Territorial Reserve
COOP Ale Works

Territorial ReserveTerritorial Reserve
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
9%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 13.9%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
137
From:
COOP Ale Works
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  38
Gots
  41
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Territorial ReserveTerritorial Reserve
Notes: The Territorial Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout began with a wagon full of eight different grains, resulting in starting gravity of 28P. It was aged for 13 months in bourbon barrels before blending to create a spirit-forward experience. Savor accordingly.

65 IBU
Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 137 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by tpd975:
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tpd975 from Florida

2.82/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a nice dark black with a very thin mocha head. No real retention or lace.

S: Loads of rich sweet molassess, hints of cane sugar, candied figs, and sweet chocolate.

T: Holy sweetness this one is packed with sugar. Like drinking pure molasses. Sugary sweet with mild notes of sweet vanilla. A little dark fruit (sun sweet raisin), and a touch of oak.

M: Mild carbonation, but a sweet mess overall.

D: Not drinkable, the most cloyingly sweet stout I have ever come across.

Aug 09, 2010
More User Reviews:
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Narthax from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 03, 2015
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black oily pour.

Not much on the nose, very weak, some oak character, fresh cooked pumpkin, molasses, vanilla, roast malts.

Flavor is barrel, vanilla, wood, cherry, molasses. And a beautiful rise of coffee breath after.

Feel is thick and huge just like it should be.

Worth seeking out. Super great!!

Jan 27, 2017
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Intelbeerlord from Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -39%

Dec 02, 2014
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lawsonciv from Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been drinking this whole series today. 2015 vintage. Very thick like motor oil. Very Bourbon forward. Loving this beer. Coop knows their stouts.

Sep 09, 2015
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Eddiehop from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 22, 2017
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suckaj from Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 27, 2016
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ruzzal from Texas

4.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 07, 2017
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dwmson1 from Oklahoma

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 29, 2015
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really booze heavy, but really good. It's not balanced but it is so chocolatey and delicious.

Jun 09, 2015
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Alexrdvz from Oklahoma

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mar 31, 2018
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Juandodos from Oklahoma

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great, smooth, take it slow.

May 18, 2015
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Treycotton from Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2016
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Dromines78 from Oklahoma

4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 15, 2017
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Shayne71 from Oklahoma

4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Feb 01, 2019
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fastfwd from Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Again, my apologies for my lacking of beer reviewing talent... I had this last weekend at the Prohibition Room and was really impressed with it. If it's 10% alcohol you couldn't prove it by me. It hides its alcohol better than any imperial that I've ever had. Watch out!

I didn't really catch the oak barrel aged flavors. I've had beers in the past that were bourbon barrel aged and didn't care for it. So, whatever they did they did it right with this one. Not too overpowering.

Edit to my edit... I was floored to learn that the Prohibition Room was getting $10+ with tax on these pints. Absolutely ridiculous! I have found that other establishments are serving a slightly less expensive serving of it in smaller quantity. Drunken Fry has it for $7 for 14oz. Still a bit too rich for my blood. I'll pass on it.

Jan 11, 2010
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Beertracker from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Nov 22, 2011
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2beerdogs from California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Jul 23, 2013
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Jul 21, 2014
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Based on this years itteration, I will bump up the smell & mouthfeel & appearanxe, plus overall. Much more oak, vanilla & bourbon presence, thicker mmoyth feel & appearance. This in the top 3 of Beers made in state...

Bottle 245/612 pours an effervescent ebony with a 2 fingers of rich brown head. Nice viscious look to this, a bit of lacing & head retention

S: Much dark fruit & vanilla up front. The nose kind of runs out of gas as it warms up

T: Follows the nose, some nice choclate & oaky notes up front. Dryness, slight boozey heat, dark cherry, raisin & vanilla are all working together as this warms, along with a touch of licorice. Finishes with a touch of smokeyness, vanilla, toffee, cherry, a kiss of tobacco

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation & pretty warming, slight oilyness as well

This is a very good IMP stout that fails to hit the correct notes on smell & mouth feel. I will happily buy more if given the chance I am sure this vintage/beer has years of great enjoyment ahead for those lucky enough to stock up. Coop has hit at least a triple with this one!

Jul 05, 2011
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nlmartin from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer came my way thanks to Thirstyherf blind bombers 6 bif. Thanks for the growler! Note this was 2011 version. So it may be considerably different than previous.

Poured 2 Imperial Pint glasses of this beer and shared with my wife.

A- (3.5) The body of the beer is black. No opaqueness noted no matter how the beer is back lighted. The head was a finger high and the coloration of burnt tan. The head resolved into a ring of burnt tan foam. No lacing noted on the sides of my glass.

S- (4.5) Upon cracking the growler I knew I had some sort of barrel treatment. This beer has some very nice complexities to the aroma. The darkly roasted malt nears bitter sweet cocoa levels but no coffee. Black strap molasis and burnt sugar notes play well through out the aroma. Nice tawny port aromas come out as the beer warms up. I thought this beer had been through a bourbon barrel treatment. Now I am pretty convinced of the aroma of cane rum.

T (4.0) Nice darkly roasted and slightly chared notes but not to the point of ash. Bitter sweet chocolate, black stap molasis, burnt sugar notes, I swear I tasting vinous fruity notes of port wine. Again what I thought was bourbon really strikes me as a cane rum flavor. Anyhow this is very nicely done.

M (4.0) The beer is a little thin for my taste. The carbonation levels are low but work well. Brief warming heat from the alcohol but its nice. The sweetness is very well balanced against the roasted and burnt notes.

O- (4.0) My wife and I really enjoyed this beer as an afternoon treat. Nicely delivered complexities in a beer I am guessing to be about 7.5% alcohol. This beer has wet my appetite for some more blind beers.

Thanks this was very nicely done!

The reveal: Territorial Reserve Barrel Aged Stout from the Brewery-Coop. Note: This beer has yet to be bottled or released. This beer was very nice and its something the Brewery Coop should be proud of. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 07, 2012
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cfh64 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Jul 10, 2012
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jmbranum from Oklahoma

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed in a Boulevard sifter glass at Tapwerks in Bricktown of OKC.

Pours a lucious deep brown with a nice tan head.

Aroma is subdued with some roasted malty notes.

Flavor is not bad but not outstanding either. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes. A little bit of whiskey.

Very smooth mouthfeel.

A very good beer but not worth the price charged for it.

May 05, 2013
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gwguest from Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Nov 25, 2012
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. Great roasty flavor with chocolate, vanilla, oak and booziness.

Aug 14, 2017
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 137 ratings