Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Chriscrundwell12:
4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz bottle poured into a Darkness snifter.
A- Pours a very dark brown color, almost black, opaque, poured a ½ finger to 1 finger tan head that dissipated quickly to a thin bubbly ring around the glass, splotchy lacing.
S- Bourbon is present but not too overpowering, slight oak aroma as well, slight roasted notes, coffee, vanilla, bitter sweetness.
T- Bourbon upfront again, I don’t get any heat as it goes down which is surprising for the amount of bourbon I’m getting, vanilla, chocolate, slight roasted malt comes out, slight coffee, some bitterness on the finish.
M- Medium/Big mouth feel, smooth drinking, coats the palate, decent carbonation, dry finish.
O- This is a solid BA beer, the bourbon is present but balanced with the roasted notes, very enjoyable beer from Central Waters, has to be one of if not the best Bourbon Barrel Aged beer that is easy to get off the shelves and cheap.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2011 00:44:09 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog snifter. Bottle date is 2013. Date of review is 3/8/14.
Appearance- Almost pitch black. Just a tiny bit of light shines through when held up to a bright light. Quarter finger of creamy tan head that disappears within a minute. Tiny little bubbles are floating up from the bottom, which is cool looking.
Smell- Bourbon and green apples right away. After that I get vanilla and smoke. This is smelling much more like a brandy-aged beer than a bourbon-aged beer.
Taste- Taste is significantly better than the nose. Bourbon and chocolate blow my taste buds apart! Smoke and vanilla are there, just like in the nose. I detect chocolate chip cookies cooked in a smoker and dipped in bourbon, and I LOVE IT!
Mouthfeel- Thick, syruppy and luscious...my mouth feels like a just ate a handful of bitter dark chocolate covered coffee beans.
Overall- Really solid beer...Is this on the same level as BA B.O.R.I.S., KBS, BA Blackout Stout or BCBS? No, of course not, but it's really good and worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:30:06 | More by frenchblood21
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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