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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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.


Treebs' rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz bottle served in a Westbrook Tulip. 2011 vintage. A: Pours an opaque black color with a quick dissolving dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and some whisps. S: Dark fruits, roasted malts and a touch of smoke are all present here. Some dark chocolate and bitter coffee beans pop up as well. T: Some nice dark fruit flavors with a slight booze kick hits up front. The booze lingers throughout and has intermingling flavors of bakers chocolate and candied sugar. The finish has a ton of semi-bitter roasted malts that a have a little sweetness kick as well and a twinge of smoke. M: Heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Nice mouth coating oiliness and slickness. O: Very solid flavors throughout. The booze lingers a little much and leaves a little too much sweetness. There is some deep roasted malts that counter this in the finish, but the booze seems to stick around even after that. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-13-2012


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (4231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle@Chris and Ruth’s Pre-GBBF 2015, London - pours black with beige/tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, some coffee, caramel sweetness, dark fruits, roasted finish. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2518) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre- GBBF shindig, 2015. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of licorice, dark chocolate and black treacle. Flavours of dark cocolate, raisin, licorice and coffee. Dry, swet finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1468) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a ring of toffee colored head. Aroma of caramel and burnt malts. Taste of burnt burnt burnt malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (821) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
From bomber bottle at home, dark fruits and coffee aromas, the hops give a clean finish, making it one of the easiest drinking imperial stouts I’ve had. A great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9372) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre - GBBF tasting 2015. It pours jet black with a decent tan head. The nose is rich, oily, roasted malt, rocky road, chocolate cake and earth. The taste is rich roast, oily, earthy, charred stuff, wood, leather, mild acidity, chocolate, green hops, green coffee and warming alcohol with a dry, toasty finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. Rich and punchy. Good imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2264) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is chocolate & some oats, medium/thick, low/medium carbonation, and good lacing. Taste is burnt malt, dark chocolate, boozy, and bitter herbal hop finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a quick fading dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, leather and molasses. Flavour is medium bitter and semi-sweet. Full bodied, oily texture, soft to almost no carbonation. Finish is roasted and bittersweet dark chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Pours pitch black, with a mocha brown head. Chocolaty nose with a bready finish. Roasted (!), full bodied and intense darkness. Bitter dark chocolate, with a powerful bitternes that lasts quite a while.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a huge incredibly dark brown head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was malty and sweet with chocolate syrup, dark fruits, floral hops and leafy fruity hops - very intense. The flavor was thick rich and malty with dark fruits. Oatmeal, cocoa powder, dough, strong fruity & floral hope and red wine. Incredibly long finish of cocoa, red wine and hops. Thick, full and chewy body. Outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2938) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque black color, brown rim head, star field of lace. Aroma of toasted malt. Taste is thick toasted malt and toffee. It grows bigger before hitting a thin wall of hops and carbonation on the swallow. Alcohol joins at the finish. Big and bold, maybe complex, but this brew is mostly about the malt.


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