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RATINGS: 908   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (949) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has licorice, quite some dark chocolate, roasted malts and some bourbon. Taste has bourbon, vanilla, some dark chocolate, coffee and a bit of alcohol. Over medium body, soft carbo. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
M82 (378) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Deep black body with fiery red to amber highlights temporarily supports a 1/3" very dark khaki head leaving a short array of dots arcing around one side of the snifter

Deep entwined dark notes of chocolate, black licorice, whiskey, tobacco, and cream on a coating silky smooth heavy body with a chest warming residual of fluent dark chocolate spirit barrel, light smoke, occasional flashes of graham cracker and pie crust, with warmth a subtle blueberry note also makes appearances, a sense of bananas foster with accents of peanut butter comes to mind, exceptionally silky and seamless

2013 22oz into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours midnight black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, oak, coffee and vanilla. Flavor was moderately sweet and well balanced with silky chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon, light coffee and had a dry warming finish. Medium-full body, sticky oily texture, soft carbonation. A stellar imp stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Thick black pour with a brown head. Aromas of oak and whiskey with lots of roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Flavor is chocolate upfront with sweet oak and whiskey notes in the finish. Extremely smooth too. Finish is rich and long. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
2nd May 2014
CBC Session 1. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Rich dark malts with a little fruity tangy sweetness on top. Touch of barrel induced vanilla. Woody bubblegum ester. Earthy dry coffee. Light dry finish. Nice, if a tad dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (3178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - black coloured pour with tan head. Nice balance of roasted and sweet dark malts, big chocolate and light vanilla, boozy whiskey wooden nuances on the palate. Impressive stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2014
Pitch black color. Dark brown color, thin head. Absolutely massive bourbon nose with tons of dark chocolate, a hint of oatmeal, vanilla and dark fruit. Boozy, but enjoyable. The mouth is moderately heavy with lots of rich dark chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon and oak. Very creamy mouth feel. The mouth lacks the complexity of the nose, but still decent. Finishes with lots of lingering dark chocolate and roasted malts, but bourbon is a bit subdued. Warming finish. I like the nose more than the finished product, though still good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (143) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Pours creamy and black with a brown head. The nose... Dude. You can take this to the bank. Ballanced bourbony aromas, chocolate, molasses, slight booze, english licorice toffee even some ground coffee beens. The mouthfeels is rich and with flavours that follow the nose perfectly. Big malty sweetness, boozy wet barrel, lots of brownie.. Its good. Develops nicely over time and hets even slicker.. The aftertaste is spot on too. No bitterness. Long. Go-to froggy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (889) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a dark dark thick black color. Also a dark dark mocha colored head. The nose is almost all alcohol strength and a thin layer of chocolate. At first sip a nice layer of chocolate covers the mouth feel. Then a strong punch of whiskey hits the flavors hard. Not much else going on in this one. The original is much better. Very strong. High ABV and no hiding it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (3219) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Tap @ CBC14-yellow. Black, tan top. Chocolate, a bit of milky vanilla. Full thick body, soothingly smooth. Soft roastyness, some vanilla in flavour.

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