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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

1,641 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,641
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 342
Gots: 505 | FT: 57
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style stout aged for 1 year in used 12 year bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 05-28-2004)
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle to tulip. 2012 vintage. Consumed 8/6/2013.

A: This pours thick, yields a dark brown to black body, lighter brown at the edges. This was not a vigorous pour, but the tan cap was very thin. Weak alcohol legs. Very little patchy lacing.

S: Oak (vanilla) and whiskey dominate the aroma. Caramel, raisin too, with chocolate lingering in the background.

T: Even cold, the alcohol burn is strong on this one. Vanilla as well, giving way to dark fruit.

M: Dry finish, surprising for the style. Medium carbonation and body.

I agree with several past reviewers - this is a whiskey-forward brew. (If this beer offers "hints" of bourbon, then I've been using the word incorrectly for 30 years.) There is a pleasant "milk duds" aroma, but I found the alcohol burn harsh on the palate even with 8 months of age. The subdued nuance of a good kentucky bourbon is lacking. It is not as refined as KBS, despite being 9.5% instead of 11.7%.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 14:02:56 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,641 ratings.