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RATINGS: 872   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (272) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Must be the 2012 version with a white cap. Boozy and chocolaty on the aroma. Smooth, sweet. Looks insane. Pours thick and black with a super dark head. Taste is smooth and chocolaty finish is little aggressive but not too bad with the booziness. Palate is great except the finish which is a little aggressive. Overall a very nice imperial stout. Doesn’t have the acidity of others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (1766) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Refrigerated brown bomber with gold cap. Pours black with small dark brown highlights and very small beige head. Aroma is complex barrel, medium body, low carbonation, and Taste is roasty, oak, whisky, oat malt, soy sauce, some herbal hops, some vanilla, and dryer finish. One of the best imperial stouts I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1025) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
2009 Gold cap to tulip Oak, raisin, chocolate, soy and bourbon. Dark, clean, dark brown, no head. Grape, sweet malt, milk, and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Batch uno or deuce. Oxydized, papery choco, old fruit, changes often, vanila, oaky is mellow as the vanilla, odd pepper nose burn. Taste - old syrupy, caramelly choco, vanilla, light burn, need to drink veritas - fuck this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4476) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Chocolate and light whiskey notes. Jet black with a little brown head. Chocolate and vanilla with a bit of oak notes. Very mellow and well balanced, held up great to age. A bit of alcohol heat, that you can feel not taste. There is nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing to kick you in the nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
2009 gold cap Bottle. Big black oil pour with very little head. Aroma, bourbon, roasted malts, and booze. Taste - very little bourbon, lots of oak, wine like flavor, thick mouthfeel a bit muted

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1009) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours motor oil black with a slightly reddish tan head. Aroma of oak, booze, and coffee. Taste of coffee and booze.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
t8dd (44) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
22oz. Bottle. White cap-2013 vintage? Big whiskey on the nose. Pours solid black with quarter inch khaki head that dissipates quickly, moderate lacing. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oats, dark fruits. Fairly boozy, maybe would've been better to cellar for a bit. Overall a great example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lspagnola (18) - - DEC 30, 2013
Big. Bold. Some bourbon, sweet malts. No discernible head or retention as expected for the style. Bourbon, caramel, coffee, vanilla. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Unk bottle date Pours black with a finger of mocha head. Nice run of foam over the rim. Smells of vanilla. So nice. Really lengths above the regular version. Taste follows with nice notes. Awesome. Wish I had more. Dry velvet and creme flavors. Man. I have a hard time not drinking more. Further, also want to take it back from my friends. Serving type: bottle 11-18-2011

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