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RATINGS: 987   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
Has a big robust aroma with woody notes, with chocolate and barely in there as well. The taste is very smooth, hits the tongue with a sweet attack but finishes with an almost bitter ending. Worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (9605) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2010
Sluggishly pouring to dark greige head over black beer. Sweetish vanilla and chocolate nose, alcohol. Rather Bourbon than whisky. Rich taste is more of the same: vanilla, vanillabeans, coffeemilk, black chocolate, Bourbon, wood, liquorice, moccha. Quite some dark/sweet malts packaged. Some perfumey green too. Very rich MF, slick & oily despite some obvious carbonated sensation. Heavily bodied, heavy alcoholwarming. I understand John’s criticism as the beer is seriously slanted towards a certain direction. But a direction I like... I think I bought this @ Alvinne, but if I got it from somebody, thanks double.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2010
[email protected] OK, certainly a pleasant beer with a wonderful aroma but not very complex. Maybe that’s the reason it gets such high ratings from many people. They’re just looking for something easy. In my opinion it’s much too sugary sweet. Same goes for the palate: wonderful full but too sugary. it really could do without that sugar and could use some extra hops. But hey, yeah, I did enjoy the whole bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
22oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Wow. Nose on this is big bourbon and tons of rich chocolate, caramel and coffee. Pours black with a small tan head. Flavor is huge sweet caramel and chocolate with some moderate coffee roast. A sweet imperial stout with big bourbon notes on the back end and some light coffee bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Well balanced and fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
GABF ’09.
Pours an opaque black with slight olive-green highlights. Aroma is plastic, oaky chocolate. Flavor is light roasted chocolate syrup. Motor oil thick on the tongue. Very, very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Big thanks to my main man Tim for this puppy! Wow the aroma on this is great! Vanilla, oak, coffee, sweet, sour, and more! The flavor is equally awesome barrel but with noticeably more coffee and roast as well as American sour stout and mild chocolates. Really good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2503) - USA - MAR 28, 2010
Another big thank you to Adrian for popping open one of these. Black pour with light, filmy head. Cereal, hop, and alcohol aroma. Mom tastes smoked molasses. I taste plenty of bourbon and sweetness - also coffee, molasses, malt, prune - and did I say lots of whiskey flavor? Let me say it again - this has a lot of whiskey flavor. A very mighty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours out in an opaque black colour with a small pale brown head. Big aroma of oak, black chocolate, vanilla, almonds and burnt sugar. Full-bodied with rich notes of vanilla, oak, burnt malts, black chocolate, molasses and mild pepper. Chewy and rather oily mouthfeel. Long bittersweet finish of oak, vanilla, molasses and black chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (1051) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Bomber purchased at the Whole Foods on Columbus Circle while on a business trip to NYC ($9.99). Consumed back at the hotel. Pours into clear plastic hotel cup a very dark brown, almost black with nice rich dark brown foam. Complex aroma of rich roasted malts, whiskey, oats, salty bacon, soy sauce, and light chocolate. Tastes of roasted malts (slightly burnt), vanilla, dark chocolate, dark coffee, soy sauce. Like the nose, the whiskey presence is there but blends quite well with the other elements. Burnt/ash flavor in finish along with more booziness. Nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A nice way to finish off a busy day in NYC. (310, 258)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
foundersfan (30) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2010
A VERY sticky and heavenly stout. Rich, wonderful, and everything a good stout should be. Has a big coffee finish but is sweet and smooth at first. Pours nice and thick! I try alot of stouts, but i feel that this is truly one of the best i’ve had!

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