joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Thanks much to Stlwill for sharing. Pours a dark denseoaky brownish black. Very swet boubony nose with a nice dose of floral hoppiness and a nice hint of chocolate and spice. Mouth is kind of thin mouthfeel but very ever present bourbon and chocolate. The alcohol is pretty present and dominating, but a solid beer nonetheless. MrRain (542) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2008
750ml bottle poured in a snifter. SBBAIS pours a beautiful black with a gorgeous tan head. This beer looks noble and delicious. Unfortunately that is where it stops. The aroma is all bourbon. The flavor is like watered down bourbon. There is little to no room for the beer flavor to come out. The mouth-feel is fine, chewy and thick like a great stout should be. The original Schlafly Imperial Stout (circa 2005) was a 4.5+ beer. They totally ruined one of the worlds greatest imperial stouts by going the bourban route. 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. bu11zeye (13215) - 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. 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?
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. Tejas (1008) - 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. mar (5444) - 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. 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. MOboy (510) - 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.