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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Old Schoolhouse Brewer’s Reserve, waxed bottle and wicked stout flavor. Deep, dark, and complex with layers of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Very rich with high alcohol and plenty of hops to balance out the loads of malted barley.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (1146) - Waterloo, Ontario, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle kindly shared by toffsbury. Pours ink black with a thick brown head. Aroma is... wow - chocolate, coffee, some vanilla and bourbon - wow. Taste: rich, smooth, creamy, mocha taste, with some vanilla. Bitter finish. Thick and smooth on the tongue.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
22oz aged bottle in Seattle. Deep black pour, heavy, lots of chocolate and licorice on nose. Warms nicely, creamy spicy coffee body. Well balanced, milk chocolate, alc is nicely spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice one finger brown head, Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and licorice. Medium-full body, low carbonation, dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
A good imperial stout with a bit of overpowering coffee. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of coffee, cinnamon and vanilla. Taste has a bit of vanilla in the front, but is then overpowered a bit by very bitter coffee that lingers into the aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3351) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2014
Big tan head dark pour mild carbonation only aromas dark fruit rich chocolate coffee the flavours cocoa malt chocolate dark fruits coffee medium bitter liquorice not strong stone fruit resin note some vanilla okay balance seems to be missing some body the finish best tastes smooth rich malts lasting bitter the f5ruit goes down well but light in body

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle - Some herbal hop notes, dark roast and cocoa. Jet black with a rich brown. Earthy herbal hops and dark chocolate. Interesting and the hops are aggressive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Delicious! This stout rolls around your mouth with an effervescent quality. Flavor is cocoa nibs, roasted malt, and vanilla. The flavors stays in the mouth for a long time. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Une grosse bouteille facile à boire. Le liquide presque noir fait le style avec sa tête accrocheuse. Les arômes sont aussi familiers mais assez simples avec des parfums rôtis, du chocolat et des traces de café. Les saveurs se développent un peu plus avec, en surplus, du caramel foncé, de la réglisse et des houblons légèrement résineux. En bouche, le corps moyen montre un pétillement au ralenti avec une texture que je pourrais qualifier de huileuse. Son arrière-goût est dominé par l’amertume de ses malts noirs et l’amertume de ses houblons. Ce stout qui n’a rien d’exceptionnel a tout de bien réussi.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4174) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2014
22oz bottle (over a year old) in a teku. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of a decent amount of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel, some light notes of coffee, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same, with a lot of roast up front and some sweetness/hints of dark fruits on the finish. Smooth texture. A pretty good imperial stout, but not the most balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate light brown head on it. Nose is very dry and roasty, with just a little bit of sourness cutting through, nearing on a RIS. Taste is a little sweet up front with some chocolate in there, and a lot of roasting throughout. Really quite a pleasant dessert beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from Elizabeth St., Bellingham; there is a "best after" date but it can’t be read
Dark brown color, near black, with small head. Nice aroma, roasted malt, some chocolate, some tar, light coffee. Good body strength; strong flavor of roasted malt, with dark caramel, some coffee and pungent hop resins; strong bitterness too.
Imperial Stout by the book, very good.


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