Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
From notes: Pours very dark, nearly black, with a small tan head that remains throughout. Smell is mostly whiskey, not much else. Taste is again heavy on the whiskey, with some vanilla and roasted malts in the background. Nice complexity, but dominated by the bourbon. Mouthfeel is excellent, syrupy and smooth with a bit of carbonation.
Generally too heavy on the whiskey for my tastes, but pretty darn good. Would probably improve a lot with age - this one was from the most recent bottling.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2011 23:05:38 | More by zeledonia
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.