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RATINGS: 977   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle from Julio’s side by side with the regular BORIS
Aroma : Oatmeal, oily and resinous hops.
Taste : Resinous hops with bourbon vanilla.
Finish : Oily with some bourbon vanilla.
Overall : The BA really helped it in my opinion. Nose felt quite similar to the regular but taste was quite a lot better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate and fruittiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2010
black pour with a frothy dark tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, booze, and caramel. Flavor is in your face vanilla/bourbon, but it has a good amount of chocolate and coffee to balance it out. I get a bit of buttered popcorn, not much, just just enough to distract me from the beer. Bananas are found in this one as well, could be the oatmeal/vanilla combination as I’m thinking quaker oats. Thick finish, good carbonation, very boozy. I finished the bomber no problem, one of the better BA imperials I’ve had in awhile, and above and beyond the normal boris.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle from Kenny Road Market, poured into snifter. Appearance is almost black with a tiny beige head. The aroma is big and tasty: loads of chocolate with notes of vanilla, whiskey, and oak. The flavor is good, but doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Notes of licorice, coffee, and a little bit of booze come out though to add a little bit of complexity. The aroma was so good that I expected a little more. Palate is slick and full. Pretty good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
650mL bottle from DK tasted up against the barrel-aged version. Both were tasty, but the regular version was the winner of this tasting for me. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of whiskey, and chocolate. Body is oily, with less carbonation than the regular than the regular version with whiskey notes, coffee, liquorice, oak, vanilla and some mild smoke. Finish is not as lasting as regular version, and a bit more balanced out. Whiskey taste is not totally dominant, which makes this a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Enjoyed alongside the superior original (which was a 4.5).
Pours utterly black with a small, creamy, beige head. Sweet, vinious aroma with coffee, vanilla, oak and fat, lovely chocolate. Low carbonation, great dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is oaky, dry, vinious, vanilla, coffee. Masterful aftertaste with good dryness, bitterness, roasted and chocolate notes. Wonderful, but the aging detracts from the utter brilliance of the original. Overall, it gains some tartness and oak but looses the fantastic balance of BORIS. But still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
bottle, via trade with ogglethorp, dark brown with reddish highlights, skim of tan foam, aroma is lots of roast coffee and whiskey, flavor is much creamier vanilla, bourbon, espresso, toffee caramel and hershey chocolate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2010
Bottled @ home. Dark color, brown head. Aroma of chocolat malt, roasted, coffee, very nice whisky oaky tones. Big malty taste of chocolat and coffee, quite bitter. Fantastic stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5694) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle, 1/29/10

Aroma: Some roasted malts, bourbon, oats, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate
Appearance: It’s a pitch black, tar-like beer with a thin, dark brown head
Flavor: Flavor is mostly dark chocolate and bourbon, dark malts, some bitterness as it ends
Palate: A medium-full bodied beer with a smooth creamy feel, low on carbonation, and some ABV burn
Overall Impression: Overall this beer is pretty solid, though the bourbon character is definitely very strong, it is not completely overpowering. This beer hold up well to the bourbon aging treatment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2010
si presenta simile alla versione base con l’aggiunta i note di whisky un po affumicato e legno

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