Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bierbrauer:
4.22/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle purchased locally ($10.99/4) in December. Bottle dated December. Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Dark brown with 1/4" tan head that drops quickly; no lacing, but leaves a thin ring plus a patch in the center of the glass.
S: Bourbon first; vanilla; oak, chocolate; alcohol.
T: Bourbon and oak barrel flavors; smooth vanilla & caramel; chocolate, light coffee; alcohol is masked well.
M: Sharp carbonation that is on the high side; medium body; rich and resinous; noticeable warming; neutral finish.
O: A well-balanced, multi-faceted stout that is drinkable, delicious and well above average now, plus will be interesting to put away and taste again in the future. One of my favorites from Central Waters.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2012 22:05:07 | More by bierbrauer
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.