Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stevedore:
3.95/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle with 2298 code (25 October 2012) poured into a stemless snifter. Drank yesterday, 9 January 2013 and going off notes from my trusty brew journal- note that I only score in whole numbers.
Aroma- Nose is chock full of vanilla and oak. Hints of bourbon which reminds me of my college days with Jack on the rocks. I very much enjoyed this one. (4)
Colour- Very dark brown, similar in appearance to Coca-Cola. Pours with a 1cm brown head that mostly dissipates within a minute. Not much in way of lacing. (3)
Flavour- Starts off with strong hints of sweet vanilla, some weaker hints of chocolate quickly transitioning to a dryness of bourbon and oak flavours which dominates the rest of the experience. Very mellow; not particularly sweet or bitter. But these flavours themselves are very strong. (4)
Mouthfeel- A thin, light-bodied stout; most stouts I've tasted have a thicker body. This bottle was well-carbonated with a little bit of fizz on the tongue during the first sip. A bit dry as expected from the nose and the aftertaste is mostly the bourbon. This is certainly a sipper as there is a bit of heat, plus the flavours hit the palate pretty hard. (4)
Overall- I enjoyed the nose the most. Ended up sipping this one throughout the evening after dinner. It's not a difficult BA stout to drink at all. Compared to bigger BA beers like BCBS, the mouthfeel is certainly lacking as the base stout must not have been very thick to begin with. But for what it is, if you're looking for a lighter-feeling BA stout with a good nose and some flavour that happens to be reasonably priced ($11.99 for a 4-pack), this is your beer. (4)
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2013 00:37:19 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: dark dark brown to black. Completely opaque. No head whatsoever
Smell: immediately greeted by booze. Chocolate, dark fruits, lots of bourbon and vanilla. Some oak.
Taste: opens with a little bit of chocolate transitions to some dark fruits iced with bourbon. Ends with a mixture of booze, oak and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: very sticky. Pretty warm.
Overall: a very boozy and bourbony stout. Quite potent for the relative low alcohol percent. Pretty tasty.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:23:31 | More by SportsandJorts
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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