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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Old Schoolhouse Brewerís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3127) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle pours a jet black brew with a thin brown top. Nose is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is burnt malts, bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice bitterness in the finish to go with the sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Bitter dark roasted malts, licorice, and mild caramel notes. Good body. Average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Super rich and sweet stout , very plain and lightly hopped, itís ok but very average

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle . Couple months old. Pours without much head and little lace. Aroma is strong dark chocolate and roast with some caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Flavor follows suit with more sugary simple sweetness and bitterness, appropriately balanced for a imp stout. Feel is soft, kinda flat, soapy, sticky and woody end. I donít like the feel really. Other parts are nice but it feels too thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2283) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
12/17/2013. 22 oz. bomber. Pours black with a tan head. Lots of coffee aromas with dark fruit and roasted malt. Caramel, chocolate and malt flavors with hints of coffee. Smooth, long finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bomber with a nice wax top. Black with mocha head that completely disappears. Chocolate, anise, semi-sweet and partially roasted malts, boozy. Bitter with a mild carbonation and moderate+ body, dry, chocolate, more booze, some bite on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4017) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Big black stout. Black wax. Chocolate and cocoa powder. Big nose. Lots of alcohol in finish. Roast. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottled: um, earlier? Pours black, little foam formation at all. Smells of toasted/burnt malts, some licorice, hints of graham, some malt (like whoppers malt), some sweetened bakers chocolate. Taste matches with depth and a little higher on the burnt malts end - almost a bit of smoke character in here, which normally Iíd dislike, but here plays well. I really dig this, but in a fetish way. Itís unique to me, although some reviews say itís a beer theyíve had before. Iíd like to compare this to Bellís Expidition Stout, but itís not too licorice characterized, which I dislike about Expo stout, but this is a little more subtle and accents well. Full bodied with low carb and an almost dry finish. Nice beer. I think treatment in a port barrel or an addition of buterscotch character would really, really open this up to the midwest flavor profile. A little too robust for the national masses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
A pretty good RIS. A bubbly head, and lacy, on a black body. A dry bitter finish.A big aroma. A tad mould in the taste mid sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Pours black/deep ruby, finger tan head. Smell roasty coco vanilla. Taste sweet, caramel and roast, wood, smokey. Med body. Taste didnít live up to smell.

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