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

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1,627 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 342
Gots: 502 | FT: 56
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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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Fcolle2

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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013

Pours dark brown pretty much black in color with a thin tan head that retains nicely.

Smell has some aromas of dark fruit, oak, and bourbon forward before a milder caramel and toffee like malt cuts through the sharp barrel and bourbon flavors. A fair amount of booze on the back end.

Taste follows the nose with bourbon and lots of oak forward. Oak persists into te rich caramel and toffee malt. Slight roasted flavors and lots of booze on the back end.

Mouthfeel is good. Thinner then I was expecting but not to thin. Mild carbonation and some dryness from the oak.

Overall this was good but I had a 2011 that was aged a year and it did amazing things. Hoping the same will come from this, the rest are going in the cellar

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 22:18:24 | More by Fcolle2
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Illinois

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Damian

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fluid oz bottle
Vintage: 2012
Served in a snifter
Big thanks to surge1311 for including this as an extra in our trade.

The beer poured dark brown and slightly thin for the style. A tight, creamy, one-finger tall, khaki colored head topped the liquid and quickly faded to a thick ring. Spotty streaks of lacing clung to the glass.

The nose was quite amazing. Bourbon notes dominated. There was an intense oaky/barrel character. Rather sweet overall with a robust caramel and roasted malt presence. Vanilla bean came through strong. Loads of semi-sweet chocolate and brown sugar. Somewhat fudge-like. Slightly nutty. Hints of raisins were also detectible.

Compared to the nose, the flavor profile was a bit underwhelming. Roasted malts appeared on the front end. Loads of bourbon. In this case, the bourbon was more harsh than in the aroma. Strong oak/tannin notes. Vanilla came through in the center. Good dose of brown sugar-like sweetness as well. The finish was boozy and rather hot.

The beer was smooth and creamy on the palate but perhaps a bit thinner than anticipated. A fine, moderate effervescence lent the liquid a soft mouthfeel.

Central Water's Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout is an intense and super bourbon-forward brew that smelled simply amazing but lacked a bit of complexity in the flavor profile. Regardless, this is an impressive cold weather sipper and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.