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RATINGS: 895   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle shared at toncatchers house. This was awesome. Lots of chocolate some wood and a little whiskey. Very easy to sip and enjoy. Great evening!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Thanks to my good friend Mike. Pours thick and black with a nice tan head. Aroma of whiskey, chocolate, malt, and some wood. Flavors were the reason I like BA’d beers so much, whiskey, sweet malt, toasted nuts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, toasted oatmeal, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and whiskey with some oak in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
12 oz bottle at Toncatcher’s house, shared with Padrefan, Fordest and a few others. Black pour with almost no head. The aroma is strong and musty with dark chocolates. Big stout flavor with dark roasted malts, anise, vanilla and just a hint of whiskey. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is long with roasted malts. Overall: A top notch RIS. Thanks to whoever brought this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4984) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lb4lb (2569) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10035) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13139) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - 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.

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