treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Immediate bourbon, right off the nose. Wow. Dark,opaque, with a ruby tinge. Sweetness balanced with bourbon & a caramel-y, dark chocolate bitterness. Finishes thick, with the bourbon quickly dissipating, & the sweetness staying with you, with a lingering roasty aftertaste. Very little carbonation, & definitely can’t "taste" the alcohol content. Really well balanced, and unlike many other bourbon barreled beers, this one is not too boozy, and not too sweet. Very rich and tasty.
ineedbeer (1607) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle that no longer includes the word "reserve" in its name. It is listed as 10.2% abv. Aroma is rich and chocolate forward with some light roast notes. Medium light herbal and grassy hop aroma. Light bourbon and oak. Some light alcohol spice with hints of vanilla. Pours black with a medium large, moderately thick, tan head that slowly,but steadily recedes. Moderate lacing with medium small legs. Flavor has a medium sweetness with quite a bit of chocolate. Some light roast notes as well as light oak and bourbon. Medium hop notes with grass and woody notes. Some light dark fruit notes. Light vanilla in the finish as well as some alcohol spice. Medium high bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied and slightly creamy with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent imperial stout with some nice, light bourbon notes. Nothing about this jumps out as an amazing beer, but it?s an above average stout. It definitely has a more traditional character to it.
tmongoose (2074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
arnold931 (1193) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose is some nuts, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is similar with more bourbon. Also some dark fruit.
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
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SPDickerman (1112) - Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
radio_nowhere (1340) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
c1raider (118) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
cards04 (2576) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
coachd (490) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.