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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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

jarspag's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle shared by Gambeez at the Del Mar Doom on 6/27. Well, first off, great stout - top 50? Probably not. Nose was straight roasty chocolate and oatmeal - no barrel whatsoever. Flavor was pretty spot on w/ the nose - no real bourbon to speak of, which is a bummer - although the other reviews seem to disagree with me. It’s been a while since I’ve had straight BORIS, but I can’t see this being drastically different. This is an awesome beer, but not mind shattering by any means. Thanks Justin!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BenL8 (73) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Wow. Awesome. 75cl bottle at home. Appearance is completely inky black, with a tiny layer of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is incredibly complex, I smell the aromas of the barrel well. Very deep and roasty, plums and other dark fruit, intense coffee, some chocolate, spicy. Liquorice stands out. It’s a great and very intense aroma. Thick mouthfeel, silky and smooth. Taste is also intense, lots of dark malts create a beautiful complexity of flavours. Coffee and chocolate are still around but not as intense as in the aroma. Extremely full bodied. Brilliant beer, one of the best BA imperial stouts I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and vanilla tones. Malt, coffee,vanilla, wood and hops. Full body with a long bitter / chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (1425) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 10, 2016
Black color with mocha head. Aroma has lots of milk chocolate and sweet bourbon. Taste follows with realty nice milk chocolate, sweet malt but a roasty and bitter finish. Bourbon throughout, really well integrated and smooth. Full bodied with low carbonation. Overall it’s a really well made, smooth and easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2016 Bottle. Thanks! A: Immensely black. Thin mocha head. Lacing.N: Molasses, melon, oak, cocoa, coffee, oatmeal, wheat, whiskey. Toasted malt. Earthiness. Olive and peat. T: Quite bitter. Sweet. Acidic coffee.M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, alcohol burn.O: Decent. I wish it was a bit sweeter and the coffee/whiskey didn?t have a sour profile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - SEP 1, 2016
On tap at Řlbaren, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with beige head. Malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, coffee, some vanilla notes. dark fruit. Sweet with bitter finish. Full bodied, smooth, oily. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Dark black. No head. Smells like whiskey. Boozy. Overload of oak. Plenty of vanilla. I know this is good, but not my kind of thing, too much whiskey. Chocolate + Whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
20107589 (738) - randers, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
Appear black with a small black head. Rum caramel Dark fruit aromas medium sweetness light bitter. Fullbodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at the 2015 Beer&Boardgames in the woods session with esp0r & simonsen. Black body with a small dark brown head. Massive aroma of licorice, raisin, vanilla, roated malt. Taste is full bodied, medium sweet and robust bitterness, distinct bourbon notes from the barrelling, the base beer still shines through here. Warm sweet finish. Quite a nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (141) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Motor oil in color, light tan lacing. Nose has currant, raisin, dark roast. Big roast flavor, some sweet fig maybe, and dryness from the roast. And booze. Palate is smooth, not overly full, and creamy, and boozy. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrold (4348) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bomber, by way of trade with HenrikO. Cheers Henrik! Not far off black. Slim halo of tan head. Nose has bonfire toffee. Sweet liquorice. Rum and raisin chocolate. Rich, vanilla loaded brownie. Woody, boozy, and lightly phenolic. As it warms, there are further notes of fudge, and rye whisky. Taste is sweet. Turns treacly, dark chocolate bitter. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Nicely unctuous. Finishes chewy, chocolatey, woody, boozy, silky bitter. At only 9.4, this is a blinder.

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