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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   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



PattyBat's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PattyBat (81) - - DEC 5, 2013
Bomber poured into snifter. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and a little oak. Strong espresso taste with a sweeter chocolate balance finished off with a smooth oak taste. All the beauty of BORIS with an added oaky finish. Awesome brew.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2423) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4021) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle (rating from 2015): Black color, dark brown head. Aroma is very intensive, malt, molasse, oak barrels, whisky, some alcohol, hints of soy sauce, bitter chocolate. Flavor is full bodied, molasse, barrel notes, quite alcoholic, fruity (plums). Quite roasty end with cacao powder and dark chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UbbeK (3) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016 does not count
U: Svart vätska. Moccafärgat 1cm högt skum. Som sjunker ned till ett tunt lock. Lämnar kladdiga rester på glaset. A: Rom. Ekfat. Kakao. Mjölkchoklad. Chokladkaka. Havrekakor. S/M: Lite syrligton. Stickig spritigton. Choklad 70%ig. Brända havrekakor. Vanilj. Doft och smak överensstämmer tyvärr inte. Full kropp. Len vätska. Lite oljig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (814) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Tap @ basement beer bar, Aalborg. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, sweet alcohol. Black color with tan head, not lasting. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate malt bitter, more bourbon. Full body, oily body, light carb., roasted bourbon malt finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (2870) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, caramel, molasses, oak, dark, toasted malts, honey. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: dry cacao, filter coffee, caramel, molasses, dark malts, sweet chocolate, sugary coffee. Overall: exceptionally nice Imperial Stout, well-rounded. Pint at BrewDog, Shoreditch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2802) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, whiskey. Boozy, rich and lovely Imperial Stout from Hoppin Frog.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markkono (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016 does not count
At the tap room. Tasty 9.5% Oatmeal Stout. Head was perfect in the glass. Smells is different than the taste but both are good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1594) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Clapham. Suitably dark hued. Lasting brown head. Big barrel notes in the aroma with chocolatey malts. Taste is rich with cocoa, vanilla and a hint of fruit. Drinkability pretty good. Very good as expected.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 8/30/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, chocolat, boisé, vanille, notes de mélasse et de houblon herbeux et résineux.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût légèrement boisé (bourbon), léger de vanille et d’épices. Une dominante de malt rôti et de chocolat est présente avec une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses ainsi qu’avec des notes d’alcool et de mélasse sucrée et terreuse.
En bouche : Corps : rond-moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse et huileuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une moyenne amertume d’alcool réchauffant, de rôti, de chocolat et de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses. <br

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (1047) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016

WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, niska.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Piwo dosłownie bucha aromatem Bourbonu. Wyczuwalne są wanilia, nuty beczkowe - generalnie Whisky. W tle zapach pieczywa razowego i kawy.
SMAK: Ponowna dominacja Whisky. Posmak delikatnie kawowy z wyraźnym akcentem Whisky. Alkohol wyraźny, ale nie przeszkadza, rozgrzewa przełyk.
OGÓLNIE: Jeden z tych RIS-ów, który jest całkowicie zdominowany przez beczkę (w tym wypadku po Whisky).


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