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RATINGS: 872   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



4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3252) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2009
Thanks to whoever brought this to Flossmoor! Poured near black with not much head sticking around. The aroma picked up rich chocolate and smoky notes paired with relatively mild accents of vanilla, oak, and bourbon from the barrel treatment.. soft, syrupy, and enjoyable. The flavor found moderately-roasted black malts and semi-sweet chocolate accented by toasted oak, vanilla, and sweet bourbon.. thick and tasty. Heavier-bodied and sweet overall on the palate with low-ish carbonation and nice balance. I’d have another.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2009
Big thanks to Kan for sharing. Pours black with a biege head. Taste was roast, some wood and vanilla. Taste is more wood and vanilla, big bitter chocolate, some bourbon and roast. Everything came together quite well, the bourbon was not overpowering and it seemd to complement the beer very nicely. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 Bottle HUGE thanks to MikeTD for this ... Pre DLD ...Deep black ... deep smooth meaty roast ... light bourbon front ... solid roast bourbon builds quite a bit. 3.8 TK 2 Hand bottle that i took some home for my WIfe to try ... Deep Black bubbly tan head ... smooth soft coffee roast nose ... roast malts ... little oak little bourbon ... bourbon builds in linger ... rich toffee light vanilla ... 4.1

Tk3 In a field at Cropredy and thank to Fin for sharing the Bottle MikeTD sent him ... Jet blacl ... little or no carbonation ... Huge chocolate light coffee nose ... soft smooth chocolate roast ... oak and light bourbon ... though little rough in linger. 3.8 ...Thus 2x 3.8 trumps a 4.1

bottle at home Batch 2 ... drunk Dec 2011 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft bourbon vanilla nose ... dark roast malt ... soft malt ... big roast ... mellow malts ... big roast ... nice deep roast ... little too much bourbon ... but AMAZING... 3.9

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6777) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2009
courtesy of markwise. pours black, beige head. Aroma light barrel, some nuts that seem to overtake the wood aspect. Some vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma. Barrel, oak, some malts and chocolate, vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2009
Pours black medium head. Molasses, whisky, bready, fig nose. Flavor is dark fruit, thick molasses, some vanilla, wood and whiskey. Full mouth. Loved it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of markwise. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of bourbon, chocolate, ripe dark fruits, molasses, caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, fudge, bourbon, vanilla, oak, some caramel and molasses notes as well. Generally medium body with a pleasing malty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
Big thanks to markwise for sharing this. Pours deep dark brown with thin tan head. The aroma is booze, wood, mild molasses and caramel. The taste is smooth and tasty with molasses, caramel, burnt malts and a sense of coffee. Midway I get some wood, a bit of booze, more wood and some vanilla. Nice stuff with a tasty balance between barrel and beer notes. It is both smooth and yum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2009
22oz bottle from ditmier. thanks man.....pours close to black with with a decent tan head that is fast to disappear.... aroma of oats, roast , rich dark chocolate, and more coffee and ash infused than anything else which...sweet smooth flavors with a really nice sweet vanilla and bourbon presence. nice low,steady carbonation and a silky mouthfeel

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
Thanks to Mike TD. Black body, off white head. Very rich roasted malt and chocolate happening. Coffee was really present in the smell. Very velvety and thick. Id love to have the regular, but the whiskey adds really nice twang to this. Feelin really lucky to had this.


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