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

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Ratings: 1,958
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 375
Gots: 608 | FT: 65
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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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of clewis901 pours a hazed brown color with a light tan head. Nice lacing and average retention.

Nose is an awesome combo of bourbon, wood, vanilla and toffee. Very nice.

Taste has a TON of bourbon and wood notes. The malt is lighter than I thought and the alcohol very smooth. It is a really nice beer. Quite a bit better than the regular CW BBB. The sweetness gives it a nice balanced feel. Vanilla/coconut undertones come out as it warms. Tasty stuff!

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage into Teku

A- Pours black with dark brown hues on the edges with a small tan head that recedes quickly, leaving no lacing.

S- The aroma is primarily of sweet dark fruits, vanilla, and bourbon. Prunes and figs are extremely prevalent, as well as molasses, some caramel, and a hint of booze.

T- The flavor is mostly of dark malt, charred oak, and some of the dark fruits and vanilla found in the nose. This is tasty, but a little disappointing considering I had heard great things.

M- The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a BA stout, pretty carbonated, and a bit of booze.

O- Overall this is a solid, but unspectacular BA stout. With how good their BA barleywine was I was expecting more. Hopefully the 2011 vintage I have has improved with age.

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Appearance- Pours thick and dark with a one finger tan head that recedes quickly but leaves nice lacing.

Smell- The smell is sweet bourbon, very pleasant. I also pick up some vanilla and a little bit of oak.

Taste- Dangerously smooth, Alcohol is hidden very well with just a little booze upon swallowing. Like the nose, strong bourbon flavor without the burn, some vanilla and roasty char in the background.

Mouthfeel- Nice body and a slick feeling in the mouth. Just slightly low on the carbonation.

Overall- Very nice bourbon stout. Extremely smooth. Smell and taste aren't very complex but they are still are great for this beer.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,958 ratings.