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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
-
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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle generously provided as an extra by brian23456, thanks Brian!

2010 bottling.

A - Pours a pretty dark brown, surprisingly light for a double stout. The head is about a finger's worth tall with low retention. The lacing is some of the most non-existent I've seen on any beer; after sipping halfway through, it looks like my glass is almost completely clean.

S - The smell is foremost focused on caramel and vanilla, it smells more like a slight funk than having any defined cherry characteristics. Some slight acetone notes that give off a slightly unpleasant nail polish smell, but they are subtle.

T - As in the nose, I'm getting a lot of the vanilla and some slight oak moreso than the bourbon in this beer. Fortunately, the acetone is mitigated here and the stout seems to shine through and give off some nice chocolate flavors that help the overall profile. The cherries here aren't tart and in my opinion, come through almost solely in the finish. I would've liked to see them play a bigger role here. Alcohol is present in the little acetone that remains, but it's still unfortunately a deterrent.

M - Mouthfeel is relatively thin with moderately low carbonation. Pretty smooth and leaves a bourbon-filled finish.

D - Drinkability is moderate. I think this beer is trying to do a bit too much while failing to flesh out the individual qualities that make up this beer. The bourbon isn't very noticeable until the end when all the other flavors fall out, the cherries contribute a somewhat medicinal taste, and the stout is too thin doesn't have enough of the base beer shining through.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 03:09:48 | More by nhindian
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.