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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

736 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 736
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 83
Gots: 171 | FT: 9
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:
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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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-22-2014 17:18:02 | More by afsdan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -8.3%

2007 Vintage

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.

05-19-2014 00:10:10 | More by VelvetExtract
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

05-17-2014 19:21:01 | More by Boone757
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

05-15-2014 16:28:48 | More by taylor714914
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-14-2014 12:25:12 | More by Schlafly33
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-14-2014 11:47:47 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Danielr26

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-13-2014 22:47:18 | More by Danielr26
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Bandi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

05-06-2014 12:07:23 | More by Bandi
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2014 03:23:10 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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jwerner23

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-30-2014 04:07:42 | More by jwerner23
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

04-28-2014 21:14:15 | More by Axnjxn
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 vintage.

Appearance - Black with some faint red flecks when I hold it up to the light. Nice off-white head. Thick collar. Some nice lacing in the glass.

Smell - Lots of dark fruits. Bourbon. Vanilla. Milk chocolate. Smells kinda like Pannepot, as odd as that sounds. It has that dark fruit and cola thing going on.

Taste - More stout-y. Roasted malt. Dark chocolate. Still an ample caramel malt presence as well as some dark fruits and cola flavors. Dry oaky finish. Seems a little oxidized, but in a pleasant way.

Mouthfeel - Not all that boozy. Easy to drink for its size. Creamy.

Overall - It's a-typical, especially in this era of craft beer. It just doesn't taste like a huge imperial stout loaded with bourbon. It tastes like a well balanced stout with ample, but nuanced barrel notes.

04-24-2014 03:16:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-23-2014 01:15:15 | More by Kyrojack
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dxbq48

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-22-2014 15:45:52 | More by dxbq48
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

04-20-2014 06:34:57 | More by brpendergast85
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TboneRN

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-14-2014 15:42:53 | More by TboneRN
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HoudiniRN

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

04-13-2014 19:33:21 | More by HoudiniRN
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -2%

04-11-2014 13:12:35 | More by SocalKicks
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

3.45/5  rDev -15.4%

The bros were right this is not a 90 plus bba stout. The pour is high carbonation, but more transparent coloration than you want in a bba stout. The aroma is quite nice with very strong coffee and chocolate with something of a coconut undertone. The taste is weak and does not do justice to a stout more like an imperial porter, the smoothness of a bba stout is consistent. The mouthfeel too watery but good carbonation. Overall a sub par bba stout.

04-09-2014 04:45:27 | More by bryanbullock
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -2%

04-09-2014 01:33:11 | More by Seabass1964
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2014 02:14:50 | More by jakea
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-03-2014 16:08:48 | More by Herky21
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

04-03-2014 14:14:40 | More by YobroitsJoe
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IsaacHolmstrom

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

04-02-2014 21:07:38 | More by IsaacHolmstrom
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carlmoberg

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2014 15:10:04 | More by carlmoberg
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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