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Brewers Reserve Imperial Stout | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by barleywinefiend on 02-06-2011

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Photo of projectflam86
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this thru a trade with youradhere. Thanks for the very cool extra! 22oz bomber.

A- Pours a deep charcoal black color with a thin brown head that leaves a few rings of lace.

S- Deep roasted aroma with some dark chocolate sweetness and black licorice coming through.

T- Huge bittersweet chocolate and anise flavor initially that ends with some roasted bitterness and a good dose of hops. Slightly burnt bread and smoke with dark fruits and a bit of coffee.

M- Full bodied with plenty of carbonation. The alcohol is quite noticeable but at 10% ABV thats to be expected.

O- Overall a very solid brew. I could see this benefiting from some time in the cellar. I'm going to have to find a way to get myself another bottle...

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Photo of youradhere
4.42/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a light tan head, nice thin cap of lacing left behind. Smells of chocolate, dark fruits, anise, sweet dark breads, and a tad of licorice. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee, licorice, sweet bread, with a bitter char aftertaste to round it out. Carbonation is medium high, mouthfeel is not too syrupy at all. Slight alcohol burn gives notes of dark rum and dates; I think I need to snag a few more bottles for later.

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Photo of spree92
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml (22oz) bottle poured into a wide mouth pint glass. When held up to the light, there is no transparency. As black as they can get. The nice, dirty head had pretty good retention and did leave some decent lace marks. The aroma is heavy malts, roasted and charred. Licorice and alcohol and second but do play a roll. The taste is almost the same. The alcohol is more prevalent and stands out with an attitude. This is weird, it leaves my mouth oily and bitter. This is a big boys stout at 10%abv, and even bigger with the character it has. I think a Stout Lover would enjoy this with open arms, but my non-appreciation for big stouts has crept back into my system.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a jet black like a burnt motor oil leaving a tannish cap

S: Toasted malt, hints of liquorice, cocoa and coffee

T: I thought it had a big dry liquorice taste backed with roasted malt, with elements of coffee and bitter cocoa

M: Sordove thinner than I was expecting considering the taste, nice booze feel but there was plenty of flavor.

D: Very good and easy to drink

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Brewers Reserve Imperial Stout from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.