Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by UMNbeerhunter:
4.15/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Town Hall Brewery globe on 8/12/11
Pours a watery black with one finger of mocha cream colored head that dissipates leaving little lacing. Color is great but it looks watery and I would like some more head and lacing.
Smells of roasted malts, and dark fruit notes, as well as a slight bourbon smell. I don't get any of the 9.5% in the nose at all. I would like some more barrel aroma but it still smells great.
Taste is tons of dark fruit and some coffee and some bourbon. I get no booze in this at all. This last few months has done this beer wonders. It was very hot to begin but has mellowed very well.
Mouthfeel is moderate in weight and it moves very smoothly through the pallet. This is going to age very well.
Overall this is a great brew by CW. The are really doing great things with the barrel at the brewery.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2011 02:52:31 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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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.
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