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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Ratings: 1,882
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 367
Gots: 566 | FT: 63
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Typical black stout look, but not much head to speak of. There's a slight off-white head that lines the perimeter.

Smell: Big vanilla, oak, chocolate, subtle coconut. There's also a spicy, tobacco like element to it as well.

Taste: Not too sweet. This kind of reminds me of Parabola. First is heavy barrel character with some bitter chocolate. Middle of the tongue is vanilla and some coconut. After that unfolds, you get the tobacco spiciness that lingers into the finish. The tobacco quality is there the whole time, underneath it all. Very balanced, nothing sticks out too much.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied for a stout this size. Nowhere near BCBS territory.

Overall: I'm more of a BCBS/Black Note guy, but this is by no means bad. It's not as sweet as my two favs, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I'm just a big and sweet guy(that's what she said). The lack of sweetness lends to the balance of this whole thing and it is good.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this in a trade, I've never heard of the brewery before. Overall I think it's a really good beer. Last week I did a taste test of KBS vs. BNS vs. BCBS vs. Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout. This one falls around where the Great Lakes was in that test (BNS was the winner IMHO). It's a really good beer. Is it in the same league as the others, not quite. all the components are there but it seems a little disjointed. At the time I'm writing this I've let the beer warm up quite a bit. At this point the ETOH has come out much more in the flavor and aroma but so have the Stout flavors of Chocolate and Coffee. When it's cold the Vanilla dominates the aroma and flavor but has blended nicely at around 55 degrees. Bourbon flavors and aromas are still the most prevalent but the Stout underneath is starting to come through. It's a very good beer, worth trying if you've never had it.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,882 ratings.