Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale | The Schlafly Tap Room

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3.8/5
Very Good
127 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The result is a smooth bourbon character balanced by caramel malt sweetness and classic English hops. Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale is a seamless blend of Schlafly Barleywine-style ale and our pale ale aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.

Added by BEERchitect on 06-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,041
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
127
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
9
Trade:
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance – one finger head over a clear brown body.

Aroma – yeasty, boozy, vanilla and bourbon, sweet molasses, woody. Very strong malt character.

Taste – Woody, slightly sweet, vanilla, caramel and toffee.

Mouthfeel – not too heavy as the ABV would lead you to believe. Deceptively easy to drink.

Overall – a good solid beer.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grindelvasdrum
3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at local watering hole.
A-Very dark with nice head, little lacing
S-Faint caramel & bourbon. Maybe slight dried fruit
T-Charred oak barrel, bourbon, toffee & sweet malt.
M-Medium body, light carbonation.
O-Drank easy, decent brew.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 2/20/14

A- pours a deep & clear ruby Amber color with a small foamy off-white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- oddly, the aroma actually smells more like a wine barrel, white zinfandel perhaps. Undertones of caramel, dark fruit & brown sugar. Some spicy bourbon pokes through at the end

T- huge tart notes up front, almost puckering. Followed by some caramel sweetness, along with spicy oak, light bourbon & some fruitiness. More sour on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry sour finish

O- I'm guessing that this batch is unintentionally infected, as it's completely sour the whole way through. It's not terrible, but I was expecting plenty o bourbon notes from this

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VictorsValiant
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkholmes25
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grodd87
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tafyob41
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thoroughly enjoyed from a growler in a Revolution Snifter. This FINE ale pours light reddish brown with a medium effervescent head of white that dissipates to a thin ring and spotty soapy lacing. Nose of toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, strong booze, and layers of sweet malts. Flavors showcase sweet yet lightly crisp malts up front with layers of vanilla, brown sugars and toffee, and light bourbon awash over a light oak barrel note that is complex and intriguing. Slick wet mouth feel with good crisp carbonation makes this one a dangerous easy drinker. Alcohol in the nose is muted and clocks in with a mild heat at around seven percent. Light vanilla and bourbon flavor in the aftertaste. Fantastic!

Cheers!

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmcleod10
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Schlafly Bourbon Barrel Ale from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 127 ratings