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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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1,628 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 342
Gots: 503 | FT: 56
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Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
American-style stout aged for 1 year in used 12 year bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 05-28-2004)
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lurpy1

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tis the season for bourbon-aged stouts. Great buzz in the area for this one, but I'll believe it when I drink it, thanks. Picked up a single solitary 12 oz.-er, split into 2 pints.

The pour does not impress. I've seen dubbels darker than this. This looks like slightly weakened coca-cola. What it does NOT look like is a stout.

The smell is gentle and sweet, picking up the boozy bourbon and a little bit of vanilla. If the taste matches the aroma, we have a winner (note the foreshadowing).

But....more than any other BB stout I've had, Central Waters' version tastes phony. Yes, I can pick up on the bourbon and the vanilla that goes along with it; there's just a sense they came out of a bottle of bourbon extract. The taste, however, does cause me to vacillate. With one sip I want to drink it forever, with the next, I want to send it down the toilet.

The drink does do a good job of masking the alcohol - very little burn. But I found it way too thin for a stout.

I would continue to drink this beer. But the vast majority of the brewers I've had who have stuck their neck out to try barrel aging a stout have offered something better.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 13:44:12 | More by lurpy1
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.