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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

731 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 82
Gots: 169 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-23-2006)
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drn

Idaho

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-04-2011 17:18:08 | More by drn
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MASPuros

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-06-2011 16:03:43 | More by MASPuros
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Kikkycat

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-19-2011 21:57:10 | More by Kikkycat
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wtfuggles

Missouri

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-06-2011 03:22:47 | More by wtfuggles
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 07:37:40 | More by Diomede
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saheider


5/5  rDev +22.5%

03-01-2012 03:44:26 | More by saheider
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

01-07-2012 17:42:31 | More by kevgod
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radicalruckus

Missouri

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-14-2011 23:02:21 | More by radicalruckus
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farawayhll

Delaware

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-16-2012 17:12:52 | More by farawayhll
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gwguest

Kansas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-12-2011 03:29:28 | More by gwguest
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southhousebrew

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-13-2011 02:50:18 | More by southhousebrew
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-30-2011 21:51:12 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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IpeeA

Missouri

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 03:16:35 | More by IpeeA
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Rosiex7

Missouri

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-28-2014 17:59:51 | More by Rosiex7
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-29-2013 04:44:21 | More by Phil_H
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-14-2011 23:22:19 | More by Lawnboy33
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kenm2118

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 06:03:52 | More by kenm2118
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2Shaws

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-04-2011 16:03:06 | More by 2Shaws
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darklord2011

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-18-2011 16:19:21 | More by darklord2011
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-20-2011 03:06:51 | More by captainbearcat
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doughanson78

Washington

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 08:18:41 | More by doughanson78
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smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-08-2012 17:08:46 | More by smithmd4
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bort11

Missouri

4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 05:23:11 | More by bort11
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Kcastr01

Tennessee

4.89/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one is at the top of my list. It's a fine celebration brew but not for a night out. It's heavy. You need to be prepared to sit and really focus on it after dinner. Heavy malt notes. Excellent aroma and oaky undertones. You can drink it alone but you better not be needing to drive. A Thick creamy head with a nice finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 18:26:22 | More by Kcastr01
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mikeborglum

Missouri

4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 2009 Pours dark choclate brown with a one finger tan head that left spotty lacing. Very strong aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and has a hint of caramel. Taste was silky smooth with soft carbonation with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate, dark roasted coffee, vanilla and wood with a full body and has a nice warming finish. Excellent imp stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:28:11 | More by mikeborglum
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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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