Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room
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4.89/5 rDev +19.9%
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.
03-05-2014 18:26:22 | More by Kcastr01
4.55/5 rDev +11.5%
Pours black with ruby highlights, and a one finger creamy tan head with nice retention and lacing. Has a very nice aroma with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, coconut, dark fruit, and oak.
This beer tastes every bit as good as it smells with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, coconut, dark fruit, roasted malt, and oak. Sweet without being overly sweet. Creamy and warming. The alcohol is well hidden, especially for a 10.5 % abv beer aged in Bourbon Barrels.
Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Just a very well made beer, which is a pleasure to drink.
02-25-2014 02:53:53 | More by hardy008
4.29/5 rDev +5.1%
Dark black colored with just a smidgeon of light getting through when held up to a light. Brussels lacing. Nearly a half inch of khaki colored head with a few large bubbles of carbonation mixed in with what is otherwise a tightly knit head. Aroma is a luscious blend of fig, plum, black licorice, bourbon and roasted barley. The taste is a very compelling blend of sweetness along the lines of fig, black licorice, bourbon and plum. You then get the roasted barley component on the back of the palate along with the warmth of the alcohol and then it's right back to the sweet notes of fig, black licorice, bourbon and plum on the fade. The mouth is silky as well as a bit warming on the back of the palate. In summary:It's complicated, but in a good way.
02-23-2014 04:47:49 | More by Franziskaner
3.25/5 rDev -20.3%
2008 vintage enjoyed from a schlafly tulip.
a - opened the box, ripped the cap off wax n all and filled my glass. Brew poured a watery brown that settled in the glass a bit darker. medium build head of grey foamy bubbles that didn't hang out but left some chunky lacing and a skin of bubbles on the surface.
s - nose boasts syrupy dark fruit with some boozer infused chocolate. Smells rich and a bit sweet. Brown sugar.
t - a bit oxidized and likely past its prime. Dark chocolate and booze notes over an almost hybrid stout and brown ale. Nothing too crazy.
m - surprisingly thin and watery for such a big beer.
o - overall this vintage had probably seen its day. A bit thin and the stout base seems to be lacking balls, but this is fairly old for a stout.
02-15-2014 00:33:44 | More by cosmicevan
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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