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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Appearance is amazing, black with a dark brown head. Tight but packed aroma; charcoal, licorice, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is sweet and delicious, near zero indication of alcohol. Super smooth. I could bathe in this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Had at Hophead22’s Imperial Stout Tasting. Thanks Tim. Dark black with almost no head. Strong chocolate and whiskey aroma. Big chocolate taste, candy sugar, and a sweet slightly whiskey and oak taste to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours very deep brown, topped with a thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, oats, with with nice whiskey highlights. Rich bittersweet chocolate flavor, which is nicely complimented by whiskey, cocoa, nuts, charcoal, and some dark fruit. Finishes with chocolate, plum, and warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel and light carbonation make for a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Very nice beer. The regular boris is great, this just adds to that greatness. I am so lucky I got to try this and I just received one in on trade. Going to sit on it for a while to see how it turns out.. This stout was a tad sweet which should balance out after a year on it. Do not know if I can keep it a year. Its damn good the way it is. The mouthfeel is very nice and silky what you expect from a good oatmeal stout. The nose is great. smokey, roasty, chocolate, and yumminess,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle, courtesy markwise. Dark brownish red pour, thick dry grayish tan head, wet lacing on the glass. Big whiskey notes in the nose, some coffee, slight chocolate. Expected more. Flavor is full of chocolate, whiskey, coffee, some grainy oats in the finish, with cocoa and chalky elements. Full-bodied, balanced well, and perhaps could use some age on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
22oz bottle from goryshkewych, thanks George. Super dark pour with very little head. Chocolate aroma, a little woody. Wow, very smooth, chocolate, and bourbon, so easy to drink, but still so flavorful, this is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2009
bottle thanks to ... Pours inky black with a thin brown head. Nose is of coffee and bourbon, Taste is of bourbon, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish. very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Super dark with a small brown head that fades fast. Aroma of bourbon, sugar, vanilla. Taste is sweet, creamy, bourbon, vanilla and molasses and deliciousness. So smooth and so good. Awesome, I want more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Thanks to markwise for sharing this one. Have a bottle of my own to age a bit. A: Pours pitch black with a rather puny fizzy mocha colored head. No retention and zero lace. Not off to a good start. S: Lots of barrel in this one. Bold fresh cut oak, vanilla, and smoke. Hiding beneath is a bit of chocolate and toasted malt. T: Whoa mama this is a big boy. Bold barrel flavors as soon as this one hits your tongue. Lots of burnt oak, with hints of whiskey, and vanilla. Dark chocolate macaroons,and a touch of coffee. M: Rich, big, bold, and smooth. Has a body bigger than the elephant man. D: Too much barrel to call this one sippable let alone drinkable. That being said, a year on this one and it could very well be out of this world good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has vanilla, oak, bourbon, and some dark roasted malt. Has a medium creamy mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has a complex array of notes. Chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, wood, alcohol, and provides a nice warming feeling as you drink it. I really like this beer. It has a nice meld of the best qualities of the original BORIS and has some added complexity and flavor by having the barrel added. If you like a barrel aged stout then this is a beer for you. Just top quality. Nice job Fred!

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