Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by PsilohsaiBiN:
4.06/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Typical black stout look, but not much head to speak of. There's a slight off-white head that lines the perimeter.
Smell: Big vanilla, oak, chocolate, subtle coconut. There's also a spicy, tobacco like element to it as well.
Taste: Not too sweet. This kind of reminds me of Parabola. First is heavy barrel character with some bitter chocolate. Middle of the tongue is vanilla and some coconut. After that unfolds, you get the tobacco spiciness that lingers into the finish. The tobacco quality is there the whole time, underneath it all. Very balanced, nothing sticks out too much.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for a stout this size. Nowhere near BCBS territory.
Overall: I'm more of a BCBS/Black Note guy, but this is by no means bad. It's not as sweet as my two favs, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm just a big and sweet guy(that's what she said). The lack of sweetness lends to the balance of this whole thing and it is good.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2013 03:00:41 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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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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