Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale - The Schlafly Tap Room
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Reviews by bnes09:
4.13/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A deep ruby colored brew. Minimal head and sparce spots of lace.
Smell is spicy from the alcohol with a bit of bourbon in the aroma.
Taste is rich and sweet with hints of prune and grape juice. Alcohol comes through to deliver a spicy bite to the tongue and a warming sensation. Hops are subtle with pine notes and somewhat masked behind the bold malty flavor. Also, mellows out slightly as it warms.
Thick, full-bodied texture. Very rich and filling with just a touch of carbonation.
The high alcohol content definetly slows your pace down while drinking (which is not necessarily a bad thing.) It is quite a treat to be savored! I would visit the tap room at Schlafly's again to get a fresh glass or buy a bottle and age it for a year or two (if I can resist drinking it for that long.)
Serving type: on-tap
01-10-2010 02:31:58 | More by bnes09
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4.3/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle: 2010 vintage. This one pours a hazy coppery color. Pretty much no head on it. This has a really nice nose. It’s got a bit of caramel malt, some vanilla, oak and some fruitiness also. The taste is also very good. It has a subdued sweetness from the caramel malt, notes of the vanilla, oak, some faint cherry. This is really an excellent barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 22:15:18 | More by Boto
Schlafly Reserve - Barleywine Style Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
89 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.