Brewers Reserve Imperial Stout - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Brewers Reserve Imperial StoutBrewers Reserve Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | 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:
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(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 02-06-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of tommy2x
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of harrymel
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled: um, earlier?

Pours black, little foam formation at all. Smells of toasted/burnt malts, some licorice, hints of graham, some malt (like whoppers malt), some sweetened bakers chocolate. Taste matches with depth and a little higher on the burnt malts end - almost a bit of smoke character in here, which normally I'd dislike, but here plays well. I really dig this, but in a fetish way. It's unique to me, although some reviews say it's a beer they've had before. I'd like to compare this to Bell's Expidition Stout, but it's not too licorice characterized, which I dislike about Expo stout, but this is a little more subtle and accents well. Full bodied with low carb and an almost dry finish. Nice beer. I think treatment in a port barrel or an addition of buterscotch character would really, really open this up to the midwest flavor profile. A little too robust for the national masses.

Photo of CoryR
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this from an online shop. Not sure why but needed to fill a box and this was the random I went with. 22oz bottle into Avery tulip from. No date so I'm just guessing it is fresh. Poured a thin head of nice mocha color. Body is very dark. Aroma is nothing special. Lots of chocolate and molasses. Flavor is full but again pretty standard. A little more coffee, some bitter chocolate, and a little cream. Mouth is a highlight with great body and feel and average carbonation.

A very lovely beer but nothing special. I feel like I've had this dozens of times already just with a different name.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of drpimento
3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this aggressively at a good temperature with a smallish, light brown head that soon mostly settled and no lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is a little mild and has cocoa, roast, malt, dark ripe fruit, leather. Flavor's like nose, sharply bitter, carbonic tang after that, then a bit of sweet. Body might be better but bitterness is a little unpleasant, carbonation accents the bitter. Finish is like flavor and again the bitterness is long lastiing. I'll finish this bomber and that's it.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BabyTree
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from waxed bottle into Duvel Tulip glass.

Pours deep and dark with a solid 2 fingers of rich mocha head.

The nose is very nice of a raisin, chocolate, mocha combination.

The initial sip is quite impressive, and as it warmed the fruit notes mixed with chocolate blossomed. Throughout the glass the subtle caramel notes really add to the taste. Big but not overwhelming mouthfeel. This tastes nowhere near the 10% that it packs inside. Quite a good beer and for the cash-point, a great deal.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice black, with a finger of mocha coloured head. Leaves a big of lacy smudges. The aroma has a bit of coffee roast, bakers chocolate, and plenty of roasted malts. Taste was nice and chocolaty, with a big roasted malt taste and a finish of bitter coffee. Had a nice full body, with a creamy finish.

A super-solid Imperial Stout.

Photo of womencantsail
3.08/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The pour is black in color with a short lived off-white head. Roasted malt is the main aroma to this. Some coffee and a hint of chocolate. Lots of char to it as well. There is some licorice to the flavor along with lots of char and roast character. Maybe some molasses. Not a big fan of this one.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of Libbey pours a rich black color with a dark brown head. Nice! Good retention and lace.

Nose shows a nice 1 - 2 combo of malted chocolate and raisin fruitiness. Moderate amount of leafy greens as well.

First sip is impressive...lots of chocolate with a drying alcohol and hop bite with a mild fruity yeast. After a few sips, I must say...this one is a pretty damn well kept PacNW secret. I really like the leafy-ness of the hops, it gives it a noble character that is nice. The chocolate and roast are in perfect balance. Not much negative can I say at all regarding this treat. Very good beer, I would even go so far as to say I need to get a hold of this one again!

Photo of Slatetank
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dr G for sharing this at my recent birthday stout tasting. enjoyed chilled from the bomber in a tulip.

The color is black, opaque with viscous look and quick dropping tan head. The smell has lots of chocolate malt with mild alcohol ester and slight spice notes from the hops with a mild roast presence. The feel is good -rich and thick with creamy body and slight spiciness of alcohol and hops with warming element and slight hint of astringent dark grain subtle roasted with a semi-bitter finish.

The taste is very good, I like the dry cocoa notes and bitter herbal hops which blend together well with slight tinge of caramel in the malt. There is a nice cocoa tinge with light pepper and slight coffee flavor in the background. The alcohol shows up in the finish but for 10% stout it isn't that prominent. Overall I enjoyed this one, I wasn't sure what to expect since I have not had any of their other beers, but was pleasantly surprised and would say it fits the American style double stout well with pretty easy drinking quality for the amount of alcohol.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Brewers Reserve Imperial Stout from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.