2010 Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels
Schlafly Beer (St. Louis Beer Company)
It’s a long boring story how I came to own this bottle, but suffice it to say it involves someone giving it to me as a peace offering due to voting against my homebrew in a competition solely because he thought his rival (and excellent brewer) had brewed it.
So it waited two years….passed on to me. Then waited another two years…..and here we are. I was ready to open it.
And……..just wow. The aroma was very heavy on the bourbon with some chocolate hiding behind it. I thought the aroma would transfer to the taste being somewhat harsh with the alcohol (this beer is also 10.5% ABV). I should have just trusted the 4 years of aging. This guy was SMOOOOOTH.
Such a wonderful gift from someone who really did not need to go out of his way to apologize for something so meaningless, and such a lovely well done beer by Schlafly. I miss these guys; someone in Missouri send me some TIPA!