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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Possibly a 2009 bottle found in a dark corner at work. Pour is pitch black with a quickly dissipating mocha head. Lots of bourbon and vanilla on the nose, there’s some oak and rich dark chocolate, toasty malt and caramel, and some faint dark fruit notes. Some velvety chocolate notes up front on the taste, lots of bourbon and vanilla, oak, coffee, toasted malt, and molasses. Awesomely balanced, great barrel characteristics that don’t suffocate the rest of the beer.

kustie (1377) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2018
[email protected] Opaque black color with off-white head. Aroma has dark fruits, coffee, dark malt, licorice. Taste is malty sweet with long bitter and quite sweet aftertaste. Flavors of dark malt, licorice, coffee, oak.

DonGregorio (612) - POLAND - JAN 2, 2018
Bottle. Black beer with small beige / brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, notes of roast, coffee, cocoa, vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasty, vanilla, with notes of coffee, dark bread, wood. Chocolate roasty finish. Medium to full body, oily, velvety texture, soft to average carbonation. Just a hint of bourbon barrel. Overall very good barrel aged imperial stout, but not perfect and not outstanding. On the same level as base version.

fombe89 (4230) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2017
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 27/12/2017
Color negro corona de espuma beige, aromas tostados notas a wisky, cafe y madera, el sabor es torrefacto con notas a madera y cafe, cuerpo denso.

Lowenbrau (4799) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2017
1pt 6fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 27-12-2017. BBD: not seen. In short:tasty IStout. Pours black with nice dark tan head. Moderate head retention, little lacing. Roasty, licorice, coffee, coffee, nose. Full body, afot carbonation, viscous texture. Taste follows the nose, viscous, dense, robust, some wood notes, some sweet, ends some dry. Quite good.

Aherbelste (95) - - DEC 24, 2017
Incredible aroma, strong roasted oatmeal malts combined with slight whisky and coffee. Its an outstanding imperial stout.

rosskyle (796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2017
22oz bottle. Dark black color with a brown head. Oak chocolate malt vanilla aroma. Oak whiskey chocolate vanilla flavor. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

beerplace (2287) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2017
A pour from the bottle (thx, Rob!) on Black Christmas V. Pours an almost black with dark beige head. Aroma and taste are is berry-ish bourbon with some chocolate and leather notes. Some booziness. Good one.

Speko (500) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2017
Bottle 1 pint 6 fl. oz. Pours pitch black with large white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, more bourbon than whisky notes, coffee, nuts, oak, vanilla, nice sweetness. Round and mild, alcohol is . Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation.

melush (4957) - SPAIN - NOV 4, 2017
65cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, coffee, nuts, oak. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, sweet, bourbon, oak. Full body, soft carbonation.

Torrefacto (1790) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Chocolate, galleta, bizcocho, avellana, vainilla, ligero ahumado, frutilizando negro, café. Sedosa, intensa, equilibrada, final de amargor rustido y regusto pleno y equilibrado.

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