Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by qthompso:
3.78/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 2011 12oz bottle poured jet black into a tulip. I'm trying to find some brown along the edges but this thing is DARK. A finger of big bubbled mocha colored head hangs around for a while.
Smells of deep, dark chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. I pick up a bit of vanilla but the smell that lingers more than anything is definitely the bourbon.
This one drinks pretty hot. I get chocolate, vanilla and some faint cherry notes but the bourbon hasn't mellowed out as much as I would've expected over the course of the last year. I'd rate this beer a bit higher but it seems pretty thin for an imperial stout. I would've expected more roasted barley in the taste.
A medium bodied imperial stout. Nice carbonation and a strong bourbon finish.
A good BA stout for those that like bourbon with your beer. If you're looking for a textbook big, roasty stout, you're not going to get it with this one. Either way, pretty tasty.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2012 01:35:53 | More by qthompso
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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 1,627 ratings.