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RATINGS: 851   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



4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle shared by Turdferguson - thanks, Sam! Moses Malone, what a good beer. I dig the regular Boris quite a bit, even if I never think of it as being in the top rank. But what a superb use of the barrel here. Big chocolatey aroma and a very thick pour. The mouthfeel is superbly creamy, almost like a Baltic porter mouthfeel. Fruity and complex rather than over-bearingly roast. The very subtle barrel complements the flavors in just the right measure. Superb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle. Body-still, inky, dark cola brown with a razor thin ring of bubbles. Nose-cardboard, raisin, unami. Taste-silky smooth mouthfeel, unsweet raisin, oatmeal is definitely there, soy, oatmeal raisin cookies, coffee, Fig Newtons.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, oatmeal, brown sugar, raisin. Taste is caramel, chocolate, oatmeal, light alcohol, smooth roasted malts. Top Notch.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
(bottle from miketd.thanks man!rating number 1600 for me)black body with a slight touch of crimson red shinning through on the edges.i get a small but nice dark brown head from a generous pour.the aroma is really lovely with a mix of coffee,chocolate,cocoa,and what i detect is slight vanilla.the flavor brings out everything i like in the aroma plus some oak/vanilla/bourbon in the back to compliment an already awesome palate.this is barrel aging done right.hoppin frog my hat is off to you.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bomber shared by Odeed from miketd!! Nose of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and very light bourbon. Black with a very small cinnamon head. Flavor of chocolate, Very light bitterness, chocolate, light bourbon, and more chocolate. Just the perfect twinge of bourbon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle shared by turd. Wow, I didn’t expect to rate this so highly. Perhaps because I’ve been less interested in imperial stouts lately, especially barrel-aged ones. This came as a surprise, and I think it’s the best BA stout I’ve had. The silky smooth palate put it over the top for me. Chocolate hits the palate first, but then so much more comes out: deep fruit, mild barrel, slight whiskey, mild vanilla, creaminess, nutty aromas. All the things I want in an imperial stout, but with none of the flavors dominating. Not too bitter, not too sweet. A real treat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
Thanks turdferguson for sharing! Pours an inky black, thats right, and I managed to coax a one finger chestnut brown head. The aroma is very chocolaty, woody, warm alcohol, roasty, coffee, mild oak, and very well integrated. The flavor is also very chocolaty, smooth, woody barrel influence, mild coffee character, some grainy roast character, oak tannins. Full velvety smooth mouthfeel. Oh man this was tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
Graciously shared by Turd! Thx Sam! Dark pour with thick tan head and drippy lace. Chocolate, light roast, vanilla and bourbon on the nose. Slick oily mouth-feel. Complex flavors. Vanilla, charred oak, bittersweet chocolate, and a creamy finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bomber from trade with goryskewich. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, maple, and booze. Flavor is whiskey, chocolate malt, vanilla, chocolate, and nice barrel notes. Very smooth and full-bodied with a great mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle shared by MikeTD. Damn, this stuff was incredible, best beer I drank all weekend. Sweetish coffee, coal, and chalk aroma, complex and wonderful. Great carbonation, thick but prickly and alive, with a piquant chocolate finish. Superb.


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