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RATINGS: 861   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



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black pour with a thin brown head that fades fast. nose is deep roasted malts and some wood. nice on the palate with a smooth roasted flavor that is finished with vanilla and wood.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to Daknole. Black, with dark brown head. Dark chocolate, vanilla bean, with background roast. Smooth yummy vanilla goodness. Asphalt, chocolate, coffee, f’n fabulous nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Bottle shared by stopbarking. Thanks Daniel! Pours dark black with a short to medium lived tan head. Smell is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is rich chocolate, balanced bourbon and vanilla. Pretty rich, viscous mouthfeel on this one and a hint of spiciness from either the alcohol or the oak. Fantastic stuff, and easily one of my top 5 beers as this is just what I want in a barrel aged imperial stout. Awesome beer!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Bottle. Dark brown pour, small head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, bourbon, and toffee. Flavor is rich with chcolate notes, bourbon wood, and slight tartness. I really enjoyed this a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2009
Very dark brown. No real head. Largely roasty aroma is cookie-ish and slightly nutty. Very full, fatty character. Nice wood and a little hint of nuts. Nothing hugely special, but it’s nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bomber shared by Wetherel, thanks buddy, I’ve got one on the way so I’m looking forward to seeing how good this is. Pours black with a light brown ring. Nose is nice and big and really sweet with some vanilla. Taste is big and sweet and bourbony and all in all really good, really really good. I like it a lot, lots of flavor, and complex, great Impy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bomber shared by Sam! Pours a deep brownish almost black body with a nice lasting head. Aroma is licorice, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, raisin, roasted barley figs, and apple with vanilla notes- bourbon is subdued and not over the top. Hips noticed in teh flavor- green- citrus and pine- toasted almond with the vanilla and bourbon, lactose sweetness, slightly less licorice in the flavor, still fruity, and overall blended well- not over the top with bourbon. Good smooth finish- nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
22oz bottle thanks to pantanap. Pours a black brown with a thin ring for a head. Rich oak, bourbon, roasted malts, and slight ash in the aroma. Chocolate sweetness that is blended with bourbon. Bourbon is somewhat strong, but I really enjoy it. Sweet but a good beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Shared by MikeTD at Flossmoor. Great brew! Thick body with big chocolate notes in the nose. Lots of great chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and a very faint hint of oak. Wonderful barrel aged stout, that does not get overpowered in any way by the barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small brown head and a black body that coats the glass. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, oatmeal, and light coffee. Taste is very chocolaty, with light roast and light bourbon. Syrupy and completely mouthcoating. Light bubbles.


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