Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +12.3%
As I go through what has to be about my 4th case of this beer I have had in my lifetime it occurs to my why not review it, especially when it is by far the best it has ever been this year!
Pours a almost black, light shines the brown on the sides, looks great lets dig in!
Smell, very sweet for a barrel stout, Vanilla is number 1 for sure, followed by bourbon, caramel, dark fruit, smells great lets go a step further shall we....
taste is also dominated by vanilla, bourbon and caramel. A little roastyness from the satin solstice come through in the finish.
Mouthfeel here is where I disagree with most reviews, It coats my mouth, sure it has a semi dry finish but that just keeps me coming back for more! Silky and smoot, not thick but certainly not thin!
Well at 9.69/4pack if you see it get it!, I know it is more in other areas but still only a dollar or two.... You are not gonna top that value and well you pay that price for 4 bottles not one 22oz bomber! Lets support our breweries who recognize that beer like this belong in this format, now stop my reading my awesome review and drink it up you fools!
01-19-2013 03:55:52 | More by nickapalooza86
4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
A: Pours a dark, slick black with little head. Lots of alcohol lacing.
S: Big bourbon notes. Lots of vanilla and oak. A really nice aroma on this one.
T: Nice bourbon and caramel flavor up front. Malt, bitter chocolate and vanilla follow.
M: Fair carbonation, a bit thin bodied actually. Very drinkable for the ABV.
O: A very nice bourbon barrel stout and fairly readily available. I could use a bit more mouthfeel, but I'd definitely seek this one out again.
01-19-2013 02:09:11 | More by vonnegut21
4.55/5 rDev +7.6%
A - a bit of a jet black with some brown tinges towards the top near the bubbly head that dissipates quickly after a pour; surprisingly carbonated but that goes away quick; minimal lacing
S - roasted malts; bourbon; chocolate; burnt sugar; a touch of coffee; vanilla; a bit of coconut; some oak
T - vanilla chocolate bourbon glory; the roasted malts are present again; oak and earth; really tasty hints of maple syrup; roasted oats; caramel; maybe some raisin or plum; that subtle touch of coffee
M - it's a bit thin for sure given the complexity and style, but it still has that thick, boozy stout thing going for it; it's medium-heavy; exceptionally smooth but as it compares to BCBS, better be at only 9.5%; easy carbonation
O - the vanilla-chocolate flavors with the bourbon barrel aging are decadent and delicious; this is the kind of bourbon barrel stout that you can actually drink more than one of; I'm a big fan...this is smooth, easy-drinking, and downright delicious in flavor.
01-18-2013 02:15:10 | More by SkeeterBoganski
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,664 ratings.