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RATINGS: 934   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



evilKnopp's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evilKnopp (1) - - JAN 11, 2013
It’s like everything that is good. Vanilla, chocolate and a hint of booze nose, chocolate coffee taste and all of that with some chocolate bitter finish


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Quite nice. Lots of roast with some dark chocolate. Barrel well integrated but still shows presence. Black pour with mocha head. Some caramel. Bittersweet finish. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolunclesony (10) - DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
The body is somewhere between brown and black, Very well carbonated. The taste offers lots of coffee with a hint of vanilla. Unlike many other BAs the taste isn’t dominated by the bourbon barrels,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1277) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2015
650ml bottle pours a thick black color with a little bit of head. The whiskey over powers a little. One nice malty flavors. Smooths out with some time to breathe.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle from ljumske chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, woody, smoke, black, hazy, tan foam, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (618) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Didn’t mean to taste this.trying to delete it. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. My need to use actual computer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charlotte (4811) - rřdovre, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Pitch black colour with cremy beige head.Aroma is roastd and has good flavor of vanilla and Whisky,nice sweet taste who have some licorice nots well balanced and warming finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
Black, sticky and chewy - small roasted head. Roasted, sweet and slightly hoppy aroma - whisky, banana, liqorice, coffee. Taste of liqorice, whisky, well roasted coffee, sweet brownie, vanilla, almond and some dark fruit. Well ballanced and pretty close to brilliant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1330) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted, chocolate, wood and alcohol, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hesoo (77) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Chyba pierwsze RiS w którym aromat zrobił na mnie większe wrażenie niż smak. Feeria zapachów którą napędza beczka po Whiskey, da się wyczuć zapachy owoców suszonych: śliwki daktyle, słodycz. W smaku już nie jest tak potężnie. Czuć alkohol i niepoukładaność. Piwo przepada nieco w zbyt słabym ciele no i wysycenie imo za duże jak na risa. Podsumowując - przypomina bardziej bardzo dobry porter bałtycki i gdyby nim było ocena byłaby wyższa o 0,5 i byłby to najlepszy baltic porter jaki w życiu piłem

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2222) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Black with a small beige head. Roasted malt, molasses and chocolate in the nose, some wood and whiskey. The barrels are apparent in the flavour with whisky and vanilla, white wood. Lots of chocolate, some roasted malt, charcoal and molasses also. Full body, sticky texture, light prickling carbonation, heavy sweet and bitter, some alcohol showing. Roasted finish. Fair enough, but doesn’t do that much for me.


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