Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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3.74/5 rDev -8.3%
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
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
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
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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