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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

1,719 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,719
Reviews: 552
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 349
Gots: 516 | FT: 60
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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very solid BB stout look forward to next one

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

From notes on 12/11/13

Poured hard. Resulted in very dark black body and a one inch brown head with fairly large bubbles that dissipated fast. The body is so dark it doesn't allow any light through. On the nose is a strong smell of fresh oak, bourbon, and caramel. Very sweet taste. Almost like eating a caramel from a nice candy shop. I like the taste, but like the smell more. Also tastes of vanilla, some bourbon, but not really that much alcohol. I love CW’s barrel aged beers. No one does it better, and this one does not disappoint.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Deep ruby-brown, almost opaque with very little head or carbonation. The smell is bourbon, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is sweet bourbon with rich, roasted malt highlights, a little chocolate, a little coffee, a little vanilla and a bit of hop bitterness. Medium bodied and silky on the tongue, it goes down much too easily for a true sipper. The alcohol warms and caresses all the way down.

A top notch example of the brewers art. I'm so glad I've three more in the cellar.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,719 ratings.