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RATINGS: 995   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rasmus40 (19161) - Beder, Aarhus, - JUL 16, 2011
Almost black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is quite sweet, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Smooth and oily. Great balance. 160711

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1456) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2017
Oh YES!!! So soll mein BOURBON BA IS munden. Sofort nach der Schenkung schlagen die fetten Vanille&Fassaromen zu. Hier ist der gute alte Kentucky Whiskey am Start. Wenn man sich traut länger nachzuforschen, kommen wunderbare Kakaobohnendüfte hinzu. Klasse. CHERRY AT LAST 😎. Der leicht angehaferte Trunk pendelt zwischen Röstwahn und schwerwiegenden Maismatschungen.. Ein wundervoll balticporteriges Freshnesserlerlebnis der hopfigen Art, ist das außergewöhnliche Sahnehäubchen für dieses straighte und doch auch sehr spezielle Imperial Stout. Holla!!! Bin gespannt auf das Reseve 😁!! Bomber für spannende 8,95€ aus Haarlem, NL. HOOOTTT!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oxytocin (80) - - MAR 9, 2017
bottle, pours dark brown/black with a hint of red. head is brown/red. malty, chocolate, whisky, vanilla, wood, whisky barrel aromas very well integrated. creamy texture, soft carbonisation, full body, well balanced taste. rather easy to drink for an imperial stout because the sweeteness isn’t to intense, it leaves enough space for the other aromas to come through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PowY (494) - AUSTRIA - MAR 9, 2017
650 bottle. Pours a nearly black red-brown with a small and quickly disappearing brown head. Aroma is only lightly malty with roasted malt - caramel, chocolate - with notes of whisky, light oak and vanilla in front. Full oily body with a very low carbonation. The taste starts medium to medium-heavy sweet, but the sweetness decreases and gives room to a light bitterness. Flavor of sweet roasted malt - caramel, chocolate, coconut, molasses - along with very smooth barrel notes and some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (2161) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Tap in BierCab. Ridiculous beer. Aroma - melted chocolate, belgian pralines, coconuts. Beautiful. In taste a little bit more coffee notes, less sweet than in aroma. Still - full of chocolate with super pleasant whiskey notes. Silky, smooth in the mouth. Staggering beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at BrewDog, Shepherds Bush, London in April 2016 - Opaque Black in colour. Creamy dark beige head. Very Malty; roasty malts, oaty, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Fruity; hint of dark fruits. Hoppy; good balancing hop bitterness. Rich, smooth and rather syrupy. Sweet deep roast coffee and chocolate malty throughout. Great depth of flavour. Enjoyed this. Terrific BA Impy Stout! (2016-04-05)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2800) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of roast, milky smooth chocolate, caramel, light coconut, some wood, vanilla fudge and some light ash. So damn smooth!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (8350) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
Intense malty thick. Roast, tobacco, tar, wood, extreme intense. Cherries, dark chocolate, extreme rich. Moderate bitter, round and smooth. No alcohol, intense dark. Fascinating with wood in the end. Thick and great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1702) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2016
Un impérial stout shelf world class. Tout y est : la robe est profonde sans être opaque, la tête fait tourner les têtes, la pré-mousse... Cette pré-mousse qui prend quelques secindes à se firmer mais qui une fois en marche refuse de s’arrêter. Noble. Des arômes et des saveurs de malts chauffés, de whiskey des Lowlands, de la vanille provenant de la barrique et surtout, un chocolat. Celui-ci me renverse littéralement. L’avoine adoucit considérablement l’ensemble alors que les malts chauffés s’emparent de ma bouche qui se laisse seduure tout en douceur. Lw whiskey est plaisant sans être dur. Ronde et animée par une fine bulle qui me roule au palais, ce bomber que je me dome en solo me suffit à peine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wombat23 (1167) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pour is viscous and almost black with a tan head. Aroma of whiskey, dark malt, chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee with perhaps a hint of smoke. Whiskey is complementary to the beer rather than overwhelming as in many other barrel-aged offerings by other breweries. Complex finish with an oily mouthfeel. Heavy-bodied. Fantastic.

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