Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by vic21234:
3.9/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2011 Reserve 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pulled from fridge and allowed to warm at room temperature for 20 minutes.
A- Pours dark with a nice cream colored head that quickly fades. Some lacing is seen on the side of the glass. Overall it looks rather thin and watery for an Imperial Stout.
S- Hints of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate all coated by an overall roasty aroma.
T- Starts off with the taste of roasty malts. Then it leads to some vanilla and maybe hints of coffee. The overall bourbon taste is there, and finishes the sip. The alcohol taste isn't overly powering though at all. I thought it would have been more apparent.
M- Surprisingly light for an Imperial Stout. Some carbonation. The alcohol warming comes in but not much. I would have liked some more bite, especially being a fresh bottle.
This is a good bourbon aged stout, and for the price, you really can't beat it. I'm going to sit two of the bottles down to see how it does with some age.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2012 04:49:44 | More by vic21234
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4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into Hoppin Frog snifter. Bottle date is 2013. Date of review is 3/8/14.
Appearance- Almost pitch black. Just a tiny bit of light shines through when held up to a bright light. Quarter finger of creamy tan head that disappears within a minute. Tiny little bubbles are floating up from the bottom, which is cool looking.
Smell- Bourbon and green apples right away. After that I get vanilla and smoke. This is smelling much more like a brandy-aged beer than a bourbon-aged beer.
Taste- Taste is significantly better than the nose. Bourbon and chocolate blow my taste buds apart! Smoke and vanilla are there, just like in the nose. I detect chocolate chip cookies cooked in a smoker and dipped in bourbon, and I LOVE IT!
Mouthfeel- Thick, syruppy and luscious...my mouth feels like a just ate a handful of bitter dark chocolate covered coffee beans.
Overall- Really solid beer...Is this on the same level as BA B.O.R.I.S., KBS, BA Blackout Stout or BCBS? No, of course not, but it's really good and worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:30:06 | More by frenchblood21
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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