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Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Around the time of the Louisiana purchase, beer was shipped in barrels. if one had been lucky enough to receive a used Bourbon barrel of Imperial Stout, this is what his/her happy taste buds would have encountered: roasty, rich, malty imperial stout with a strong dose of caramel, oak, and Bourbon character. This is the perfect beer to pair with hearty, cold weather dishes, smoked meats, and virtually any dessert.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1961) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2016
draft that poured black with light tan head. thick heavy body. deep dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, coffee notes, bourbon, oak, vanilla, booze and sweet all in the nose. which transcends into the flavor. full mouth feel of dark fruit, chocolate hints of coffee, some bitterness lots of booze, the oak vanilla and bourbon come through. evenly mastered start to finish. excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1111) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose is some nuts, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is similar with more bourbon. Also some dark fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Slight sweet blueberry and candies. Aroma is barrel. A bit strange vanilla and old leather sweat. Carmel sweet toastness with a candy burnt ness . Candied. A bit thin on tongue for abv ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1090) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours super dark brown with a small brown foam. Smells roasty, vanilla, hints of caramel. Taste is boozy, oak, vanilla, roast, hints of caramel and coffee. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout finishes with a slight roasty bite and a touch of booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2015
2013 vintage bomber into snifter glass, opaque deep dark brown color with dark tan head. Aroma notes of oak, bourbon whiskey, roasted malt, dark dried fruits, vanilla, light chocolate and some spices. Taste adds notes of milk chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, cappuccino, wood, light smoke and some earthiness. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, rich with sweet roast finish. Body feels heavier than already heavy ABV, nice rich full RIS.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
c1raider (100) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Mix an ale, IPA, and a stout together and you get this. Its not a bad beer but I would not buy it again. Too much going on without anything awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2509) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
A really nice stout. Thick and black with light mocha head. Really nice bourbon, vanilla, and milk chocolate aromas. Flavors are vanilla, booze, chocolate, some roasted malt and dark fruit, caramel as well. Quite sweet. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (437) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottled 10/22/13. Aroma of bourbon, slight oak, vanilla, nutmeg and sweet malt, kind of like a barleywine. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head that sticks around forever. Tastes like oak, lots of bourbon heat and spiciness that lingers after the sip. A little too woody, palate is nothing special. I have had this many times fresh; I think I like it better that way. Also, unlike other imperial stouts, this one is better at a colder temperature. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy medium brown head. Aroma is a nice roasted malts, burnt chocolate, light bourbon and vanilla. Flavor has a slightly harsh roasted malts, nice bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate. Medium to heavy body with a lingering roasted malts and light burnt chocolate. Very tasty! Definitely gonna let my other one sit another year or two.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (658) - Delaware, USA - DEC 12, 2014
tap pour at 2SP..black color with slight film head to start that dissipates..nose is solid with definite bourbon undertones..vanilla mostly on the nose with a bit of cinnamon..chocolate...taste is nice pairs well with dessert not overly boozy or hot with a good lingering interesting presence from the barrel to keep things interesting..some butterscotch in there as well. .overall a nice offering that is a good dessert stout


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