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

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 394
Gots: 674 | FT: 80
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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Ratings: 2,054 | Reviews: 602
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2013

Thanks to haveanother1 for sending this one over in a trade!

A: Pours a somewhat thin appearing, black with browning on the edges. 1/2 a fingers width of tan head dissipates down fairly quickly. Leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Chocolate, booze, and roasted malt. Cardboard. Nice bourbon notes are prominent. Great nose.

T: Chocolate, coffee with cream and sugar, bourbon...lots of bourbon, some scotch-like peat charcters. The bourbon notes really are huge in this one, which is a good thing in my opinion. Fair amount of boozy ethanol as well. Very tasty but mostly barrel notes, the base beer isnt very prominent.

M/D: Lighter body for the style, a touch thin, moderate carbonation, drinkability is good.

O: Overall, a really tasty beer. A bit thin, but great barrel notes. Glad I got to try this one.

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Just bottled 2013
12oz bottle via snifter

A: An assertive pour resulted in a large light colored head that dissipated at an average rate. Head did not have the dark oily look I prefer in big stouts. Beer itself a very dark brown almost black.

S: Bourbon up front then sweet dark fruits and molasses. Smells excellent!

T: Bourbon... smooth bourbon slowly gives way to its stout flavors.

M: lighter than other big BBS and perhaps slightly more carbonated as well.

O: WOW! One of my highest rated beers. I usually dislike stouts with too forward a bourbon flavor or lighter body. Yet, I love this beer! somehow the balance is perfect and these characteristics do not detract from it in the slightest. A MUST try for any lover of barrel Aged Stout!

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.