Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mjn5036:
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. This one pours an alarming brown color - dark leather, earth and coca-cola. Not the color I was expecting for a stout... Pour gives way to a small, cocoa powder colored head that does not retain for very long.
Bourbon barrel aging is noticeable on the nose which is pleasant. Oak and roasted grains work well together in this one. Cherry is also quite noticeable, something that a lot of other cherry beers in this or similar styles fail to hit the mark.
Taste starts off sour and bitter. Sour cherries blended with molasses, caramel and roasted flavors. The sour fruit kind, while fairly weak in its own right, sort of takes over and overpowers the typical stout flavors.
This is my first cherry stout (that is supposed to have cherry characteristics anyway...) and to be honest it is not really doing it for me... There are plenty of complex flavors working together here but they just don't seem to mesh all that well in this beer. Mouthfeel is decent enough - medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2011 03:00:18 | More by mjn5036
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3.96/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Another one thanks to Tom P. 10/11 vintages side by side.
No head, dark murky molasses color
Nose nice dark choc, caramel, hint of balotin cherry, very light vanilla barrel, the older is a bit more soft and less cherry.
Taste semi sweet, little choc, plenty of balotin cherry real balotin but not super cherry like, light barrel, nice choc on the back end, mild bitterness too, little cocoa nib. Age is again a little flatter in the taste.
Somewhat flat too, med to fuller bod, mild booze.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 03:05:44 | More by jlindros
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.