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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma:Oak vanilla wood,coconut caramel.. appearance:Dark,light beige head... Flavor:strong oaf,vanilla coconut flavor, less imperials stout flavor.. I dont what to think about it.. good but need more imperail stout flavor and less coconut flavor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2008 750ml bottle pours a dark brown with zero head. this might be past its prime. malt chocolate and maybe a little bourbon taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aarond (149) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is caramel, oak, booze, and toast. Appearance is mahogany with a light tan foam. Taste is oak, raisins, caramel, toast, booze, and a slight hop bitterness. Full body with medium carbonation. A bit warm on the aftertaste. Overall a good barleywine but a bit heavy on the oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at Schlafly Bottleworks, St. Louis. Deep opaque brown-black body, thin tan head. Nose of bourbon, oak, molasses, and alcohol. Buttery oak and bourbon body with inky heavy roast and coffee bean. Relatively light-bodied but potent. Tasty. The sum is greater than its parts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Une grosse bouteille datant du 7/24/2012 partagée avec Patrick. Une bière brune noire avec une mousse beige crémeuse et durable. Un nez fruité avec des notes de brandy et de chocolat. Le chocolat et bien présent. La bouche est toute boisée avec du brandy et du chocolat. La texture est ronde et agréable, elle laisse une belle trace dans la gorge. Une finale un peu acide et fruitée. Elle n’est pas trop rôtie. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
Un liquide tiré de la réserve 2011 et embouteillé avec amour le 24 juillet 2012. Une robe qui n’est pas noire avec son anneau chétif et globuleux. Un nez coulant de bois noirci, de bourbon caramélisé, de vanille et de gouttes chocolatées. Un goût naïf mais pénétrant de caramel et de grains foncés qui tirent leur simplicité dans le fût d’un chêne imbibé de bourbon. En bouche, un corps qui manque de somptuosité avec un pétillement faible et une texture altérée. Une finale caramélisée, ronde et réchauffée par Jim, Jack, Evan, Mark et Virginia.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (627) - Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2012 version, 10.2% ABV. Beautiful aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and a hint of chocolate cake. Taste follows suit. AMAZINGLY smooth for an impy. Delicious roasted malt that lingers in the mouth. Man this is good. Alcohol blends in well with the flavors without overpowering, leaving a nice bit of warmth. This is one of the best impies I’ve ever had. Excellent job, Schlafly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_MedievAle (134) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2013
2012 bottle. Poured into snifter. Aroma: Caramelly malt, vanilla, toasted oak and bourbon. Some dark fruit in the background as well Appearance: Dark brown, offwhite creamy head. Excellent lacing. Taste: Vanilla, charred coffee, sweet dark chocolate. Chocolatey raisin. Finishes with hot bourbon and vanilla. Palate: A little thin. Bitter finish. Aroma is this beer’s strong suit. Smell is reminiscent of BCBS. Surprisingly good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours lighter black to red with a finger tannish head. Smell light oak and bourbon. Taste red wine, red fruit, light roast. Smooth and medium to full bodied. Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2008 bottle. Pours brown black with a thin wispy khaki film. Aroma has leather subtle bourbon and roasted malt. Taste is bitter with subtle spice and roasted malt some leather and tobacco and bakers chocolate. Palate is medium sticky and warming with a drying finish.

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