Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by assurbanipaul:
4.03/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very dark brown with a lighter-brown head that's tall and cascading. Aroma is lots of dark, roasty malts, some espresso, a touch of alcohol.
Taste is a ton of roasty malts. Lots of dark coffee, black patent malt, bitter sorghum and dark imported chocolate. Very rich, very bitter. A slight alcoholic sting and flavor that's not immediately noticeable but present. Some subtle whiskey flavors, probably the barrel-aging that I'm detecting. Aftertaste is of bitter, lingering black coffee.
Mouthfeel is thick and silky smooth with just a slight acrid bite. A wonderful stout but might benefit from just a smidge more sweetness to offset the powerful bitter profile.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2006 02:55:04 | More by assurbanipaul
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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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