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RATINGS: 986   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Review #300! Bottle. Green Cap - 2009. Pours a thick dark black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, oatmeal, chocolate, licorice, coffee, toffee, anise, vanilla, roasted malts and alcohol. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roasted coffee, charred wood, molasses, and oatmeal. On the palate is rich, thick, medium to full bodied with slickness. It is lacking a little bit of carbonation but that is probably due to it being barrel aged and having some age. Overall an excellent and complex beer! Proud to enjoy it as #300!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wombat23 (880) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (625) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Aroma: malty and sweet with a light whiskey scent that’s not overwhelming; Appearance: pitch black with tan head that lingers; Taste: starts malty with some whiskey but mellows into a surprisingly complex finish with lots of roasty coffee. Yum. Palate: heavy body with long, sweet/roasty finish; Overall: delicious. Would definitely buy again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (708) - - NOV 8, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, whiskey, marshmallow, oak, fruity, alcohol, chocolate, Taate: medium sweet, light bitter, fruity, marshmallow, fruity, coffee

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (597) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 4, 2016
0,75cl bottle. Sensoric. Batch 2. Pitch black with medium, very thick, light brown head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma are dominant by roasted malts - mainly milk chocolate. Medium vanilla notes and sweet bourbon, also some molasses, brownie fudge and lightly earthy character. Of course like in non-BA version cocoa nibs are noticeable, but do not play the first role. Still there is some booze in the background, but not as much as in regular version. Characteristic wooden notes are also noticeable. Taste is between semi-sweet and semi-dry, constant during whole of degustation. Full body, thick as hell/very oily, soft carbonation, finish is astringent, dry and definitely roasted. No ABV warming. In general the BA process transform this beer to higher level. The barrel makes it more smooth, sweet and drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1364) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2016
650ml bottle shared with brother. Thanks for the share. Aroma: intense cocoa and bourbon, liquor, slightly woody. Some vanilla when it warms up. App: pitch black with frothy dark brown head leaving great lacing. Taste and palate: full creamy body but a tad oily, chocolaty with some coffee, dry light moderate bitter and alcohol finish. Overall: darn good. Love the nose of this one. Love the palate too. Not too sweet. A tad oily like I like them. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1567) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle from tavour. Pours black with brown head. Big bourbon aroma. Taste is roasted malts with lots of bourbon oak and roasted malts

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BenL8 (89) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Wow. Awesome. 75cl bottle at home. Appearance is completely inky black, with a tiny layer of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma is incredibly complex, I smell the aromas of the barrel well. Very deep and roasty, plums and other dark fruit, intense coffee, some chocolate, spicy. Liquorice stands out. It’s a great and very intense aroma. Thick mouthfeel, silky and smooth. Taste is also intense, lots of dark malts create a beautiful complexity of flavours. Coffee and chocolate are still around but not as intense as in the aroma. Extremely full bodied. Brilliant beer, one of the best BA imperial stouts I’ve tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomat (3481) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle. Very dark brown with a tiny brown head. Malty and vanilla tones. Malt, coffee,vanilla, wood and hops. Full body with a long bitter / chocolate finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (1588) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 10, 2016
Black color with mocha head. Aroma has lots of milk chocolate and sweet bourbon. Taste follows with realty nice milk chocolate, sweet malt but a roasty and bitter finish. Bourbon throughout, really well integrated and smooth. Full bodied with low carbonation. Overall it’s a really well made, smooth and easy drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1994) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2016 Bottle. Thanks! A: Immensely black. Thin mocha head. Lacing.N: Molasses, melon, oak, cocoa, coffee, oatmeal, wheat, whiskey. Toasted malt. Earthiness. Olive and peat. T: Quite bitter. Sweet. Acidic coffee.M: Medium body, creamy carbonation, alcohol burn.O: Decent. I wish it was a bit sweeter and the coffee/whiskey didn?t have a sour profile.


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