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Brewers Reserve Imperial Stout - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 02-06-2011)
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Photo of jmdrpi
4.2/5  rDev +5%

2010 vintage, drank in 2014. 22 oz bottle with waxed cap.

pours almost black, dark brown in the edges. not much head. nice chocolate aroma, and a little smokey. taste is smooth - but bold - roasty and bitter cocoa, a touch of coffee. a little acidic. medium bodied, very low carbonation. could be thicker, but overall very solid.

jmdrpi, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

ronbo5421, Jul 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

cwguy5, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

paul_db, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

msubulldog25, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

zekeman17, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body. Fleeting khaki head, just a thin collar.

Smell - Deep roasted malt. Licorice. Acrid burnt malt. Smells intense.

Taste - Deep roasted malts up front, but not as burnt as the smell. Bitter in the back. Coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Intensely bitter. A little boozy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Flavorful and intense. I like it.

Alieniloquium, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

510a, Feb 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

DaveRinn, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WMD-1002, Dec 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

jmccraney, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Sammy, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Cynic-ale, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

lupercmda, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

FINLANDski_1619, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

ChuckS, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Ego
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
2 fingers worth of dark cocoa foam (sounds like a stripper name), this is utterly black, light doesn't even bother knocking at the door, slow creeping lacing like a limping pedophile, picturesque example of the style - black oil with a nice hat of lovely foam... looks awesome

nose...
all notes are deep and absolutely smother you, heavy bourbonish booze, dark bitter chocolate dipped licorice/raisins, dry cocoa, brewed ice coffee with cream, almost reminds me of the 'dryness' of baltic porters, for some reason I am also picking up some graphite (you know, like from the ever present in childhood #2 pencil), damn sniffy!

taste etc...
super velveteen feel, wow.. just super smooth. the flavor at first is slightly underwhelming but as you sip on it slowly invades the corners of your mouth in a quite insidious, deep roast and chocolate flavors with chocolate bitterness lingering, the booze is very well hidden but you are touched by it here and there, thick and creamy rule the day, beautiful beer, the malt really adds just the right amount of sweetness to counter balance
all the roasty toasty bold flavors.

verdict?
holy bat balls batman,,, simple. see it, buy it, enjoy it. one of the best brews I have had in some time (I am a sucker for this style when done well)

Ego, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of 007rtw
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a glass mug.

Look: 3
Looks almost like flat soda or coffee. Brown-orange-black. Minimal head (ladyfinger color). No lacing.

Smell: 4.75
Dark chocolate, coffee, nut (hazelnut?). Absolutely outstanding: simple, but beautiful.

Taste: 4.5
Very dark chocolate, black coffee, just a tiny hint of solvent. Charred meat/vegetable. Not overly complex, but VERY well done, if a bit too much char.

Feel: 4.25
Some tannin, some solvent, some dryness. Otherwise great.

Overall: 4.25
Fantastic. Thanks to the workers at Pear Market in the Pike Place Market (Seattle, WA) for recommending this. Guy with the beard knows his beer. Next time I see him, I should buy him one of these--it's excellent.

007rtw, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

codsmith, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

604growler, Sep 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

dfhhead25, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

allenson21, Aug 22, 2013
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Brewers Reserve Imperial Stout from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.