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RATINGS: 950   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Inky black pour with a small, off-white head. Rich full aroma of chocolate, oats, coffee and nicely balanced bourbon. It had a hint of soy like oxidation though. The flavor is loads more rich choclate, nice strong, black coffee rounded our with some heavy char oak and bourbon. The body is full, sticky, and oily with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a fluffy brown head that eventually subsides. Aroma: Bourbon, vanilla, graham cracker, burnt sugar, toasted coconut and marshmallow. Not too much wood. Taste: Tons of bourbony goodness. Roasted malt, coffee, hop spice. The after tastes lends a decent amount of wood flavor Mouthfeel: Slightly fizzy, not as soft and creamy as most Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts. Overall: This beer is money. Lots of bourbon notes, but not too sweet for my liking. Very big and balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Courtesy of CUTIGER by way of Capone’s. Aroma of vanilla extract like inaudible thunder, graham cracker, and cinnamon. When all three aroma components come together it’s like creme brulee with dark cocoa powder. Flavor is smoother, with burnt sugar and dark greens peeking out from behind a chocolate liqueur base. Finishes slightly bitter in the throat. Mouthfeel is light for the style but holds up most of the flavors well and is pretty slick on the tongue once it warms nicely. Great brew, glad to have it. Thank You Hoppin Frog. 2009 22oz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2482) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
22 oz bomber. Pours a black cola with a medium sized creamy brown head. Aroma is malty with hints of chocolate and whiskey with a hint of bourbon. Taste of malts, chocolate and a whiskey-bourbon flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2009
2008 Bottle The cap on a Ohio St vs Pen st battle on game day. Pours out ink black topped with a tan head. Aroma was great lots of vanilla, sweet chocolat, dark roast, and rich malts. Taste was just as nice as the aroma more of the swettness and vanilla. O so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jsquire (3971) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Dark beer with faint hues of magogany when held against the light. Thin brown head. Blooming bourbon barrel nose with thick brown sugar, rich chocolate and sweet alcohol. Great oily mouthfeel. Complex and balanced flavors of bitter chocolate, sweetened coffee, molassess, vanilla and bourbon. This is an excellent barrel enhanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Received via trade with daknole. Clearly a fantastic imperial stout that whomever has access to this or the non-barrell version is EXTREMELY lucky. The beer glugs out of the bottle a jet black body, zero light getting thru this one with a smaller sized dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, molassess and a nice display of bouron. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon/vanilla and some oak are all blended extremely well. Very nice, but I think I enjoyed the non-barrell aged version better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Daytonbeer (720) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2009
I had a Thirsty Dog Siberian Night earlier today. I said that it was the second best thing that has come out of Akron, after Lebron. I was wrong. This BORIS beer is the second best thing from Akron. Pour is jet black. Aroma of roasted malts, bourban, and carmel. Creamy texture, goes down like butter. Taste of scotch, malt, and maple syrup. A special beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Black as night pour, 1 finger tan head. Dark fruit, sweet chocolate, coffee and sweet vanilla. Subtle oat deliciousness reinforces this robust barrel aged version of one of my favorites. Flavor is a little hot with creamy chocolate and vanilla whiskey overtones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22 oz bottle from RCL or DrHomolka. Batch 1, thanks guys! Pours a pitch black thick pour, very small dark brown head that dies to a film, clings to the edges. Thick and opaque. Aromas are sweet, oatmeal and roasted malts, creamy and dark chocolate combine underneath. A decent bourbon wet wood element, vanilla and alcohol, a bit of coffee underneath. Initial is pretty thick, sweet and roasty, dark chocolate, bourbon and wet wood, roasty ash and coffee, a nice full feel, the beer lingers very well on the palate, very roasty and bourbon underneath as the sweetness comes in well. Certainly, I can say the barrel aging did not thin this beer out as much as it could have. The bouron, while not overpowering or dominant, compliments the beer well, giving good flavors, but not taking precedence. Finish is roasty, vanilla, and barrel and smoke towards the backend. A very well constructed brew. Perhaps my only qualm was a bit too sweet.

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