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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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1,958 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,958
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 374
Gots: 608 | FT: 65
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Skidz on 05-28-2004

American-style stout aged for 1 year in used 12 year bourbon barrels.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Halfbrother83
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of riotontheroad
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dctriman
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dpiunti22
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of duds4suds
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BoardwalkBock
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First off, I love this beer. Had it for the first time in 2013, and was only able to find a single bottle. Picked up 5 bottles from this years batch and glad to be able to age a few to see how it develops.

A: Dark, black and really opaque brown. Head is very caramel in color, about 2 fingers, and solid retention.

S: Bourbon, Oak, Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee and Earthy bitter hops.

T: So much vanilla on the start, its absolutely fucking delicious. Followed by a very solid, but not heavy and overbearing Bourbon and oak flavor. Slight chocolate and coffee at the end. Slight bitterness, but not as much as I expected from the nose.

M: Heavy but silky and smooth. Easy to drink.

O: This is one damn fine BBA Stout. I love vanilla in my stouts and this just hits the spot! The sweetness of the vanilla and bourbon are perfectly balanced with the bitter earthy hops at the end. Not as good as BCBS, but very, very close. A little more mouthfeel and this beer could easily be top 3 BBA Stouts in the country.

Photo of brewduder
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cyrushire
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doublevision
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kwm5067
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TomO23
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chakadrum
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A nice alternative when you are all out of Bourbon County.

Very light oak aroma that reminds me of an old barn not in a farmy way but an historic structure way.

Very dark but not pitch black when held to the light. Thin yet strong lacing.

Clear bourbon barrel influence on the taste but not overwhelming in terms of whiskey hints. Maybe a touch of milk chocolate.

Somewhat creamy or at least smooth/coating mouthfeel. Good body but not too viscous.

Photo of intobenme
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rden4654
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of myuncle
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. Black with a two finger khaki head

S. Obviously bourbon with a nice roasted malt some

T. I get chocolate chip cookies at first followed by some vanilla and booze. Aftertaste is very dessert like. Very nice and smooth. Some coffee and hazelnut.

M. 1-10 scale a 8 on body with light carbonation. Lol more than I'd expect for the style but it works.

O. This beer is delicious. Sometimes you don't want something as potent as a bcbs and this is it. Lil sweeter. I'm loving this beer!

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,958 ratings.