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

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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 393
Gots: 674 | FT: 79
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:
Beer added by: Skidz on 05-28-2004

American-style stout aged for 1 year in used 12 year bourbon barrels.
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2011 bottle...

A - Doesn't pour like a thick stout, somewhat thin it seems with a light brown head that fades quickly. Body color is deep brown.

S - Sweet vanilla and bourbon. Not a lot else going on that I can tell, and I'm okay with that.

T - The taste follows the nose. Bourbon through and through. Undertones of dark chocolate and a smattering of roasted malts. Not sweet at all, which is nice, and there is a slight tinge of alcohol burn.

M - Somewhat thinner than I'd care for. It's not cloying but also doesn't coat the palette with a thicker beer. This also lends way to the beer just being a smooth sipper.

O - It's a fine treat! Everything is spot on for an above average bourbon barrel stout. The only let down is the body/mouthfeel.

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2011 Vintage received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice deep dark brown almost black hue with a half finger mocha head that faded rather quickly to leave a thin halo and light clouding. Very light lacing.

S - Not a whole lot of chocolate and roast malts. Its overpowered by the pleasant vanilla-y bourbon with that coconut like aroma that comes from a good barrel age.

T - The chocolate is there along with roasted malts, light and subtle. The bourbon (which itself is mellow) is the true star here. Nice and sweet with good vanilla and oak barrel notes. Quite nice and super smooth/balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is very, very good for a stout of this ABV and with aging. Smooth and creamy but with just a splash of sharp carbonation. The bourbon is very mellow, not harsh at all. It walks the line between a sipper and something one could enjoy large amounts of.

O - Overall this was an enjoyable brew from Central Waters. Everything melds nicely together with no one flavour or characteristic jumping to the forefront. Have a few more bottles of this vintage to cellar.

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