Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by BeerResearcher:
4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served in a Corsendonk Christmas goblet.
It pours a thick, spent motor oil with highlights of amber red poking through against the light. A thick 1” tannish head settles slowly leaving trails of lacing as it goes down.
Giant smells of chocolate and coffee brandy waif out. Smells of burnt malt, resinous hops, cut wood, prunes, dark rum and bourbon are right behind.
The flavors are bold and powerful. We have tastes of coffee brandy, dark chocolate, bourbon, resinous hops with a slight metallic tang and prunes.
The mouthfeel is slick, nearly oily, yet ever so gulpable. And when you do gulp, you’re rewarded with complex and full-flavored brew that will take the chill right out of the bones.
Just a super strong and tasty Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2012 00:42:26 | More by BeerResearcher
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A-Pours dark brown with an almost oily texture as it drains from the bottle. Lacking any head.
S-Clearly smells oxidized. Hopefully it isn't too badly blown out. I get much more dark fruits than I was expecting. It smells very, very sweet. The bourbon has faded but it's still there.
T-Oxidization is a problem here but it hasn't ruined the beer. Aside from the oxidization, there is a tons of alcohol-soaked dark fruits and figs. Raisins, and booze-plums. Loads of molasses and an old coffee flavor. Softer whiskey flavor as well. Well integrated flavors.
M-Nearly cloying. Chewy sweetness. Could use a sip of water after some of this beer. Flat.
O-A bit too old. It's aged into a beer that isn't all too Stout-like in flavor. Aside from the Oxidization, I was impressed that the whiskey barrel flavor still stuck around rather well.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 00:10:10 | More by VelvetExtract
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.