Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2010 bottle. Poured into town hall snifter:
A - Color is black with only the lightest amount of brown. Hard pour produces a thick egg shell white head about an inch thick. Dies to a foam ring around the edges with murkey clouds of foam in the middle. Lacing is pretty strong and sticky.
S - Nice bourbon aroma with hints of chocolate and roast. Vanilla, oak and caramel. For this being a new batch I'm really suprised that the barrel is not so harsh and strong, rather its really smooth and inviting.
T - Smooth bourbon flavor. Roasty goodness with chocolate and earthy oak. Bourbon is there at first but I'm suprised at how quickly it dies to reveal the other flavors. Don't get me wrong, it stays with you throughout, but just not what I expected out of a brand new batch.
M - Nice carbonation. Pretty silky but also sort of crisp.
D - Pretty easy to drink. The bourbon aging is pretty well done because I expected it to be incredibly harsh based on it being a new batch, but its really not offensive here. The base beer (satin soltice) is already an amazing beer but the barrel aging is quite nice. I'm really glad to be able to drink this and have of much of it as I do, and that I live pretty close to the brewery. Seek out its worth it.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2011 05:22:25 | More by joshuaseresse
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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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