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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 86
Gots: 211 | FT: 12
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-23-2006

Our Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is brewed with a big malt flavor, plenty of hop bitterness for balance and roasted barley that imparts notes of dark chocolate. As a finishing touch, the beer is transferred to freshly-emptied Kentucky bourbon barrels and aged before being carbonated and bottled. The barrel aging gives the beer a spicy, vanilla character and a pleasant, warming finish.

In the 18th Century, Imperial Stout was first brewed in London for export to the court of Catherine II of Russia. The beer had to be robust enough to maintain during transport.

This beer will continue to age well in a cool dark place for several years, but it is ready to enjoy now.

40 IBU
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2006 Vintage. Very heavy 750 mL bottle with a beautiful screen print of the Louisiana Purchase era map.
poured into an imperial pint glass. The initial tan head is large with some powerful legs. Lacing maintains until the end. Color is a deepest dark brown that lets no light through the center of the glass. A faint cola brown tint creeps around the bottom edge of the glass when held to the light.
The smell is heavenly. Even with the slightest stuffy nose, I can smell The Bourbon mixed with a slight vanilla and caramel mix. The smell warms the back of the nose.
The Bourbon is prominent in the taste. Very warm with a long after-taste. Additional vanilla and caramel malt enhances the flavor.
Mouthfeel is very warm and full. A pleasant alcohol warmth. Good carbonation.
I definitely want to get more of this and put some away for next year

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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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