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RATINGS: 1006   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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sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
Bottle in sommerhuset. Pours black with a diminishing beige head. Smells of bourbon. Sweet with aromas of chocolate and whiskey. Also hints of alcohol and wood. Full bodied. Quite soft carbonation. Sweet finish with hints of toasted malts.

monkeychugg55 (1086) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
Green cap bomber. Pours a pretty thick black with a very small light brown head. Huge aroma of whiskey barrel, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, anise, molasses, and coffee. Slick and slightly thin bodied mouthfeel brings lots of woody chocolate, with espresso roast, vanilla, licorice, with a hot, boozy, but lightly woody finish. Sharp aroma, but mostly smooth texture and flavor...a little bite on the end. Well blended and quite delicious.

ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2010
22oz bomber, green cap so i’m thinking batch #2 of 2009, from green’s in columbia. pours an oily, jet black with a thin, dark brown head leaving a tight ring of lace and a irridescent sheen on the glass. aroma is wonderful with huge notes of smooth oatmeal, vanilla, bourbon, and oak with notes of milk chocolate, toasted coconut, brown banana, and vanilla icing with light, roasted malts, lactose sugar, coffee, and a hint of caramel. flavor is spectacular with honest to goodness flavors of cinnamon, spice, and raisin oatmeal with notes of vanilla cake, woody bourbon, and burnt coffee beans with touches of roasted malts, cocoa, black cherry, and praline pecans. palate is full bodied and velvety with medium carbonation and a lingering, slightly sweet, oaked, roasted finish. overall, an absolutely great barrel aged impy.

pilsnerrogge (2935) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2010
Pours pitch black with very little head. Aroma is sweet with notes of toffee, liquorice and Bourbon. Thick and smooth mouthfeel. Flavour is charcoal, sweet toffee and salty liquorice. Long warm Bourbon finish.

DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bomber from both Capone’s and Craft Ale. Pours very dark black with 1-finger brown head. Looks good and assertive, which this style should. The nose is dark choc, dark patent malt, molasses, oats, oaky, vanilla. Very complex and inviting aroma. The taste is very smooth, with oaky bourbon, a semi-sweet dark choc flavor, dark malt, and oaty ovaltiney notes. Complex in the flavor also, and very well balanced, rich, and easy to drink. As it warms, I noted some hybrid cognac, port, and blackberry notes. This one is delicious, with extremely well hidden alcohol. We should not forget that the brewer of this, Fred Karm, is the same guy who made the original Siberian Night, so the guy knows his Impy Stouts. My calculations give 1892 as the final bottle count on this, so you should get ya some fast.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
22oz. Pours nearly jet black with a thin yet dense tan head that has little retention and spotty lace. Aroma is rich with aged whiskey, no spicy alcohol, some peat, but the main character out of the nose is wood. Just massive amounts of oak, rainforest, resin. Taste brings a lot of oak, some muted/refined whiskey, espresso, unsweetened dark chocolate. But the body goes a bit thin and ends on the edge of powdery. I think I like the normal BORIS more but this was still very good. A totally different beer that is for sure.

oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2010
[email protected] Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Pitch black colour with dark brown head. Aroma is oak barrel, alcohol, chocolate, coffee as well as some vanilla, nuts and wood. Flavour is liquorice, wood, alcohol, nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some roasted and burnt maltyness as well. Tasty, fullbodied, complex and loveable.

changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle from Knightly. My Dad and I cracked this one after the BA 110K+OT Batch 2. Really glad to see we got this one here in FL. Black color with dark brown edges. Pours a thin head with just a few patches remaining on top. Strong whiskey aroma that tingles the senses a little along with dark chocolate, caramel, espresso. The aroma is bold and very nice. Smooth flavors; whiskey, oats, chocolate, vanilla, wood. Very good. Just barely edged out the BA 110K+OT Batch 2 as the better beer in my opinion and I didn’t expect that.

GMCC2181 (1608) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2010
UPDATED: APR 21, 2010 Kick ass stout from Imstillthegman (BA mostly) and same name at RB. shared SL. Good nose on this...little bourbon??? not whiskey, with a stong malt back bone. Nice black color, good head. Drank this on the warmer side. Lots of oatmeal, malty bourbon but not overdone... Super smooth for an oatmeal stout. They are usaully chunky/gritty but this was super smooth. Thanks guy!

cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2010
22 oz bomber, I believe batch 2. Tasted on 4/11/10. Pours super dark brown, not a whole lot of head. Huge thick legs, though, and okay lacing. Aroma was strong bourbon, but not overpowering. Good chocolate and caramel behind it, but nothing too complex. Flavor is incredibly balanced with a bit of a hot bourbon burn and a great chocolate finish. Definitely a great brew and would love this aged another year.

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