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RATINGS: 572   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
silenus123 (1) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011 does not count
One of the finest beer made in America. If you like a smooth imperial stout loaded with bourbon flavor, then this is the beer for you. This Schlafly Reserve is smooth, creamy, and packs a serious punch.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
1979jdowens (5) - Gladstone, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
This is a very excellent beer! As this beer warms up from a chilled state, the bourbon flavor starts to come out stonger and really adds a unique taste as you drink. Love it!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2010
750 ml bottle from Alvey. Dark brown pour, small tan head. Doesnt look quite as thick as I expected. Aroma & flavor are a beautiful blend of oak, chocolate and bourbon with the perfect amount of sweetness. Finish is a nice sweet oak flavor. Amazing beer, one of the best Ive ever had.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2011
my favorite beers are aged in bourbon barrels. Second favorite beers are imperial stouts. With this beer you dont have to choose. The best of both worlds. Where it falls short is that it is not very complex. We are given a great imperial stout with great bourbon flavor. Wonderful but not mesmerizing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
750ml bottle from Picks poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is dominated by whisky. Vanilla, coffee, chocolate and oak is also there. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Taste is mostly chocolate with some coffee, whisky, vanilla, oak and a nice alcohol taste. Medium bodied with a creamy yet thin texture. Soft carbonation and a long sweet coffee finish. Overall, awesome. I would gladly drink this every day if I could afford it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
depre1am (11) - - MAY 3, 2013
Excellent b.a. imperial stout. Pour from bottle into snifter, pitch black with lasting medium body tan head. Notes of oak, dark chocolate and alcohol. Very smooth mouth feel with a roasted finish. Big flavors in this beer!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
GorillaD (4) - Kirksville, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
This beer is great it tastes like two of my favorite things combined into one bottle. A good dark beer and Wild Turkey. Ive had a few imperial stouts now and this by far is the best one yet. Costs $9.97 a bottle here in Kirksville but its well worth it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2009
#200! 750ml. 2007 vintage. Huge thanks to bmartin08 for sending me this one! This mother of a beer poured blacker than black with a huge dark brown frothy head. Aromas are out of this world! Strong burbon, roasted malts, dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, and nice oak hints to the nose. Flavor is very well rounded and complete throughout. Right away you get a nice coffee/roasted malt hit followed right by warming burbon. The finish is oaky and chocolatly. I loved this one so much that I drank the whole 750 my self. The flavors from the barrel really came through to turn this impy into a stellar one.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JAG55 (75) - OFallon, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from 2009 Pours dark choclate brown with a one finger tan head that left spotty lacing. Very strong aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and has a hint of caramel. Taste was silky smooth with soft carbonation with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla and wood with a full body and has a nice warming finish. Excellent imp stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IluvatarMilan (271) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Pitch black body with red/brownish hue. Malty aroma with mild hops, creamy. Mouthfeel is out of this world, intensely smooth, hoppy, and chocolaty at the same time. Truly magnificent.


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