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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 81
Gots: 179 | FT: 10
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Schlafly33, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Danielr26, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Bandi, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jwerner23, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Axnjxn, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Kyrojack, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dxbq48, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

TboneRN, Apr 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

HoudiniRN, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

SocalKicks, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of bryanbullock
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.

bryanbullock, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Seabass1964, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jakea, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Herky21, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

carlmoberg, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

bcm75, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

FLBeerGuy, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

oline73, Mar 28, 2014
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
91 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.