Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by PsilohsaiBiN:
4.06/5 rDev -4%
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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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 1,631 ratings.