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RATINGS: 851   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (698) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
From a bottle purchased at the brewery into a snifter bought there too. Pours a midnight black. Zero head and a thin layer of brown lacing. Aroma of liquor and coffee. Mouthfeel is sticky and greasy but oddly not heavy. Taste is roast and whiskey. Luckily the whiskey doesn't overpower everything. Alcohol is also very up front. A very good barrel aged stout and I'm not a huge fan of them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours deep black with a lacy brown head. Aroma is heavy, lots of chocolate, boozey, sweet malts, caramel, roast and coffee. Great! Taste is very sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dctriman (57) - USA - NOV 18, 2013
Overrated in my opinion. Reminds me of the sweetness of Dark Lord. Bottle from Total Wine in Alexandria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12331) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottled @Beer Hunters
Dark opaque brown color, tiny brown head. Aroma has sweet licorice, raisins, vanilla and bread. Full-bodied, slick oily palate. Roasted breadyness, light vanilla, some raisins and dates. Sweetish and warming. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
(Bottle) Pitch black colour with creamy, but fairly short, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with liquorice, anise, vanilla, strong sweet espresso, dark chocolate, cocoa and hints of bourbon barrels. Malty, roasted taste with notes of sweet strong coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, oak wood, dried fruit, treacle, distinct bourbon flavours and a fairly balanced coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Very tasty and quite warming. Lovely stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle pours inky black with low head, aroma is whiskey and roast, taste is super smooth with a nice whiskey note, well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Appearance- Thick, deep dark brown, very little head Aroma- Sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, touch of oak Flavor- Medium heavy sweet dark chocolate, lots of roasted malt and vanilla, nice bourbon mixed in. Thick and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2013
Very smooth, chocolate, roast, some vanilla. Smooth full mouthfeel. Really Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Burnhearts during MKE beer week 2013. Dark brown with a thin brown crown. Aroma of dark roasted malts, bourbon, peat, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Taste of chocolate, dark roasted malt, oak, vanilla, mild bourbon with mild heat on the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours slick, viscous and oily. Jet Black with tan head. Strong barrel scent in nose and taste. Brings our the brunt roasty malt flavor with some mellow coffee and chocolate. Good stuff.

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