Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter | Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by KevSal on 03-11-2013

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of twelveinches
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of drewone
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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

Photo of Rathakem
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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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Photo of seanthornton152
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Abrengle
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of lighthabit
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours great, super thick heads leaves lots of great, sticky looking lacing. dark molasses brown, then the smell hints at what is to come. tons of potential, but with the subtle chocolate malty notes is a solid smell of barrel aging - young, but good - and a really boozy, whisky smell that makes me think it needs to sit on a shelf for a year or more. tastes follows with more of the same. nice hints of a good, solid porter, but it's really odd to see an 8.5 abv come across as this strong. letting it warm in the glass for 15-20 seems to mellow it a bit, also brings out a bit of cocoa. will let the other one set for a bit.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly black colour, with a big ol' beige head. Leaves a lot of spotty lacing. Aroma was bourbon, with some alcohol, chocolate and roast. Bourbony taste as well, chocolate, dark fruits, mild coffee. Medium to full body, was creamy, could have been fuller. Carbonation was mostly fine despite it's tangent on foaming up.

Might have liked the plain ol' Profanity Porter...pretty solid and straight to the point, where this is a bit messy and didn't click as a great BA porter...

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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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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mbostad
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Soneast
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 Satchboogie
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Teku glass.

Look is pitch black with an off white head.

Aroma has a lot of vanilla and bourbon can’t really smell any malt.

Taste is a lot of bourbon with a light roast malt undertone.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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