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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (8846) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2010
si presenta simile alla versione base con l’aggiunta i note di whisky un po affumicato e legno

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Whiskey aroma comes up immediately while pouring this dark concoction with a light kahki head. Coffee, tobacco and dark semisweet chocolate also contribute. Full bodied and oily with a slight dry cocoa powder finish. Chocolately flavor with a good dose of whiskey. Roasted oatmeal, malts somewhat overpowered by the whiskey. Overall I’d prefer the regular version over this one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Boozy and molassis drip coming from the nose..with maybe a touch of vanilla, stale cardbnoard, and oatmeal...oh, and some underlying chocolate notes to boot. Pours dark brown with an orange-brown head. THick, sweet and chocolaty flavors..the bourbon influence is evident yet subdued. Clean, super malty with essences of bourbon...However, I think i like the regular version much better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22 oz bottle poured black with a tan sand colored head that has enough carbonation to leave a small ring that lasts. Notes of alcohol, whiskey, and heavily roasted malt accentuate the nose. This is a full bodied stout with bread and yeast flavors enhanced by malt, chocolate, coffee and a lingering hint of hop on finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Black with a low brown head. Strong scotch-notes in the aroma - basement-like and woody. The flavour is very sweet for an Imperial Stout. There are notes of caffe latte, cocoa, scotch, vanilla and rest sugar. The finish is mildly bitter. I liked the original version much better.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lowe1983 (1570) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and plenty of oak and alcohol. Flavor is the same without being overly oaked. Amazing blend of flavors of roasted malts and oak. Truly delicious

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1587) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Recently purchased bottle with green cap. Pour is black with a very slow forming small brown head. Aroma is rich and silky malt with lots of dark aromas of: peat, smoke, leather, tobacco, whiskey, and vanilla. Aroma is very rich. Flavor is very true to nose with rich chocolate malts, old cigar room with leather couches, and vanilla. Really easy to drink and a nice chewy body to it. This is great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kromamc (191) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2010
na bomba! il passaggio in botti di whisky è perfetto si sentono tutti i sentori legnosi e complessi gia al naso.. in bocca scende morbidissima con un susseguirsi di frutta secca legno caffè tabacco whisky e un amaro finale gradevole...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Bomber, courtesy of my brother-from-another-mother Lebonics. Pours that typically impy stout way - black with little head. Aroma is big bourbon with chocolate cherry and vanilla in the background. Taste follows, but the bourbon only shows up in the loooooong finish. Low carbonation and a thick, oily mouth feel. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle enjoyed at the NSSRQSOSLT, 1/10! Thanks to me, who brought this one, another fine one of the night! The pour was deep black, weak initial head, but not bad for a BA brew. The aroma was bourbon, oak, dark roast and chocolate. The flavor followed the aroma, bourbon too strong, losing the nice chocolate/cocoa notes that is typical of the standard that was shared on the same date (and of about the same age). The BA didn’t help this brew, which I really dig, alcohol detectable in the finish. A little milk-chocolate syrupy in mouthfeel.


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