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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.4
bikeforbeer (1) - Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2008 does not count
(750 ml bottle, 2007) Pours very black with small tan head. Great bourbon, oak and roasted malts aroma. A rich, full bodied brew with long bourbon finish.

3.3
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2008
(750ml bottle, 2007 vintage) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted bread, cocoa, light sourness, and watered-down bourbon. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, bourbon and light vanilla with a dry finish.

2.8
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Lumpfest 2008- Thin black in color with a soapy head. Good burnt malt but no bourbon: are my notes wrong that this was supposed to be BA’ed?

3.5
reddragon (29) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2007 Bottle: Nice off-white head on top of dark pitch body. Aroma is of alcohol, malt, treacle, and cask. Flavor a bit on the bourbon-y side, though I guess that is what they advertised. Palate is more like Porter than Stout.

2.2
Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
2007 reserve. Way to much bourbon flavor for me. Cover up some possible good flavors? Doesn’t taste much like beer to me. Couldn’t finish this one.

4
mar (5406) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 Lumpfest 2008 - very black pour with no head. lots of bourbon and roasted malts on the nose. great thickness and the bourbon really is noticeable in the taste. i’m looking forward to having some more of this greatness.

3.6
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2007
750 mL Bottle - A very nice beer by Schlafly. Pours pitch black with a great head. Slight smoky, alcohol and coffee aroma. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Only problem is that the alcohol is not weel masked.

3.6
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2007
A very well made Imp. Black as Eddie Johnson with a cap of white foam. Aroma is unsuprisingly of bourbon, roasted malts and coffee/chocolate. The large bourbon presence in the flavor suprised me but is very enjoyable.

4.1
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2007 750ml Pours black with just a little head. Aroma is very rich with chocolate, oak, and some bourbon. This is very bourbon rich and is so full of flavor that it will knock your palate out.

3.2
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2007
750ml. pours dense black, little head, tho adequate lacing. the nose hits with plums, anise, bourbon (though not overt), and dark, over-ripe fruits. the flavor is interesting. first taste is a bit overwhelming. from then after, it improves. flavors of dark ripe fruits dipped in sour candy, the bourbon hits on the finish, which lingers for a while. the heat from the alcohol is very noticed on the finish. toasted caramel sticks are also noticed on the flavor. the palate is rich and chewy. great beer, decent stout.


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