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RATINGS: 934   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



4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2009
Nice tan head of course a very dark IMP aroma caramel bourbon odour smooth coffee caramel dark fruit notes flavour mellow bourbon taste chocolate and coffee molasses liccorice this is bliss hoppin frog morishing imperial mild bitter the malt sweetness is first class oat meal smoothness good bitter on the palate finish oatmeal mellow malt sweetness bitter delicious that bourbon smoothness right through love it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11545) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
(dec.16) pitch black, small brown head. aroma is boozy, licorice, wood, roasted grains, quite mild. blended flavaor is roasted grains, wood, coffee like bitterness, whiskey, chocolate, dark caramel

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
bomber - thanks to RCL for the trade; dense black, slight tan head; yummy nose of bourbon and belgian candy; roasty, super smooth and lots of sweetness; oats, bourbon, chocolate chip cookies, vanilla; very dry with oatmeal and fudge; i wasn’t that impressed with the base beer and while an improvement, it paled in comparison to the BA Blackbeerd which was samples right before

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
This is probably a little better than I rate it. I’m just not a fan of the overpowering whiskey flavor. I wish someone would figure out how to age in bourbon/whiskey without the flavor being so strong. This one does seem to be pretty tasty despirte that complaint.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2009
I was kinda surprised how much I liked this one. The use of bourbon is extremely subtle. Well, maybe not "extremely", but more subtle than I was expecting. Actually, several people who tasted remarked that they could pick up an oaky note slightly more than a bourbon-y note, and I’m inclined to agree. Anyway, the whole beer came off as a well blended combination og chocolate and coffee, bourbon and oak, and understated background notes of raisin, pune, and vanilla. Tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deflagro (106) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle. Black liquid with a small, brown head. Rich, almost pungent aroma with notes of dill, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Taste is dominated by dill and oak barrel, with a roasted background and some alcohol. Feels a bit thin to stand up to the barrel notes, but still a good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle Pours a nice brown with a thin tan head which disapates quickly. Leaves rings of spotty lacing. Has a good aroma of alcohol, roast, coffee, and whiskey. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is awesome. The whiskey barrel aging really comes through. Has a nice burn. Has a thick texture. This is balance very well. Has a full body. The finish is strong with plenty of lingering aftertaste. This is real good. I liked it without the barrel aging but this is awesome stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Big thanks to Brigadier for this trade. Brown-black pour. Thick, creamy, coffee-brown head fades to a film, leaves a few spots of lace. Aromas of cellar-dust, mint, vanilla, barrel, some of the brighter roasty elements, well harmonized but not particularly strong. Very thick, smooth palate. Flavor-wise, this is a banana split of a beer, fruity overtones meld with the rich, sweet chocolate malt base, bits of leather underneath, anise and cherry above. Long, warm finish with a bit of minty fire.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
22oz bottle. I needed something good and a little stronger to take the stress out of learning my Job is going away in April of ’10. Poured a dark black color with brown edges and an averaged sized brownish head. Aromas of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, lighter wood, and dark fruits. Tastes of chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, wood, dark fruits, and caramel. Light to medium alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 16, 2009
Botella. Pitch black colour with a small rather short lasting dark brown head leaving a good lacing. Plenty of chocolate and alcohol in the roasty malty aroma along with dark fruits and some wood. Good filling mouthfeel. Sweet dark fruity chocolate roasty malty flavour with a pleasant bitterness. Roasty malty chocolate dark fruity woodish finish.


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