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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,631 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,631
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 343
Gots: 504 | FT: 56
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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vitrael

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4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at the Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. Reviewed from notes.

A: Deep dark brown, nearing on black, with heavy brown head and loads of lacing. Gorgeous in the glass.

S: Decadent vanilla, toasty malt and sweet booze aroma. Incredibly powerful aroma; easy to smell while it's just sitting on the bar. I am sure everyone around me smelled it too.

T: Just as advertised. A tremendous bittersweet stout featuring bready, sweet malt body balanced with plenty of earthy hops. But the beer sort of takes a back seat to the barrel on this one. Front and center is the full palate of bourbon barrel flavors: vanilla, oak, chestnut, and toffee. If anything, this stout is slightly too bourbon-y and not stout-y enough. It's the only reason I won't say it's perfect (I don't feel this way about Peruvian Morning--the coffee bourbon barrel stout. Now that is a perfect beer).

M: Thick and creamy, an excellent compliment to the flavor.

One of my favorite beers in 2011 and I encourage anyone to grab it on-tap if they're in town.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 03:16:14 | More by vitrael
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,631 ratings.