Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter | Schooner Exact Brewing Company

Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Imperial Porter
BA SCORE
69.2%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 39 ratings
Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Washington, United States
schoonerexact.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by KevSal on 03-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,227
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
39
Liked:
27
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
13.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Soneast
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mehinaman
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
2.82/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vladdswrath
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a big foamy head that retreats rather quickly, with inconsistent lacing. Smell is chocolate and vanilla with a splash of bourbon. Taste is dark fruit, oak and bourbon, with lots of cocoa. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy, but not heavy on the tongue, with bit more carbonation than you might expect due to its otherwise smooth demeanor.

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Photo of Satchboogie
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malefactor
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark, near black in the Troubadour tulip. Some dark beige foam though shy on lacing. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Inviting aroma of something like rum and dark grains.

The barrel flavor is dark and on the dry side. Nothing sweet and boozy about this one. Quite malty with a substantial body, while avoiding stickiness. That foamy mouthfeel gives it a deceptive lightness and refreshing quality. Flavors of bitter cocoa, roasted grain. There is quite an alcohol taste, though it's part of the fun in this case. Hoppy aromatics and that endless Bourbon nose. It still makes me think of Meyers dark rum.

A great barrel-aged brew that is more like a beer than a liqueur. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Schooner Exact brewery in south Seattle.

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of seanthornton152
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Mbostad
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of snaotheus
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle at fridge temp (41 F) split between a pair of large snifters. No bottle dates that I can see, but the label says it’s vintage 2014 (and cellar worthy).

Pours black (my first thought was, “This isn’t a porter, it’s a stout), with a decent sizes, dense brown head. Looks like plenty of carbonation. Smell is mild (probably needs to warm), a little boozy, slightly smokey, maybe a little coffee.

Taste is pretty nice. Chocolate, a little smoke, some dark plummy sweetness, alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy and mysteriously also gritty. Overall, I like it.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black with a huge off white head. Laces nicely and retains surface foam for a long time.

Smell - Nice bourbon. Vanilla. Very oaky. Coffee malt. Dark roasted malt.

Taste - Oak is intense. Perhaps stronger than the bourbon, which is the second most dominant flavor. Chocolate more than coffee. Lingering liquor flavor.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. A little boozy. Medium body.

Overall - I like the flavors, but the carbonation throws it way off.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of CaptainQ
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of drewone
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Rathakem
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of draheim
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep dark brown w/ a fluffy loose tan head that settles to a soft film, some patchy lace.

Aroma is big on roasty and chocolate notes, some bourbon and vanilla as it warms.

Taste is sharply bitter up front, almost acrid. Strong roast, coffee, dry cocoa and chocolate.

Mouthfeel is a bit prickly at first as well, which may contribute to the bitter taste. Medium bodied and also bitter on the finish.

Overall a decent porter with a few noticeable flaws. Still enjoyable, but maybe not worth the money.

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Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69.2% out of 100 with 39 ratings
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