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RATINGS: 997   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrBunn (2789) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark and thick brown with a nice tan head that rises even after the pouring has stopped. Aromas are thick with sweet, dark malt, chocolate, vanilla, a little bit of a bourbon edge and some dark fruit that hides behind the larger ticket items. Flavor is damn good. It is a lot like the original Boris with a bit more of an alcohol and smokey edge to it, which highlights some of its best qualities. You’d be hard pressed to find a better one....

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IrishBoy (4176) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bomber shared by Odeed from miketd!! Nose of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and very light bourbon. Black with a very small cinnamon head. Flavor of chocolate, Very light bitterness, chocolate, light bourbon, and more chocolate. Just the perfect twinge of bourbon.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2009
(bottle from miketd.thanks man!rating number 1600 for me)black body with a slight touch of crimson red shinning through on the edges.i get a small but nice dark brown head from a generous pour.the aroma is really lovely with a mix of coffee,chocolate,cocoa,and what i detect is slight vanilla.the flavor brings out everything i like in the aroma plus some oak/vanilla/bourbon in the back to compliment an already awesome palate.this is barrel aging done right.hoppin frog my hat is off to you.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Shared by MikeTD at Flossmoor. Great brew! Thick body with big chocolate notes in the nose. Lots of great chocolate flavor with hints of vanilla and a very faint hint of oak. Wonderful barrel aged stout, that does not get overpowered in any way by the barrel.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Bottle shared by stopbarking. Thanks Daniel! Pours dark black with a short to medium lived tan head. Smell is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is rich chocolate, balanced bourbon and vanilla. Pretty rich, viscous mouthfeel on this one and a hint of spiciness from either the alcohol or the oak. Fantastic stuff, and easily one of my top 5 beers as this is just what I want in a barrel aged imperial stout. Awesome beer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Batch 1!!! Unending thanks to danielcurtis81 on his wedding week. Pours oily pitch black with thin dark tan layer of head. Aroma is mostly strong barrel and coffee with chocolate and molasses and other teasers, very, very enticing. Taste is more of the same amazingness: vanilla bourbon barrel, bitter-sweet chocolate, sugar cookie, dark roasted malt, SO smooth and SO creamy with a slight alcohol component that compliments that weight of this beer perfectly. What a dream come true! This is a phenomenal beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Pours jet black with faint tan ring around the top. Smell is toffee and molasses with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste up front is a large amount of chocolate with some molasses sweetness, a bit of whisky taste that leads into a smoky and bitter finish from the hops. What a fantastic brew, but definitely a sipper!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bomber from both Capone’s and Craft Ale. Pours very dark black with 1-finger brown head. Looks good and assertive, which this style should. The nose is dark choc, dark patent malt, molasses, oats, oaky, vanilla. Very complex and inviting aroma. The taste is very smooth, with oaky bourbon, a semi-sweet dark choc flavor, dark malt, and oaty ovaltiney notes. Complex in the flavor also, and very well balanced, rich, and easy to drink. As it warms, I noted some hybrid cognac, port, and blackberry notes. This one is delicious, with extremely well hidden alcohol. We should not forget that the brewer of this, Fred Karm, is the same guy who made the original Siberian Night, so the guy knows his Impy Stouts. My calculations give 1892 as the final bottle count on this, so you should get ya some fast.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
Poured black with brown, lacing head. Aroma is mouth watering, with oatmeal, marzipan, molasses, rum, banana, vanilla and coffee jumping out immediately. Dense, heavy, oily body with low carbonation. Diesel oil at its best. Smooth, very well balanced, outstanding!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cavie (4585) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle with big thanks to drowland. He sent this to me for my birthday! Hoppin Frog is based out of Akron, Ohio. This is the barrel aged version of their BORIS Imperial Stout. Pours a very dark black color with a tan head. Aroma is big bourbon and charred oak wood. This is very nice. Lots of dark malts and heavy bourbon. Some vanilla notes also. Flavor is dark chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla, dark malts, maple syrup and thick molasses. This is also amazing! Very impressed with this one.


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