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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
90
outstanding

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 37
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: webbcreative on 12-04-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

t0rin0, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

djrn2, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Texasfan549, Jun 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 15, 2012
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2.95/5  rDev -26.4%
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.

womencantsail, Sep 01, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Based on this years itteration, I will bump up the smell & mouthfeel & appearanxe, plus overall. Much more oak, vanilla & bourbon presence, thicker mmoyth feel & appearance. This in the top 3 of Beers made in state...

Bottle 245/612 pours an effervescent ebony with a 2 fingers of rich brown head. Nice viscious look to this, a bit of lacing & head retention

S: Much dark fruit & vanilla up front. The nose kind of runs out of gas as it warms up

T: Follows the nose, some nice choclate & oaky notes up front. Dryness, slight boozey heat, dark cherry, raisin & vanilla are all working together as this warms, along with a touch of licorice. Finishes with a touch of smokeyness, vanilla, toffee, cherry, a kiss of tobacco

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation & pretty warming, slight oilyness as well

This is a very good IMP stout that fails to hit the correct notes on smell & mouth feel. I will happily buy more if given the chance I am sure this vintage/beer has years of great enjoyment ahead for those lucky enough to stock up. Coop has hit at least a triple with this one!

russpowell, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2010 vintage from coldmeat23. Bottle #585/612. Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar, leaving behind specks of lace. Black body that is quite opaque.

S - Hefty doses of vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, dark fruit, and perhaps a hint of whiskey.

T - Taste is quite similar, with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, and dark fruits dominating the palate. Perhaps a tad sweeter than aroma, and with negligible whiskey contribution here. Alcohol is well-hidden.

M - Medium body that is sufficient for 9% but definitely a bit light for an Imperial Stout. Slightly chewy and sticky texture, with a bit of oaky dryness in the finish. Some mild alochol warmth after a glass, but fairly tame.

D - Another pleasant Oklahoma surprise. The oak-aged element of this beer is pretty tame, but it's a tasty and competently brewed Imperial Stout. Hopefully my 2011 bottle is just as good.

MasterSki, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

oline73, Jan 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

mendvicdog, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

MarkyMOD, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

beernads, May 24, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the oak with some chocolate, maple and lactose notes thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get all of the big imperial stout notes that I expect - namely chocolate and roasted malt. The barrel-aged notes are also present and contribute oak, maple and vanilla characteristics. The alcohol is very well hidden, but there are some light bourbon notes in the flavor. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

imperialking, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

duceswild, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Georgiabeer, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured jet black with a nice dirty 1/2 cap, good amount of bubbles and light lacing sticks to the glass

S: Immediate big charred oak, smoke, bitter chocolate and some whiskey

T: Follows the nose well but with the addition of light dark fruits and small coffee bean and pepperness thrown in for good measure. The amount of char and oak on this beer makes it a love/hate thing but I thought it went well and I am not opposed to smoke so it was all good for me.

M: Not as creamy as I wanted, more so an abrupt, in your face kind of stout with some smoke and ash, bitterness and light stinging booze lingering on the plate enhancing the mouthfeel

O: Pretty well done. Savor the Rarity.

barleywinefiend, Aug 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

Gonzoillini, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Mebuzzard, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

KAF, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of glid02
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mark – thanks!

Pours black with a light tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of lightly roasted malts with large amounts of vanilla and oak. Also present are lighter amounts of dark chocolate and molasses.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as complex. Smooth roasted malts up front are joined quickly by boozy sweetness consistent of dark molasses and vanilla. Midway through the flavor profile turns slightly more bitter with the addition of semi-sweet chocolate that carries through to a mildly bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this was a solid beer for the style that wasn’t overdone in any aspect. Well worth a shot.

glid02, Jul 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Lare453, Mar 07, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thanks to injuredreserve for sharing!

Pours big and black, with a nice mocha colored finger of head that laces nicely. Swirling brings back that nice creamy head.

Aroma is rather complex... Big initial oak, vanilla and bourbon, but plenty chocolate and dry cocoa, big roasted malts and booze soaked dark fruits.

Lot's of chocolate covered dark fruits, vanilla and a nice oaky barrel note. Some bourbon, and chocolate with a dry cocoa powder finish.

It's not full bodied, more medium bodied, but creamy.

Great, surprise hit of the night! More please :)

EgadBananas, Oct 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mhaugo, Dec 20, 2012
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Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout from Coop Ale Works
90 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.