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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bomber. Poured rich, viscous, near black with a sticky orange-ish beige head. The aroma was on the sweet side with roasted coffee, cocoa, and some treacle leading.. traces of peppery warmth around and on the back of the nose.. just what I needed. The flavor found well-roasted, near-burnt coffee and cocoa notes at the core with coffee roast, peppery alcohol, and some sour medicinal character around (not infection-like, but it just seemed a little messy at times).. finished warm, roasty, and dry, with a bit more sourness than I wanted. Heavier-bodied with the right carbonation to keep it moving.. not a great flow.. overall a solid stout that wasn’t far from being great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Aroma of licorice, burnt rye toast, and bitter dark chocolate. Pours thick black with a small team head. Taste is nice and black with licorice up front and roasted mocha coffee in the tail. Just thick and roasty and amazing. Love this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Aromas of dark Chocolate, molasses, oak, roast, malty pours with a dense mocha colored foam and black color with ruby highlight, great mouthfeel, bittersweet, with flavors similar to the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2314) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Black pour, thin khaki head with a light lacing .... aroma is of dark bitter chocolate, light licorice, heavy roasted malts and caramel malts ..... taste is of dark fruits, light licorice, deep roasted malts, caramel malts, chocolate and bitter hops .... mouthfeel is thick, slick and oily ... finish is bitter dry with a lingering bitter hop bite .... abv is hidden well ..... good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1293) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Ok stuff but i like my stouts a little sweeter. Bitter malt licorice and dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Another local that I’ve ignored far too long. This is their highest rated brew, so eager to try it. Black pour, so-so head, lovely aroma of dark chocolate, roasted grain, sweet malt, licorice, and alcohol. Flavor is more subdued than the aroma would suggest, but dark, bitter chocolate is the main player in this. Yet, not sweet. A bit of licorice in there as well. Bitterness backs things up nicely. Finishes bitter with just a little alcohol. It could use another flavor to put some complexity in this, but overall this is tasty, and I’d buy it again for sure. Nice one.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4813) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
22oz bottle pours a viscous, opaque black with some creamy brown head. Nutty aroma, burnt toast, licorice. Flavor of windex, burnt toast, burnt coffee beans, rubber. Full, heavy finish with plenty of alcohol burn.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1364) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours black with a brown head and nice chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet, lots of chocolate and roasted malt with a long, alcohol finish. Excellent imperial stout with a lot of chocolate flavors

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1408) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours a dark black color with a fabulous mocha head. Taste is all chocolate, malt and espresso. Taste is pure chocolate and malted coffee. Finish is sweet and full of chocolate . Great Imperial Stout ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (522) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bomber to big snifter. Very dark but not the darkest you’ve seen pouring. Nice lasting mocha head. Bitter and delicious.


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