Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dukedevil0:
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2010 bottle from Brian23456 in a recent trade. Thanks!
A: Pours a dark brown color that as it collects in the glass looks much darker with a finger of khaki colored head that laces the glass and settles with a frothy rim. It pours out kind of thin and not as viscous as I expected.
S: Wow, this smells amazing! Lots of vanilla in the forefront, with roasted malts, oak, cocoa, really light bourbon scents
T: Much more bourbon in the flavor, but very similar to the smell. Other than the bourbon, there's vanilla, some only lightly roasted malts, oak, cocoa
M: It's got good mouthfeel, but I feel that this is the biggest area where the beer is lacking. It's got low-medium carbonation and when taking sips it's creamy, but during the swallow it feels thinner than I'd want in an imperial stout.
D: This has some really good flavor and despite having a big bourbon presence, it really isn't bothering me too much. However, you won't be drinking a 4-pack of this in one sitting! Definitely a good beer, and would possibly be great to me if it were a little more viscous.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2010 03:00:51 | More by dukedevil0
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3.9/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Straight to the nitty gritty: no doubt, this is good. But the thing that doesn't make it great is that it is too sweet for me.
Now that Raul has that off of his thinly sculpted sized 38 chest...
Right when Raul cracked this bad boi, the aroma was a hell of a surprise like getting a Nintendo 64 on Christmas. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate... Like Raul was touched by an angel, or a Victoria's Secret Model, really.
Let's move on, shall we?
Even if she is devilishly beautiful, if she's too clingy, that's definitely a flaw. And with this beautiful beast, is a touch of sweetness that is a bit over the top for the Raul man.
Everything else is pretty much Thanksgiving gravy - actually, it's a bit thin in the mouth, but Raul has said his peace.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 01:31:03 | More by RaulMondesi
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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