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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCametron (2272) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 15, 2015
Gold capped bottle in honour of rate #2000. I bought this a fair while ago and the bottle was already old. I was intrigued about what 6 years of additional ageing would do to the bottle. The results were very pleasing. Pours black with a tan head. Oily texture which slicks the insides of the glass. Aroma of booze and vanilla. Slightly savoury. Flavour is very smooth with an afterbite of booze. Warming roasty flavour with chocolate, vanilla, coffee & wood. Dry and boozy. Absolutely delicious. A perfect beer for the occasion seeing as Hopping Frog is apparently my top brewery and this is their top beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1251) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
(On Tap) Black with thin tan head. Subtle aroma - vanilla, coffee, bourbon. Light bodied with plentiful carbonation. Plenty of whiskey flavour present in the taste. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej (1110) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours close to black, looking pitch black in the glass. A medium dark tanned head is produced. Complex aroma of roasted grains, coffee, tar, leathers, wood and hints of whiskey. A whiff of alcohol, hints of vanilla and chocolate. Nice flavors of malts, roasted and caramel, mild chocolate and smoke a a fair amount of bitterness as well. Some woody notes in the back, and a warming finish. Very well balanced and integrated flavors. Slick and full bodied, softly carbonated. A very pleasant sipper!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafal4985 (6) - - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
Aroma: roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, licorice, barrel. Apperance: pours jet black, in condition of used engine oil; Tiny dark head. Taste: chocolate, coffee, roastiness; after good aftertaste that let you know about aging this beer in barrels. Palate: full body, oily, sticky, soft beer with quite nice bitterness. Overall: Very good imperial stout. Definitely worths its price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2015
I have had this bottle for a long time. I am pretty excited to try it! Pours a dark motor oil like color. Very thin head. Oh and gold cap on this bottle! Smells of oatmeal, some bourbon and some chocolate. Taste has a bunch of chocolate flavors with a smooth bourbon after taste. Slightly dry in the finish. Bit of an oatmeal cookie taste too! Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lilja (2505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av vanilj, choklad, kaffe, torkad frukt, bourbon och trä. Rund och len, välbalanserad, fina smaker, fin beska. Riktigt gott det här!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (4192) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2015
Draught, 2011 pitch black. 1 finger dense creamy head. Vanilla, coconut, coffee and fudge. Smells insanely sweet. This is ridiculously boozy. Alcohol for days and very sweet. Fudge, rye bread and a lot of vanilla. Just not a fantastic Impy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren. Pours pitch black with a deliciously looking creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon and wood. Flavour is bittersweet, Full bodied, creamy and smooth texture, carbonation is on the soft side. Finish is chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Very smooth and unlike other impy’s, I actually like this one better when it’s colder than it should be

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3714) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a small beigehead. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, whiskey and coffee. Sweet that ends up more dry, slightly bitter with alcohol notes. Full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. An great Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5112) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a large creamy, short-lived beige head. Nose is sweet malty caramel tones, vanilla, bubble gum, mild bourbon notes and hints of chocolate, licorice and roasted bread. Taste is licorice, bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, biscuits, burnt toast and hints of caramel, nuts and mild smoke. Full body, medium carbonation. Very nice and smooth, without being quite of the outstanding kind.

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