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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

828 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 87
Gots: 211 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 828 | Reviews: 386 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Drknight
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reg1214
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1424IpA
2.81/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

2008 edition. Just as wierd as other schlafly ba stuff.

Photo of newbrewer_zb
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured too cold from a 750ml bottle. Less than a finger of head. Dissipated quickly. Pours a deep purplish black like a deep BlackBerry. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and bourbon in the nostrils. Dark fruit but can't place it. Raisins? Guessing straight KY bourbon but it does over power the aforementioned flavors. However, I like the taste of bourbon so this isn't bad to me. Too thin in the mouth unfortunately. Bourbon down followed by dark chocolate, vanilla, hops and roasted malts but bourbon aftertaste. If it was creamier, I'd love it. Letting it warm up. Improves the flavors in the nose and mouth. Not bitter. A good effort. No idea what the abv is but I'm guessing high.

Photo of Getalegup
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Holy cow. Cellaring this paid off. It's a 2010. Barrel flavor comes through super good. Thin. Little foam. Not sure if I liked the 2010 last year or this year the best.

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013--very good. Can see this being incredible after proper aging for a few years.

Photo of macher0
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Very dark brown, not quite black. Poured a frothy amber head that retreats to a fine-bubble rim which creates spotty laces.

S. A nice balance of figs, vanilla, and toffee are created from the dark malts and bourbon barrels. The barrels are certainly present but not an overwhelming bourbon presence.

T. A very nice relationship with the nose. A noticeably bourbon/barrel relationship that creates notes of marshmallow, coffee, vanilla, tannins, and chocolate. A little booze on the end.

M. Not very smooth, high carbonation, full body, and moderate viscosity.

O. A good BA stout. The are better and certainly worse. I like the way the hops mesh with the other variables to create a bitter coffee character. I dig the smell but the taste and feel fall short from the booze on the end. It's not as hot as others, but enough to influence the overall scores.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewSTL
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of lysergicdream
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of M_J_Z
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Had a little bit of this last weekend. Good stuff! My notes from Untappd: "Creamy, milky, a lil' funky, boozy ... lots going on here." I was impressed. Not a perfect RIS or barrel-aged beer, but very enjoyable, smooth and delicious. I'd like to try more at some point. 4-4.25 (I rounded up to 4.5 on UT).

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PHILstl
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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