some oak, but also with somehow a high alcohol perception. Powerful is the best I can say about this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small dark glare and a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malty flavoured. Smooth fruity, roasted and dark chocolate flavoured. Very boozxy. Roasted chocolate and dry malty to breadish flavoured into the finish.


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