Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Keyportnick:
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2012 vintage poured into a 12oz snifter
A- pours a deep black with a think brown head that finds the edge of the glass quickly.
S- deep rich fig and plum. The oak and bourbon come out nicely around the aromas of the beer.
T-rich and sweet tastes of dark fruits chocolate and a sweetness of marshmallows. Oak and notes of bourbon are there but not over powering like some high anv ba'ed bombs.
M- medium heavy body, light carbonation. Smooth finish
0- The 2012 release is now barreled for a year vs previous vintages that spent 6-8 months in the barrel. It's mended the flavors very well between the barrel and the beer. Excited to see what this beer is going to do in the years to come.
Bottled vintage dec 2010
A- pours a pitch black with a thin mocha head that rims the glass.
S- sweet dark fruits raisin, figs, deep vanilla, hints off sweetness, alcohol, and oak. This beer rounded out tremendously.
T- sweet, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts/light coffee, oak barrel and hints of bourbon.
M- medium body stout, light carbonation, smooth finish that coats the throat
O- 2 yrs on this bottle lets a great beer shine. I really enjoy the balance between the beer and the barrel. I have some 2011, and 2012 comes out in weeks. Very excited to try them in a vertical tasting. Very good beer and worth buying a case to stick away for those cold winter nights.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 02:55:49 | More by Keyportnick
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3.9/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Straight to the nitty gritty: no doubt, this is good. But the thing that doesn't make it great is that it is too sweet for me.
Now that Raul has that off of his thinly sculpted sized 38 chest...
Right when Raul cracked this bad boi, the aroma was a hell of a surprise like getting a Nintendo 64 on Christmas. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate... Like Raul was touched by an angel, or a Victoria's Secret Model, really.
Let's move on, shall we?
Even if she is devilishly beautiful, if she's too clingy, that's definitely a flaw. And with this beautiful beast, is a touch of sweetness that is a bit over the top for the Raul man.
Everything else is pretty much Thanksgiving gravy - actually, it's a bit thin in the mouth, but Raul has said his peace.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 01:31:03 | More by RaulMondesi
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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