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RATINGS: 1010   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle shared by Gambeez at the Del Mar Doom on 6/27. Well, first off, great stout - top 50? Probably not. Nose was straight roasty chocolate and oatmeal - no barrel whatsoever. Flavor was pretty spot on w/ the nose - no real bourbon to speak of, which is a bummer - although the other reviews seem to disagree with me. It’s been a while since I’ve had straight BORIS, but I can’t see this being drastically different. This is an awesome beer, but not mind shattering by any means. Thanks Justin!


3.9
Tide (3887) - 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 (548) - 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)

3.9
martjoobolut (4361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle (from boxbeers). Pours black with beige head. Aroma is sweet, molasse, malt, booze. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, chocolate, vanilla. Finish is sweet and dark chocolate bitter. Overall: very good.

3.8
Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2017
660ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Pitch black color. Small size, tan head, stays. Caramel, toffee, sweet, roast, coffee in aroma. Roast, caramel, cocoa, dark chocolate, sweet in taste. Roast and dark chocolate. Mellow in mouth. Faint hops in aftertaste. Very solid brew. More?!

4.4
dubsac97 (8) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
Bourbon aroma hits the nose Rich vanilla and oatmeal notes Smooth delicious taste Awesome barrel aged beer Top notch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
OminouSC2 (666) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2017 Pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, fudge, whisky, caramel, wood, roasted malt, slight ash and chocolate cake. Taste of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, wood, slight raisins and roasted hints. Very well balanced. I love it.

3.7
dzudohonor (167) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Czarny jak smoła, w aromacie czekolada i lukrecja, brak nut bourbonowych, w smaku tez taki jednowymiarowy - praliny, czekolada i lukrecja. Spodziewałem się czegoś więcej.

4.2
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Draft pours black with brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste of bourbon, coffee and grains

4.2
tomekboniek (770) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Kran w Brewdog Warszawa. Bezowa, nikłej wielkości piana. Intensywny aromat beczki po whisky. Dalej migdały, wanilia, kokos i mleczna czekolada. W smaku przyjemna słodycz. Duża ilość migdałów, mokre drewno, whisky, czekolada. Konsystencja troszkę zawodzi. W moim odczuciu brak ciała. Alkohol świetnie ukryty.

4.2
alteregoo (1442) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 30, 2017
UPDATED: APR 30, 2017 Kran Brewdog. Niedu?a, drobna pianka, czarne nieprzejrzyste. W aromacie migda?y, kokos i wanilia (w tej kolejno?ci), wzbogacone o czekolade, kaw?. W smaku agresywne, fajna czekoladowo likierowa slodycz, lepkie, oleiste, sporo czekolady, dosc geste... Goryczka dluga, palona. Nisko wysycone, ?adnie ukryty alko.


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