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RATINGS: 964   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



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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Must be the 2012 version with a white cap. Boozy and chocolaty on the aroma. Smooth, sweet. Looks insane. Pours thick and black with a super dark head. Taste is smooth and chocolaty finish is little aggressive but not too bad with the booziness. Palate is great except the finish which is a little aggressive. Overall a very nice imperial stout. Doesn’t have the acidity of others.


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 (810) - 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 (2836) - 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 (2801) - 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 (1044) - 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).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvgeniyKurilov (148) - - MAR 11, 2016
Tap at Alus Celle Riga. Deep brown without head. A lot of chokolate and coffee. Civettas’s coffee. Silky, creame, reach and smoth. Excillent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (861) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Deep, rich and thickish sap, this beer is lusciously glossy. But the bigness here is supported by the most effortless integration between beer and barrel you’ll likely ever encounter. Sue fucking perb.


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