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RATINGS: 97   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black, brown, with a quickly gone head. Aroma is dark malty, chocolate and breadish. Dark roasted malty, dense liqourice. Dark roasted malty, liquorice and hard roasted dark breadish finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty milky chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty milky chocolate and licorice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, char, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, some raisins, brown sugar, and char.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Draft. Small beige head, black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, earthy, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/coffee, alcohol, some earthy. Sticky full body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: RR Imperial Stout
Date: November 30, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black, scant tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich dark roasted aroma, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of burnt malt, nice hop character, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. There’s a lot of wax! Pours very dark brown/black with a foamy/creamy darkish tan head. I’m getting dark roasted malt and something like herb or anise for aroma. Full bodied. It has hints of brown sugar, lots of dark roasted malt, surely a bit of anise, a good dose of chocolate, and something that’s bitter - so hops of an unidentifiable type. The bitter doesn’t seem to come from the burnt malt - this is too smooth for that. Whoosh. There’s a lot going on here. Swear I just thought of rum. Amazing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Almost completely black, small brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate with dark fruits, very nice. Taste is lightly spiced cocoa and spiked coffee, boozy finish. Tasty stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9944) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
The pour is black in color with a short lived off-white head. Roasted malt is the main aroma to this. Some coffee and a hint of chocolate. Lots of char to it as well. There is some licorice to the flavor along with lots of char and roast character. Maybe some molasses. Not a big fan of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, prunes, plums, and raisins, earthy hops and light alcohol notes. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, chocolate, light hops and bitterness and a semi-dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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