Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by drgonzo3705:
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Deep cola black color with a light but moderate head with little lacing.
S: A bit of a musty wood aroma up front. It reminds me of the old wood pipe rack my dad had growing up. Underneath the mustiness there is a sweetly pleasant roasted chocolate/cocoa smell.
T: Big on the woodiness again with the sweet malt laying perfectly underneath. Nice cocoa nibs flavor poking out at the end.
M: Full bodied with ample carbonation. Good stout coating left in its wake.
D: Very good. I could easily finish a bottle by myself. Hell two or three if I'm feeling saucy!
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2009 03:36:38 | More by drgonzo3705
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4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog snifter. Bottle date is 2013. Date of review is 3/8/14.
Appearance- Almost pitch black. Just a tiny bit of light shines through when held up to a bright light. Quarter finger of creamy tan head that disappears within a minute. Tiny little bubbles are floating up from the bottom, which is cool looking.
Smell- Bourbon and green apples right away. After that I get vanilla and smoke. This is smelling much more like a brandy-aged beer than a bourbon-aged beer.
Taste- Taste is significantly better than the nose. Bourbon and chocolate blow my taste buds apart! Smoke and vanilla are there, just like in the nose. I detect chocolate chip cookies cooked in a smoker and dipped in bourbon, and I LOVE IT!
Mouthfeel- Thick, syruppy and luscious...my mouth feels like a just ate a handful of bitter dark chocolate covered coffee beans.
Overall- Really solid beer...Is this on the same level as BA B.O.R.I.S., KBS, BA Blackout Stout or BCBS? No, of course not, but it's really good and worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:30:06 | More by frenchblood21
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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