Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle courtesy of a great Wisconsin trader. Into my La Fin Du Monde tulip. Looks nice, a dark as night beer with a small tan head. After a minute, though, the head disappears and just a film hangs on. That stops this from scoring higher.
Nose is crazy hotness, with bourbon and dark fruit, with a nice roasty quality as well. Bourbon is the star and some sweet molasses and vanilla also make an appearance. Could be a bit more balanced smell-wise.
Taste is freaking awesome, totally made up for a less than exceptional nose. Great chocolate presence and just enough bourbon. A wonderful cocoa powder and vanilla aftertaste. Really flavorful and bold, with the barrel well integrated. This is a world class tasting beer!! I like the taste more than the Peruvian AM I had last week.
Mouthfeel is thin and a bit too carbed to be creamy like I like my american double/imperial stouts. But still acceptable for the style.
Drinkability is great. SO glad I have another bottle of this in the cellar. Can't wait to have it again, really a perfect beer on a Sunday evening as I'm finally relaxing!
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2010 23:10:28 | More by jampics2
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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 1,637 ratings.