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RATINGS: 929   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
A lot of bourbon on the nose. Lots of sweet vanilla, sweet chocolate, mocha, dark fruit. Just well done nose with lots of barrely sweetness. Black as fuck. No head, hella viscous, looking good. Chocolatey sweetness, dark fruit, barrel notes - vanilla, alcohol sugars - roasted notes are there in the finish. Lots of lingering sugars. Some dry woody notes. This is an awesome sit and sipper. Full bodied, lighter carbonation. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
22. thank you so much, suzy g! pours jet black with a scant but dense and creamy dark tan head. big sweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and roast nose. thick creamy body, a little oily but not sticky. all the aromatics come back for the mid palate. wonderfully complex and drinkable. a little hot vodka twang or the numbers would climb even higher here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4202) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Pours black with a fast disappearing, dark brown head. Heavy aroma of dark fruit; fig, plum, alcohol, chocolate, hints of wood and roasted malt. The flavor is very thick and fruity up front with nice subtle notes of barrel, complemented by a dark, roasted quality. Smooth but very strong. A very well executed barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skinnyviking (7765) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle. Medium high creamy and long lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Surprisingly mild choccolate aroma with whiskey and alcohol. Flaver likewise choccolate whisky but the alcohol is very subdued and the mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Caramel and a fair amount of hops bitterness completes the taste. Low carbonation, long bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 Bottle shared with CaryTheDude. Black pout with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and soft bourbon, some roastiness and coffee, oak. Flavor is mostly oak and bourbon with a very great imp stout on top of it. Chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, etc. Mouthfeel is smooth. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma of oak, tannin and licorice. Sweet licorice flavour with tannins and oak notes. Felt a bit like the oak was getting in the way of the delicious boris flavour. I’d rather have the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Thanks Joey and Dr. Bill. Dark black with a thin, fine, creamy mocha-colored head. Aroma is full of roasted grain, dark chocolate, booze and wood. Flavor is mellower with all of the aroma elements present but more tightly integrated with the addition of a dry oatmeal edge. Body is very delicate for the size and intensity of the beer and very smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Solid black pour with a slight brown head. Aroma is butter, chocolate, vanilla, some hop spice and alcohol. Taste is hot alcohol with creamy milk and chocolate and a slightly bitter coffee/hop finish. Very full flavored and thick. Milky smooth body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Thick inky black. Roasted coffee goodness. Vanilla, wood, and leather. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of dark tan head with a dark brown body. Roasted, vanilla, cherry, aroma. Roast, toast, vanilla, cherry flavor. Silky body.

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