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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Pours black and is an amped-up version of a traditional dry stout. The addition of both roasted barley and dark crystal malted barley give Extra Stout undertones of chocolate, molasses and dried fruit.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
From the tap, served in a Schlafly imperial pint glass. Sampled at the Taproom with work mates and friends. Poured a nice stout blackish brown with a foamy, creamy tan head, decent retention, minimal amount of sticking. Aromas of roasted barley malts, coffee and cocoa, nutty with hints of charcoal, a subtle dark fruitiness and light touch of earth. Good, steady moderate carbonation and a malty crisp, dry, slick, smooth creamy medium bodied mouthfeel. A pleasant tasting dry stout, lightly roasted malts, nutty coffee, dry cocoa, a raisin fruitiness in the middle that meshes with the alcohol, a soft, dry, earthy bitterness towards the end, and a dry estery, malty finish with a hint charcoal in the aftertaste. Iíve had this from the tap and bottle, the tap version is a bit more airy and creamy which I think increases itís drinkability, a sneaky 8% ABV making it a tad dangerous, quite quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2535) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Body is dark brown, almost black with a half inch tan head. Aromas are somewhat weak and donít do a great job advertising what is to come, but suggest a burnt malt with a sweet character. Maybe a touch of chocolate and molasses, too, but that could just be some interference from the flavoring. Mouthfeel is creamy and a somewhat thick, flavor has dark chocolate, molasses and a creamy finish. There are some smokey/peat notes, too, but they are subtle and donít take over the show. Overall, the main interest here is the creamy flavoring and mouthfeel, which makes this a stout unlike any others that I have tried. While the flavoring and development could be slightly improved on, the way in which this blends an 8% ABV into a silky and smooth package is remarkable. It is a very different from other imperial stouts that Iíve tried due to its well-concealed alcohol and smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2007
In the bottle from The Brown Derby International Wine Center. Pours black with a cascading brown head. Very large thick head with big bubbles. Has a strong molasses aroma. Slightly piney also. Big sorghum and chocolate taste. Thick palate. Toasted flavor as well. Mind-roasting flavor and big sweetness really make this beer something. Good sour milk tartness to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Bottle from BeerDrenched; Nose is roasty, sweet, and choclatety clear dark brown with a medium rusty head; flavor is choclatety, with some roasty coffee notes added; good but not very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Iíve had this on draft twice and bottle three times now so it is time to rate it. Aroma is roasted with strong notes bakers chocolate and undertones raisiny crystal malt. It also has flashes of coffee in there. Taste is dry toffee sweetness with bittersweet chocolate and coffee thats finishes in a dry tart bitterness. Ive actually got touches of apple juice in the initial taste, this sometime eludes and do not always get this impression. This is not an imperial stout nor a sweet stout. This I believe as drmatt said is a foreign. Reasoning is foreign stout is a style that originated with the likes of true guiness extra stout. It was originally shipped to places like sri lanka which in turn created there own (Lions stout). I know it doesnt matter that much except in style percentage but it does fit all specs and descriptors of other beers in this style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2007
A good example of an extra stout. A nice malty sweetness with a slight sourness in the aroma. Taste is slightly dry and smoky, with a roasted malt, creamy finish. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Robust aroma, hints of oak? Pours dark with short-lasting head. Flavor is roasty, some caramel/sweetness. A little thin. Would be a nice "introduction" to an IS, not bursting with greatness, but good nonetheless and somewhat mild.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2007
I have to agree with the last reviewer (drmatt) in that this is in no way an imperial stout. Someone goofed. Perhap "sweet stout" would be a more adequate monaker. Regardless, aroma is where this baby shines. Rich robust vanilla and coffee with cinnamon rolls and sweet frosting give this beer a real breakfast appeal. The head is dense and tan and lingers to the end. The flavor, unfortunately, falls flat and is too lactic sweet for endulgence. In fact, it tastes like a flat Mackeson XXX (further evidence for my "sweet stout" claim). Palate is creamy with some licorice and cough medicine. All in all, this is pretty good for a Schlafly product, which I generally find to be stale, fake and lackluster.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmatt (51) - THE LOU, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2007
iím not sure if i fully agree that this is an impy stout, i am thinking more along the lines of foreign stout like a lions stout. there a light roastiness to the the aroma. appearance is very dark brown with a light brown head. i taste a roasted malt and a little bit of cocoa. i like the mouth feel, for 8% there is very little alcohol presence. i had this on draught at the cabin fever and i liked it and now i can have it in a bottle and i still agree that this is a solid beer. only if we could get schlafly to make a san diego pale ale or some other big, hoppy beer then they will be on their way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1533) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Opaque chocolate brown color with a light brown head that has rather large beading for a stout. Cocoa and coffee aroma. Bakerís chocolate and mocha taste with a somewhat astringent bitterness; coffee notes as well come through. Mild alcohol warmth after the swallow. Another excellent brew in the Schlafly stout stable.


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