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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

738 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 738
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 82
Gots: 173 | FT: 10
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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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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
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-29-2014 22:28:04 | More by bcm75
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-29-2014 13:53:49 | More by FLBeerGuy
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-28-2014 02:05:54 | More by oline73
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

03-27-2014 18:28:12 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-27-2014 14:42:40 | More by KJ2013
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

03-27-2014 12:09:22 | More by Moses_Malone
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2014 20:24:15 | More by BMart
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Jeffh84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-21-2014 13:53:31 | More by Jeffh84
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-18-2014 20:07:45 | More by MorganSaunders
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-14-2014 18:00:33 | More by mtomlins
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 22:14:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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Kcastr01

Tennessee

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
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-05-2014 04:08:55 | More by mikeburd1128
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%

02-28-2014 06:10:40 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-25-2014 02:56:12 | More by cardsfan
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +11.5%

2011 Vintage

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
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

02-25-2014 00:41:32 | More by jaymo18
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matto4444

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

02-24-2014 17:14:30 | More by matto4444
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Franziskaner

Missouri

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
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Can_has_beer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-23-2014 03:03:39 | More by Can_has_beer
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

02-23-2014 03:02:39 | More by MattGrimley
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bc102782

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-23-2014 03:01:31 | More by bc102782
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miffsudd

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

02-21-2014 23:27:06 | More by miffsudd
Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from The Schlafly Tap Room
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