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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Beware! Beware! The Double Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout will destroy your taste buds like no other. More hops and more malt than BORIS create a super deep roasted and full bodied flavor, making this the great, great grand daddy of all stout styles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (688) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours jet black with very small brown head. Little to no lacing. Aroma is powerful. Chocolate, alcohol, soy sauce, and dark roasted malts. Taste will destroy your taste buds. Ultra dark cocao, malts, hops, and coffee. Strong and syrupy. Kind of like drinking hersey’s syrup...and who doesn’t like that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2011
from erzbierschof.ch - pitch black coloured with a poor foam left; roasted aroma with deep notes of black chocolate, notes of soy sauce and a fair hop presence; thick and oily, robust malt backbone, a fair bitterness to meet a robust sweetness; long and solid aftertaste of chocolate, licorice and hops - a heavy and powerful dessert beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3694) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Opaque beer out of the bottle with a small brown head that left nice lacing. Rich, sweet malt nose. Coffee, rich chocolate, brown sugar, sweet malts. This is a full flavored, rich impy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2011
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured pitch black. Its head was small and brown. Aroma had coffee, roastedness, alcohol and fresh malts. Palate was full bodied and bit on the dry side with medium carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, liquorice, coffee, malts, ash and bitterness. The long aftertaste was roasty, hoppy and bitter. The hops were a bit too hidden but despite that this beer was very good and really pleasing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Dark chocolate color pour with a creamy head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, oats and roast. Flavors of bitter chocolate, dark toffee, roast and dark fruit. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle and Tap notes combined. Biggest difference was the tap version had some slight alcohol noticed and green apple was apparent. Bottle was a bit better- Big deep pitch black oily pour with a nice medium dark tan head. Aroma is very sweet dark malts, toast, dark molasses, toffee, brown sugar, licorice, tar, leather, big dark chocolate and some roast and coffee. Flavor is sweet cut by a mild oat mouthfeel, roast, chocolate malts, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, pine and grassy hops, slight solvent and alcohol in the end with more minty and strong sharp licorice mixed with sweet molasses. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11659) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Black with a firm light brown head that lasts forever. Aroma of malt, roasted grains, dried fruit, licorice, and touches of alcohol and ash. Full dark malt flavour with licorice and ash, and a hoppy finish. Strong, sweet and roasted, and with less balance than the magic of BORIS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a super dark, oily, slick black color that is dense with a small tan head that recedes to a small ring. Nose is lactose heavy with rich dark malt notes, malted milk chocolate, raisins and plums and big sweetness. Palate is velvety with a bitterness and an alcohol warming in the swallow. Flavor is rich in dark fruits and chocolate, raisins. The lips, tongue and molars are covered in a thick film. A very pleasant but intense drinking experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Took this one to Todd’s to share for no good reason. Black with seriously dark head. Nose is lots of alcohol, sweet malt, molasses. Picking up oatmeal. Big fuzzy mouthfeel. Velvety. Rich dark sweetness with a high bitterness. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skortila (4803) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has chocolate, roast, some coffee and creamy vanilla. Black coloured beer with a good, brown, creamy head. The taste is sweet, has nice bitterness, good roasted coffee and chocolate malts, vanilla again. Really well bodied and pleasantly creamy mouthfeel. Great!

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