Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
4.19/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown to black body beneath the tan head which quickly dissolves to leave only a scattered lacing.
The bourbon leaps right out of the glass and slaps you in the face. Vanilla and if I'm not mistaken even a hi t of maple syrup follow. There are also faint hints of chocolate and muted roasted malt.
A fairly sweet brew on the palate. Again the bourbon jumps to the front of the line with vanilla, maple, wood notes, and sweet dark fruits. Just letting this beer sit on your palate brings forth more character.
On the fuller side in body with lighter carbonation and a boozy, warming finish.
This is a darn good bourbon barrel stout- tons of character to offer and while the bourbon is more forward than some of its counterparts it remains pretty well balanced.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 01:29:05 | More by CHADMC3
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3.55/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Transluscent mahogany brown with garnet highlights. Poured wispy with no head and no lacing into a snifter. Got some mocha head once poured into a pint glass. Nice, but I want by BBS to be sexy.
S: Treacle molasses, plums, pit fruits, oak, bourbon.
M/T/O: More of an oak bomb than anything else. Grainy wood notes, spicy peppery finish. The finish was thin, which wasn't the best combo with the flavor at the time. Chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon flavor mid-palate-once again thinner mouthfeel; it was kinda like chocolate soda with a shot of bourbon thrown in. Ok, let' wait 15 minutes and let it warm. Thickens up a bit, and it's an oily oak bomb. Fruity base stands out more, dates and chocolate, but not decadent in presentation. Fruity and sticky.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 12:04:33 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.