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RATINGS: 1015   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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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, wood, vanilla, light licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft - flat. [20090922]

yespr (48895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small dark glare and a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malty flavoured. Smooth fruity, roasted and dark chocolate flavoured. Very boozxy. Roasted chocolate and dry malty to breadish flavoured into the finish.

Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, and wood as well as a bit of oranges and chocolate, leading to a roasted and dry finish. The alcohol tickles the tongue and palate. Thanks yespr for buying this for the corporation :-)

joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and oat with notes of coffee. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and cocoa powder with notes of coffee, alcohol and whisky. Dry roasted finish.

anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma with some nice woody hints and hints of bourbon. Roasted malty bourbon and chocolate flavor with some hints of vanilla. Has a slightly sweetish roasted malty bourbon and chocolate finish with hints of wood and vanilla in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - 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.

Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle. Gold cap. Black color that allows no light to pass. Grudging but attractive dark brown head that settles quickly. Aroma of vanilla, cinnamon, coffee. Taste is dark cocoa, burnt coffee, prunes, raisins. Nice.

madmitch76 (26368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
2nd May 2014
CBC Session 1. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Rich dark malts with a little fruity tangy sweetness on top. Touch of barrel induced vanilla. Woody bubblegum ester. Earthy dry coffee. Light dry finish. Nice, if a tad dry.

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 Bottle HUGE thanks to MikeTD for this ... Pre DLD ...Deep black ... deep smooth meaty roast ... light bourbon front ... solid roast bourbon builds quite a bit. 3.8 TK 2 Hand bottle that i took some home for my WIfe to try ... Deep Black bubbly tan head ... smooth soft coffee roast nose ... roast malts ... little oak little bourbon ... bourbon builds in linger ... rich toffee light vanilla ... 4.1

Tk3 In a field at Cropredy and thank to Fin for sharing the Bottle MikeTD sent him ... Jet blacl ... little or no carbonation ... Huge chocolate light coffee nose ... soft smooth chocolate roast ... oak and light bourbon ... though little rough in linger. 3.8 ...Thus 2x 3.8 trumps a 4.1

bottle at home Batch 2 ... drunk Dec 2011 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft bourbon vanilla nose ... dark roast malt ... soft malt ... big roast ... mellow malts ... big roast ... nice deep roast ... little too much bourbon ... but AMAZING... 3.9

omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Oily black. Evident vanilla and licorice aroma. Sweetish with bready pop-corn and licorice. Full bodied with lots of chocolate, prickly pear frutiness and notes of raspberry, tar and vanilla. Great stuff, but I feel that the whisky flavour detracts more than it adds.

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