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Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter - Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KevSal on 03-11-2013)
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Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark, near black in the Troubadour tulip. Some dark beige foam though shy on lacing. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Inviting aroma of something like rum and dark grains.

The barrel flavor is dark and on the dry side. Nothing sweet and boozy about this one. Quite malty with a substantial body, while avoiding stickiness. That foamy mouthfeel gives it a deceptive lightness and refreshing quality. Flavors of bitter cocoa, roasted grain. There is quite an alcohol taste, though it's part of the fun in this case. Hoppy aromatics and that endless Bourbon nose. It still makes me think of Meyers dark rum.

A great barrel-aged brew that is more like a beer than a liqueur. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Schooner Exact brewery in south Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 05:08:14 | More by mactrail
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3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle at fridge temp (41 F) split between a pair of large snifters. No bottle dates that I can see, but the label says it’s vintage 2014 (and cellar worthy).

Pours black (my first thought was, “This isn’t a porter, it’s a stout), with a decent sizes, dense brown head. Looks like plenty of carbonation. Smell is mild (probably needs to warm), a little boozy, slightly smokey, maybe a little coffee.

Taste is pretty nice. Chocolate, a little smoke, some dark plumy sweetness, alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy and mysteriously also gritty. Overall, I like it.

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03-07-2014 03:41:10 | More by snaotheus
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3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black with a huge off white head. Laces nicely and retains surface foam for a long time.

Smell - Nice bourbon. Vanilla. Very oaky. Coffee malt. Dark roasted malt.

Taste - Oak is intense. Perhaps stronger than the bourbon, which is the second most dominant flavor. Chocolate more than coffee. Lingering liquor flavor.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. A little boozy. Medium body.

Overall - I like the flavors, but the carbonation throws it way off.

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Washington

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep dark brown w/ a fluffy loose tan head that settles to a soft film, some patchy lace.

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Taste is sharply bitter up front, almost acrid. Strong roast, coffee, dry cocoa and chocolate.

Mouthfeel is a bit prickly at first as well, which may contribute to the bitter taste. Medium bodied and also bitter on the finish.

Overall a decent porter with a few noticeable flaws. Still enjoyable, but maybe not worth the money.

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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Might have liked the plain ol' Profanity Porter...pretty solid and straight to the point, where this is a bit messy and didn't click as a great BA porter...

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Appearance. Pours a deep deep brown with a finger of tan head.

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Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. A nice flavourful bourbon porter. Diggin' the chocolate flavours.

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Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
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