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RATINGS: 860   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (248) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (131) - - AUG 16, 2014
Look: pours a dark black. Dark brown thick creamy head. Thick lacing on the edge of the glass. Smell: chocolate. Cherries.oatmeal. Taste: chocolate. Oatmeal. Heavy hot alcohol. Coffee on the back end. Feel: very creamy mouth feel. Overall: great beer to share. Hard to drink a whole 22 by yourself. First drank: home 8/16/14

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4795) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Starts heavy malty, woody, spicy, notes of pepper. More and more earthy malty. Warming-malty finish. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (771) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of bourbon, chocolate, coffee and slight sweetness. Nice bitter finish lingers. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Pours a dark brown/black. Nos roasty chocolate, oatmeal. Big and lovely. Body fluid, soy sauce bites hard booze, roasted to the max. Woof! I can dig it but this is intense.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (733) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2014
22oz bottle pours dark rich black brown with thin tan head. Nose is big roasty dark fruity bourbon, raisin, peanut, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is super smooth creamy mouthfeel, nutty bitter chocolate, vanilla notes, peant butter chocolate, raisin, dark fruity balanced bourbon. Finish is bitter sticky semi sweet boozy spice chocolate nut bar and cocoa. Great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2168) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
Small taster at Zeebra Festival. Another totally black beer with a thin dark brown head, average retention, light lacing on the glass. Aroma has lots of bourbon and wood, alcohol, light vanilla, a bit of oats. Taste of dark roasted malts, bourbon, ash, wood, light vanilla, some chocolate. Medium thick body with good carbonation, sticky but also very dry palate. Overall a great beer, barrel aging it surely enhanced it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
très marqué par la vanille et surtout la coco, sinon c’est bien concentré, pas trop sucré, avec une amertume qui passe facilement. Mais trop de coco pour moi.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (99) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pitch black with a thin dark brown head. Smells strongly of whiskey and a hint of vanilla with cocoa powder. Alcoholic whiskey-caramel punch on the front end that quickly mellows out into coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Body is thick but not syrupy; leaves tongue tingling on the finish. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
'11 vintage. Pours a very black no head appearance. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Taste is more chocolate with vanilla notes. Bourbon is present but somewhat in the background and not over the top. 3 yrs might have something to so with that. This beer is very very good. Overall the taste is awesome all notes are present but none are over bearing. A powerful but yet mellow sipper. Well done and highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (172) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
pours black, thin tan head, nice lacing. Aroma whiskey, roasty, bready, caramel and toffee, dark fruit. Taste roast, coffee, whiskey, caramel and toffee and dark fruit. Mouthfeel full body, lower carbonation, alcohol heat and astringency, creamy, sweet finish. Overall fantastic, the barrel aging really helps this beer!


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