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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old Schoolhouse Brewer’s Reserve, waxed bottle and wicked stout flavor. Deep, dark, and complex with layers of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Very rich with high alcohol and plenty of hops to balance out the loads of malted barley.

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3.9
JStax (7186) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2017
22 ounce bottle poured into a wine glass. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of creamy foam. Roasty with a nice vanilla and char character. Vanilla bean and creme brûlée. Big body, thick mouthfeel, and medium carbonation.

3.9
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2016
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, molasses, black licorice, mild pine, and burnt notes. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small tan head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate, lighter molasses and a touch of cream. The finish has moderate black licorice, light roast, pine, and a touch of burnt notes. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat oily mouthfeel.

3.9
bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle, purchased on the now defunct LetsPour. Pours opaque black with a medium creamy tan head and great lacing. Aroma is quite roasty with prominent notes of molasses, pine, deep roasted malts, some bitter cocoa. Flavor is not particularly sweet, medium bitter, rich roasty, lots of molasses, hints of anise, cocoa, rye bread, ashtray, grass. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice to come across an impy that is most definitely not playing the sweet game.

3.9
Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle: Chouffe glass: Best After Nov 16 2012: Thin/small brown head. Black beer. Aromas of liquorice, some chocolate, nutty, toast, cacoa, toffee, roast, fudge, bay leaf. Flavours of toffee, liquorice, hint of dusty pepper, chocolate, light fudge, little dry, bitter, bit chalky, some cacoa, caramel and roast. Aftertaste is bitter, chocolate, light coffee and roast tones and some toffee. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied. Good beer with nice dark and chocolate tones but a slightly bit unbalanced, just a tiny bit.

3.8
gregwilsonstl (2665) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pretty roasty. Dark black like motor oil. Thins at the end. Tasted at chris’ ultimate bottle share.

3.9
luttonm (6763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
22oz aged bottle in Seattle. Deep black pour, heavy, lots of chocolate and licorice on nose. Warms nicely, creamy spicy coffee body. Well balanced, milk chocolate, alc is nicely spicy.

3.8
Beerdedone (3457) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice one finger brown head, Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and licorice. Medium-full body, low carbonation, dry and bitter finish.

3.5
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2014
A good imperial stout with a bit of overpowering coffee. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of coffee, cinnamon and vanilla. Taste has a bit of vanilla in the front, but is then overpowered a bit by very bitter coffee that lingers into the aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

3.7
gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2014
Big tan head dark pour mild carbonation only aromas dark fruit rich chocolate coffee the flavours cocoa malt chocolate dark fruits coffee medium bitter liquorice not strong stone fruit resin note some vanilla okay balance seems to be missing some body the finish best tastes smooth rich malts lasting bitter the f5ruit goes down well but light in body

3.7
Ferris (16537) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle - Some herbal hop notes, dark roast and cocoa. Jet black with a rich brown. Earthy herbal hops and dark chocolate. Interesting and the hops are aggressive.


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