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

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

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1,442 Ratings
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Ratings: 1442
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%


Brewed by:
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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terrabyte

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark black with a hint of ruby on the edges. At first it looks like there won't be any head, but eventually builds up a good inch. Thick, wide splashes of lacing remain while drinking.

Aroma is slightly woody with a harsh, straight-up bourbon smell.

Flavor is quite boozy, not blended or balanced at all with the other flavors. Since bourbon is one of the few hard liquors I like anyway, it's not much of a problem for me. Other flavors that make up the base and fall into the background is vanilla, oak, and cream. Aftertaste slaps you in the back of the bouth with a bite of alcohol and harsh wood.

Mouthful is thick and creamy.

Drinkability is good for its heft. It might be a bit strong for some, and it's not as well balanced as some.

This is an enjoyable beer. It cost $15 for a 6-pack, which means I can't drink this every day. Luckily this beer is quite rare in supply, and was a surprise to show up this year at the store I bought it at. While enjoyable, strong, and tasty, it doesn't compare to something as well crafted as Goose Island's Bourbon Barrel. (Which I might add costs $20 for a 4-pack). But I'm proud to live in a state where this was made, and only 2 degrees of separation from the brewers.

It looks like this year's release is using the brown labels found in the picture for the 1-year aged Bourbon Barrel. However, it does not have a green sticker, so is considered the 'regular' awesome instead of the awesome awesome. Place your reviews accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 01:15:31 | More by terrabyte
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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