Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Treyliff:
4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
2012 Vintage, poured into a snifter
A- Pours nearly pitch black with a tiny fizzy light-tan head that reduces almost immediately, leaving nothing behind even after agitation
S- Big barrel notes up front with vanilla & oak, there's some sweet caramel notes with a touch of black licorice, barrel juice with a whiff of toasted coconut, slightly smoky with some chocolate at the end. Nice and complex aromas
T- Wow, big punch of straight bourbon up front that eventually gives way to some roasted chocolaty malt, barrel notes kick in providing flavors of licorice, oak and vanilla, more bourbon on the finish with some raisin and dark fruit
M- medium body & medium-low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish with some lingering booze. The booze definitely lingers long after the swallow, even after nearly a year of aging
O- This is definitely a bourbon-forward beer, which plays well to my preferences. I can see how this would be overpowering to those who don't like straight bourbon. I'm looking forward to seeing how my other bottles continue to develop as it's still drinking hot after nearly a year. Overall, a great BA Stout that seems to fly under the radar.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2013 00:53:38 | More by Treyliff
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 1,430 ratings.