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

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1,637 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,637
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 343
Gots: 505 | FT: 57
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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adrock7309

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a '10 bottle into a snifter. Very dark almost black ruby colored with a lighter tan head.

Tons of oak and vanilla in the nose - the barreling is totally present in this brew.

Flavor is a bit less complete that the aroma. but still very satisfying.

Overall this beer was nice but not great. letting my second bottle age a bit before i try this one again,

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 18:37:08 | More by adrock7309
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle received as an extra from StayWhatYouAre2. Dated December of 2010. Poured into a Weyerbacher tulip...

A - Pours a deep, murky, dark brown color. A small, light mocha color head forms about half of a finger thick. It quickly recedes to a cap of tiny bubbles of the same color.

S - The smell rocks here. I highly recommend letting it warm significantly to get the full effect. Bourbon, vanilla, buttery brown sugar and roasted malts come out. Some chocolate and s slight coffee aroma as well. Aromas of toasted coconut covered marshmallows come out really bringing this one home for me.

T - Rich chocolate, some cherry, and bourbon all come out front. Vanilla and some oak follow along with a little bit of licorice. Nice mix of flavors, but I wish it tasted exactly like the nose.

M - Medium bodied beer that at times feels a bit too thin for my taste. Light carbonation makes it smooth. I just can't get past the thinness I am getting.

O - I liked this one. The aroma was awesome, and I found myself lifting my glass to my nose more than to my mouth. I wonder what a fresh bottle of this would taste like?

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 16:00:39 | More by KAP1356
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-29-2011 02:52:57 | More by brandoman63
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kenm2118

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-27-2011 21:28:53 | More by kenm2118
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

11-25-2011 22:59:09 | More by JAHMUR
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -52.7%

11-23-2011 23:40:51 | More by spoonhawk
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-21-2011 17:52:40 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-20-2011 19:49:21 | More by Rempo
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jIsh

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-20-2011 18:25:19 | More by jIsh
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-20-2011 07:17:55 | More by Diomede
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-19-2011 04:01:10 | More by bigdaddypolite
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-18-2011 05:05:54 | More by ScrimshawFan
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-18-2011 04:44:08 | More by jjheinrichs
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tmarq9

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-18-2011 02:35:02 | More by tmarq9
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-17-2011 01:23:47 | More by Photekut
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-16-2011 17:53:56 | More by Desaparecido
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-15-2011 22:21:05 | More by nmann08
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

11-15-2011 18:49:59 | More by thewimperoo
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-14-2011 19:59:06 | More by hu5om
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-14-2011 18:58:04 | More by bpfrush
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birchstick

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours black as night with a surprisingly white head atop it

S - the nose is lot of vanilla and chocolate flavors. The two are really woven together and form a nice aroma out of the snifter.

T - opens up sweetly with chocolates up front. These fade to vanilla some coffee. Ends with some spicy bourbon and vanilla down the throat - the bourbon warms up the chest a bit too. Really nice - the bourbon is really well integrated into this one. Sometimes it is either too muted or too over the top. This one hits a nice stride between the two and complements everything else going on nicely.

M - medium bodied with light carbonation

D - this is a solid bourbon barrel stout. This is definitely one of the better ones I have tried as it is packs a lot of nice flavors with a perfect touch of bourbon. Too bad this one is hard to get a hold of, otherwise I would make a habit out of drinking this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 05:22:20 | More by birchstick
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Mmmaibock

Wisconsin

4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Red-black. Moderate head.

Smell: Intense, almost to a fault. Like taking a hit from a snifter of bourbon.

Taste: Heavy bourbon. Cola. Caramel.

Feel: Very warming. Comforting.

Overall: Excellent. Light the fireplace and settle in.

Serving type: On tap at Quivey's Beerfest. Best beer of the fest.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2011 02:48:10 | More by Mmmaibock
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Retsinis

California

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2010 bottle. Review from notes.

A: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass, the beer pours a murky coffee brown, with a wispy film of head, that quickly fades to just a razor thin ring of bubbles.

S: Distinct scents of butter bourbon, vanilla, dark oak, some cedar, and even a touch of cherry.

T: Initial draws has layers of dark chocolate, cherry, bourbon, cedar, followed by faint vanilla, and oak, and some dark licorice. Some sediment in the beer as well, possibly yeast, but it was a bit darker and chunky.

M: Light carbonation, mild peppery mouth feel, and a light to medium viscosity.

O: Good sipper for a barrel aged RIS, not too hot or strong, and just enough layers of complexity. Thanks to mnbearsfan for this beer, it was the best yet from central waters.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 22:56:10 | More by Retsinis
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in secret Hallowenn, thanks Michael. I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter, jet black pour, above average tannish head. The aroma is nice, bourbon, oak, vanilla. A very smooth beer, the bourbon and oak blend nice, hints of vanill, alcohol on the finish, but not overwhelming. The body is full, good carbonation for the style. A BA beer that lived up to expectations.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 01:11:44 | More by bonkers
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A
Big off white head thats about 2 or 3 fingers big. Body is very dark brown. After the head goes down theres some nice lacing left over.
S
Sweet figs and woody bourbon. Theres some nice roast and subtle chocolate on the nose as well.

T
Follows the nose. Vanilla and dark fruits take over with some barrel and light smoke.

M
the mouthfeel feels a little lighter than id like and has a light amount of carbo.

O
Nice tasting stuff. Wish i had more.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 02:24:04 | More by Gushue3
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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