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

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

412 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 412
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%


Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 03-22-2007)
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Reviews by knepper:
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knepper

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 4

This is an interesting one. I like giant, motor-oil thick, roasty (but not acrid), imperial stouts; this isn't one of them. Off the bat, I was incredibly disappointed. It pours a thin, dark brown to black, with a thin, coca-cola like head. Mouthfeel is thin and there isn't a whole lot of roast to speak of.

Here's the thing. This beer showcases bourbon and cherry and pushes "stout" to a secondary characteristic. It drinks more like a gourmet soda or even a rich red wine; balanced, unassuming, and relaxed. The flavor is reminiscent of a fresh tart cherry soaked in vanilla-infused bourbon that has been dusted in cocoa.

While it isn't exactly my kind of beer, its good in its own unique way. Expectations weren't met but i did appreciate the offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 01:40:15 | More by knepper
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.