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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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

sailracer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (479) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Small, very dark chocolatey head. Pours thick and syrupy black. Fairly strong alcohol flavors with very mild oak and whiskey flavors. Sweet. Very good, though I would prefer more whiskey flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3416) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at the 2015 Beer&Boardgames in the woods session with esp0r & simonsen. Black body with a small dark brown head. Massive aroma of licorice, raisin, vanilla, roated malt. Taste is full bodied, medium sweet and robust bitterness, distinct bourbon notes from the barrelling, the base beer still shines through here. Warm sweet finish. Quite a nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (82) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Motor oil in color, light tan lacing. Nose has currant, raisin, dark roast. Big roast flavor, some sweet fig maybe, and dryness from the roast. And booze. Palate is smooth, not overly full, and creamy, and boozy. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (3778) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bomber, by way of trade with HenrikO. Cheers Henrik! Not far off black. Slim halo of tan head. Nose has bonfire toffee. Sweet liquorice. Rum and raisin chocolate. Rich, vanilla loaded brownie. Woody, boozy, and lightly phenolic. As it warms, there are further notes of fudge, and rye whisky. Taste is sweet. Turns treacly, dark chocolate bitter. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Nicely unctuous. Finishes chewy, chocolatey, woody, boozy, silky bitter. At only 9.4, this is a blinder.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 23, 2016
Draft 0.15l at BeerTemple Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 17.05.2016. Pour it thick oily dark color with small brown head. Aroma of crazy molasis feel, tart and some coffee. Taste starts with lots of roasted coffee, red fruits on the back, little bit sourish, smoked from the wood, leather, tobacco in a trace, after taste lots of roasted coffee. Full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish. Perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2650) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle shared at the Weekend in the woods 2015 with daje, Simonsen and some other guys
Pitch black, big tanned head. Smell of bourbon, dark malts, vanilla, chocolate, hints of alcohol. Medium to heavy sweet, alot of bourbon and vanilla here, nice chocolate and hints of coffee, a kick of booze as well. Moderate bitter. Very good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1730) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Tap at Beer Temple, 12th May 16. Black with a throthy head. Aroma is black coffee, booze, barrel. Taste is coffee, booze is upfront, great sting flavour. Excellent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 Tap at BeerTemple. Black with hazel brown head. Dark chocolate and loads of bourbon, vanilla. Sweet with chocolate bitter. Full body, chocolate cake drowned in bourbon, dried dark fruits, just the way I like it. Low carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
Tap at BeerTemple. Black with quite big light brown head. Massive bourbon, vanilla, cognac, milk chocolate, marshmallow, light dried red fruits, unripe green nuts, booze, red apple. Quite sweet with a light tart fruitiness and light medicinal bitter finish. Full bodied and quite sticky. Very strong on the bourbon, but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zlotta (1337) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2016
0.15 l on tap at ’Beertemple’. Pitch black with a frothy, stable, light brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and caramel. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty taste of caramel, sweet coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla and some oak, followed by a rather long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly warming-alcoholic finish. Full body, very creamy and viscid mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Very impressive, great balance in all regards, nevertheless very intense flavours and a fantastic mouthfeel. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2475) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
On tap @ Beer Temple, sample size (and a bit more). Black color. Browm head. Aroma’s: roasted malts, wood, later also some alcoholic sweetness. Retronasal it’s sweet, bourbon or whiskey, not so strong in vanilla, but nicely blending in, some red fruit, wood, chocolate. Flavor is rather sweet, roasted, alcoholic. Alcohol feel is quite strong. Body is medium to full. Long finish, sweet, chocolatey., woody, light to medium bitter. Really nice!

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