Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by motorhed:
4.45/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had a tulip of this on tap at Muddy Waters in Minneapolis.
A - Dark brown with small layer of head and minimal lacing as it goes down the glass.
S - Smells amazing, especially if your a fan of Bourbon County Stout from GI. Primarily hints of chocolate and bourbon all over this brew, a tad of subtle coffee notes in the background.
T - Primarily bourbon up front with vanilla and coffee at the finish. The more i drank, the more i thought this was a fabulous beer however i could help but think this is a perfectly executed Bourbon County Stout knock-off/substitute.
M - Medium to light body and light on carbonation
O - I absolutely love this beer and i'm not a huge bourbon guy. I was told if i liked Bourbon County stout that i would love this beer. They were not wrong. I know someone locally who purchased over 20 bottles of this stuff. I am still trying to find it in a store to get some at home. I will get this immediately if i see it on-tap somewhere. It was that good.
Serving type: on-tap
01-31-2012 22:01:52 | More by motorhed
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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.