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RATINGS: 1009   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!


3.9
beerplace (2155) - 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.

3.9
Speko (484) - 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.

4.3
melush (4816) - 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.

4.4
Torrefacto (1779) - 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.

4.1
Scrumpy369 (959) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle shared at csakajo. Nose is whiskey, vanilla. Taste is low bitterness, some whiskey. The barrel did wonders.

3.6
TEJA (3295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2017
No head. Deap dark brown-black color.
Huge malty chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate taste. Big body.

4.1
wekker84 (2420) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2017
Bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts coffee chocolate whisky spicy oak mocha alcohol and hops flavor roasted malts chocolate coffee spicy mocha caramel dried fruits dark fruits and hops

4.2
oobawa (1800) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Lovely bourbon barrel impy stout, deep, dry, and roasty with oodles of bourbon and oak coursing through the back end. Starts sweet, with milk chocolate, raisins, and molasses leading to a dark fruit-laced middle. Back end grows bitter and boozy, though, dark roast coffee and anise sliding into a deep, gorgeous oaked bourbon fade. Pours a lovely near-black with a tan-brown head and slight lacing. Nose is a enticing mix of whiskey, oak, coffee, and chocolate. Perfect texture, silky smooth without a hint of alcohol warmth. Lovin’ the B.O.R.I.S.

3.9
Tide (4503) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle at Sori Taproom. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, whisky, nuts, coffee, licorice, oak and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, whisky, oak, licorice, coffee and dark fruits. Very nice imperial stout.

4.6
SvanteL (645) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2017
Mycket mörkt rödbrun med litet ljusbrunt skum. Doften är fyllig, söt med lite whisky, körsbär och kaffe. Smaken är mjuk och fyllig med vanilj, russin, torkad frukt och dessertvin. Oj, oj, vad 1 1/2 månads fatlagring gör! Helt suverän, vilken smakbomb! (2010-08-14)


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