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

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Ratings: 2,022
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 389
Gots: 639 | FT: 70
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by me at Bob's tasting.

Pours out a dark, deep black, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, and oak.

The taste is similar. Lots of great flavors. More coconut than typical, from the barrels clearly, with a good amount of chocolate, some cookie dough, vanilla, wood/oak. Less sweet than I thought it would be. Not much in the way of dark fruit flavors.

Medium bodied, but slightly thin for the style. Low carbonation. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable.

Central Waters really knows how to barrel-age. If this was slightly thicker, it would be perfect.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, dated 33313, poured into a snifter

A: very dark with no head; a ring of khaki bubbles on the outside rim of the surface area

S: thick bourbon notes as soon as I uncapped it; vanilla and burnt brown sugar; lots of chocolate and whiskey; sweet creamy malt

T: chocolate upfront, then lots of booze; very faint taste of black-cherry flavored New York seltzer water; aftertaste is baker's chocolate; kind of a booze bomb

M: on the thinner side; somewhat watery; not in a bad way, it's what they were going for

O: good BA stout; wish it were as readily available as Dragon's Milk

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.91/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

BeerFMAndy sent this to me way back in the day. Thanks, Andy!

A: Poured black as night with no real head to speak of.

S: SOOO much chocolate on this that it's not even funny. Kinda reminds me of Caldera "Mogli."

T: This is the 2011 Vintage and it's tight, tight, tight!. Seriously, the molasses content makes me drool to even think about it. I love high-grade soy sauce!

M: This is dark snot, chocoholic paradise, and infinitely thick.

O: One of the best I've have so far in 2014. Can't imagine a better example of the style,

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

357-13 Julien date so just a few months on this...

A - Black as night in color. Very good lace retention

S - Immediate oak and bourbon on the aroma. Milk chocolate hits in the middle and fresh chocolate chip cookies

T - I get the exact same notes in the same order in the taste. I also get a minor bitter bite in the finish. Great barrel character

M - Medium body. Not thin to me in the least. Smooth and supple with a little heat in the finish

O - This is excellent. Great use of the barrel here. Everything works pretty harmoniously. Usually always impressed with CW

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,022 ratings.