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RATINGS: 903   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



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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (627) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Trade with Umich03jm. Black pour, minimal brown head, aroma of chocolate, whiskey, and sweet malt, but fairly subtle. Flavor is mild chocolate, roasted grain, vanilla, and whiskey but a bit milder and drier than expected, but I really enjoy the flavor, especially the big boozy barrel notes. Always want to get this one as fresh as possible, but it’s always good.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2015
I have had this bottle for a long time. I am pretty excited to try it! Pours a dark motor oil like color. Very thin head. Oh and gold cap on this bottle! Smells of oatmeal, some bourbon and some chocolate. Taste has a bunch of chocolate flavors with a smooth bourbon after taste. Slightly dry in the finish. Bit of an oatmeal cookie taste too! Delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lilja (2006) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Ölföreningens julölsprovning 2014. Smak och doft av vanilj, choklad, kaffe, torkad frukt, bourbon och trä. Rund och len, välbalanserad, fina smaker, fin beska. Riktigt gott det här!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3371) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2015
Draught, 2011 pitch black. 1 finger dense creamy head. Vanilla, coconut, coffee and fudge. Smells insanely sweet. This is ridiculously boozy. Alcohol for days and very sweet. Fudge, rye bread and a lot of vanilla. Just not a fantastic Impy

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zakoon (167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Draught @ Fermentoren. Pours pitch black with a deliciously looking creamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon and wood. Flavour is bittersweet, Full bodied, creamy and smooth texture, carbonation is on the soft side. Finish is chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Very smooth and unlike other impy’s, I actually like this one better when it’s colder than it should be

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3046) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a small beigehead. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, whiskey and coffee. Sweet that ends up more dry, slightly bitter with alcohol notes. Full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. An great Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4523) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a large creamy, short-lived beige head. Nose is sweet malty caramel tones, vanilla, bubble gum, mild bourbon notes and hints of chocolate, licorice and roasted bread. Taste is licorice, bourbon, wood, chocolate, coffee, biscuits, burnt toast and hints of caramel, nuts and mild smoke. Full body, medium carbonation. Very nice and smooth, without being quite of the outstanding kind.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1038) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
White cap. Black, small tan head with some retention. Aroma is a bit muted, some chocolate, some bourbon, hint of red fruit. Flavor is nice, velvet smooth, hints of chocolate, really bourbon heavy. Solid BA stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (82) - - APR 12, 2015
Black Cap 2010 Aroma chocolate, roasty, coffee, nuts, smoke, vanilla, woody, whiskey Appearance black, frothy, tan foam, brown foam, dissipates quickly Taste wood oak chocolate Palate full body, creamy, thick feel, Overall a really great beer but I’m finding out that I’m not a huge fan of a wood taste

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (745) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick pitch black color with a nice brown head. Aroma has a big barrel character, with lots of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, and a solid background of dark roasted malts. Same in the flavor, great roasted malts with the barrel shining through. Excellent imperial stout. Would love to try the BA DORIS!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_leit (203) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 4, 2015
Draft on BierCab, Barselona. Black as oil. Aroma: smoked whiskey, oak and vanilla. Taste: very cool coffee with cream and whiskey, ice cream. Great stout.


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