Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kif:
4.4/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
2011 version poured into a Stone RIS snifter
A- Very dark brown, almost black. 1/2 inch tan head that goes down over a couple minutes and leaves a small but noticeable ring around the glass.
S- Very oaky smell here. You can definitely tell this has been barrel aged. Also some chocolate, very faint coffee, and some vanilla.
T- Lots of bourbon here. This is definitely the most dominant flavor. There are hints of vanilla, chocolate, and some roasted malt.
M- Medium body with low carbonation. It could use a bit heavier body.
O- If you really want to see what barrel aging can do, this is the beer to try. Tons of oak in the nose followed by the strong bourbon in the taste. Even with the strong barrel characteristics, it is surprisingly not overpowering. The vanilla and chocolate elements balance things out nicely to make this a very successful effort. Overall a tremendous beer that I would be happy to drink year round.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2012 06:40:01 | More by kif
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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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