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Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout - Coop Ale Works

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Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial StoutTerritorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 37
Gots: 30 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: webbcreative on 12-04-2009

This imperial recipe begins with a big, rich stout packed with chocolate and coffee malts as well as oatmeal, and ends after a very generous hop addition. A portion of the brew was then aged in Templeton Rye whiskey barrels and the remainder was aged in our cellar. Before sending out the 2010 vintage, the two were blended for the perfect winter warmer.

65 IBU
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Intelbeerlord
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of tpd975
2.82/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a nice dark black with a very thin mocha head. No real retention or lace.

S: Loads of rich sweet molassess, hints of cane sugar, candied figs, and sweet chocolate.

T: Holy sweetness this one is packed with sugar. Like drinking pure molasses. Sugary sweet with mild notes of sweet vanilla. A little dark fruit (sun sweet raisin), and a touch of oak.

M: Mild carbonation, but a sweet mess overall.

D: Not drinkable, the most cloyingly sweet stout I have ever come across.

Photo of womencantsail
2.96/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a dark brown, almost black, color with a tan head on it.

S: Smells quite roasty with lots of acrid coffee notes. A bit of espresso and dark chocolate along with green apple and a mild tannic oakiness. Some definite booziness, too.

T: The flavor isn't much better, unfortunately. Slightly sour with lots of booze and roasted malt. Just a little bit of coffee and oak, maybe a touch of vanilla. Some sweet dark fruit notes (raisins?) are also there.

M: Medium bodied with a low to medium carbonation.

O: Not that I ever really ever have too much faith in beers from Oklahoma, but this was a let down.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Deep black. A strong pour yielded two fingers of brown head that settled after a short time. Lacing is wispy and patchy.

S: Blackstrap molasses, black cocoa powder, hint of leather, fudge. Darkfruit scents of black cherry, dates, and bruised apple. Black licorice. Subtle spicy alcohol. Even baseline of woody oak. Big on the nose, and nicely balanced.

T: Black cocoa powder, soy sauce, jerky. Brash peppery alcohol. Blackstrap molasses. Leathery. Tobacco. Stifled hints of fig, date, and old bruised apples. Cola. Dry oak backing. Finishes with black cocoa powder, bruised apple, and dry oak.

M: Big in body, but lacking some substance. Moderately heavy in the mouth. some creaminess and viscosity, though it's flat and a bit watery too. Peppery alcohol heat.

O: The nose promised control and balance, but the taste delivered the exact opposite. Discord in a glass is what I got. I suspect it was oxidized too. Hard to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Pours black with a small foamy head that rises to a creamy tan body that leaves some residual lacing.

S. Vanilla, oak, some creaminess, coffee roastiness

T. Chocolate, a bit of vanilla, some harsh booziness on the tail

M. Medium body, low carbonation that keeps the booze on your tongue.

D. Eh. Not a bad oklahoma beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Spider889
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BlueOkie for this bottle. Shared at a Jackie O's release, review from notes (sorry it took so long!).

A - Black and fairly thick. Had a nice roasted peanut colored head.

S - Bourbon is certainly prevalent. There's also a bit of an acidic bite to this one - I seem to get this somewhat regularly from barrel-aged beers. I imagine it is an element of the extra oxidation, the quality of the liquor, and/or due to the difficulty in maintaining sanitation in barrels. The acidity is never truly detracting, but I imagine that this will grow stronger over time.

There's also a good amount of char in the aroma and warm vanilla bean. The finish leads back toward tart fruitiness.

T - Tastes very smooth despite the heavy-handed bourbon character. Chocolate brownies add sweetness and the vanilla I was detecting in the aroma is even bigger in flavor. Charcoal brings bitterness into the equation adding some balance, and finally I began getting the coconut flavor you often taste in very strong/young whiskey.

M - Extremely dry, almost to the point of feeling like sandpaper on my tongue. The finish is also an exercise in ever-increasing alcohol heat that wells up deep inside your chest.

O - This is a bourbon lover's dream beer. Not super balanced (which is what I tend to prefer) but a satisfying brew nonetheless.

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3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pitch black in color, with a thin brown head. Aromas of tart cherries, and some oak. Taste begins with a tart cherry blast, then some rich espresso, then chocolate. The finish is very woody, with a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is rich. Overall a good RIS, but a bit too much barrel character for me. It tastes almost like a RIS with a shot of scotch dropped in it to me..

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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish brown ith lots of light tan head. Looks pretty solid.
Smells boozy and oaky. A nice roastiness on the nose. Tastes sweet and chocolatey. The vanilla and oak characteristics are pretty nice but then... The booze hits... Ouch!
Harsh alcohol hits hard. :(
Overall.. Dmn there is o way this is 9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout from Coop Ale Works
89 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.