1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

Not Rated.
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial StoutSchlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

809 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 809
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 82
Gots: 204 | FT: 11
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 809 | Reviews: 381 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tafyob41
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jmulroy
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of IMFletcher
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dbrelsfo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of FreshZ
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of HoldenDurden
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of damonjh
1/5  rDev -75.5%

Photo of DuckDodgers
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Rosstheboss
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Russell_L
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of BrentLepping
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Iparedman
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of doldham
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Is_it_beer30_yet
2.08/5  rDev -49%

Photo of Jenebauer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BSuter
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jmejones
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of bscroggs
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Mayo2323
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cmgray03
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DrewBoll82
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KYGunner
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This is a big beer with tons of Bourbon character. The nose is a bit deceptive with some sweet tones of vanilla, coconut and the whiskey creaminess. The flavor is strong bourbon flavor as if some one spilled a shot directly into a stout. As it warms I get more chocolate from the base beer with barrel added coconut and vanilla. The finish is a bite of liquor with an after thought of raw whiskey. As bourbon barreled beers go this seems to have absorbed more of the liquor than any other stout I've had. That's a good thing for me.

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%

Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
92 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.