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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2709) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Dark black. Sweet. Caramellized, but not burnt. No head. Strong. Woody. Thanks seymour.

Hermod (8516) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2017
75cl bottle, sample. Vintage 2007. Poured cola brown color with a thin off white head. Boozy nose, some Bourbon and wood. Bourbon in flavor, malts, caramel, booze. Warming finish. Lost some of its charm of course but worth trying.

VastActiv (7749) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Sample from the bottle at Sture 21, Helsinki. Vintage 2007. Aromas and flavors: Bourbon, some chocolate, some coffee, some dryness and roasted malts. OK condition for this age but don't get excited.

RexTalionis (3825) - FINLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Sample from bottle, 2007 version. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Vinous notes, sweetness and ripe dark fruits in aroma. Raisins and plums, some boozy notes in taste. Vanilla spicyness too.

jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2017 Ibex cellar - Pours black with brown head. A strong bourbon and see malt aroma. A strong bourbon taste, but not overwhelming, with coffee and caramel malts. A sweet malt and faint bourbon afteraste.

Skallish (20) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Awesome! This Schlafly reserve is 10 years old and it’s still stellar. It’s even better as it warms up!

crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2017
33cl embossed bottle. As Schlafly Ibex. Dark brown pour, creamy foam tan head. Flavor is sourish, herbal, peppery, dark malt, bourbon, sea salt, walnut. Bit boozy.

jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle @ GTMW line. Deep brown pour with a tiny head. Mellow bourbon character. Caramel dipped wood. Vanilla. Chocolate and dark malts. Hot, boozy flavor. Fairly sweet and sugary. Burnt brown sugar. More barrel. Full body, soft carb.

ads135 (5213) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Boozy and quite nice. Pours black leaves an aroma of vanilla, cocoa, and molasses. Slick mouthfeel.

WillRunForBeer (2803) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2017
From notes. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon. Smooth with dark chocolate, bourbon, oak. Very nice.

mikeymike (75) - Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
330cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a 1/2 finger cola head. Aroma is vanilla, oak, chocolate. Taste is vanilla and barrel up front with a hint of chocolate on the back side. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, a very good BA stout. A little better than New Holland’s dragon’s milk, but not near Bourbon County.

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