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RATINGS: 861   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, whiskey. Nice. Taste is smooth, vanilla, chocolate, slightly warming . Pretty nice, interested in other variants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - DEC 21, 2013
Black body with a brown creamy head. Smells like chocolate ice cream, oats, coffee, dark chocolate. Same taste with notes of the whiskey barrel. Long lasting aftertaste of coffee. Full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (957) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 gold cap. shared at a tasting with 2 beer buddies. poured dark black with a mocca coloured head. great bourbon smell, vanilla, coconuts, very thick and smooth mouthfeel. reminds me a bit to the parabola (which as better ok) expensive beer, bought here in the netherlands. but it’s worth every penny!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (1932) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for 10 months. Opaque, near black with a 1-finger dark brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of brandy, molasses, espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, charred wood, dates, prunes, wood duff and caramel. Taste of molasses, brandy, brown sugar, anise, caramel, dates, prunes, chocolate, espresso and a touch of white pepper. The flavor is amazingly close to that of my girlfriend's peppernut Christmas cookie batter. Medium/full body and medium carbonation with an interesting smooth yet slightly bubbly mouthfeel. A superb, deliciously complex beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
About as good as an oatmeal stout can be. Lots of dark chocolate and licorice. Slick on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (357) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
A good solid stout. Great aroma with chocolate and oatmeal. Very dark...I normally love the darker colors, but this poured at the end like motor oil. Still, I’d recommend it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBat (61) - - DEC 5, 2013
Bomber poured into snifter. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and a little oak. Strong espresso taste with a sweeter chocolate balance finished off with a smooth oak taste. All the beauty of BORIS with an added oaky finish. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (605) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
Pitch black colour, tiny mocha head. Aroma of whiskey, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Whiskey flavour, dry wood finish. Medium body, very creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Very exciting RIS

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours absolute black, very small chocolate milk looking head that dies down to nothing, no lace. Nose is toasty, absolutely chocolate. Tastes smooth, silky chocolate, roasted malt, slightly bitter. Perfect stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (223) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle pours pitch black, thick viscous pour with a small caramel color head. Nose is sooo nice, the barrel aging really stands out. I enjoyed the standard BORIS, but this one is definitely smoother.

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