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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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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up after getting to sample 1414 at a local liquor store. The owner of CW did the tasting, and let me say he was super cool. Allowed everyone several sample pours from the growler of 1414 he brought along, was very friendly, and overall made a fantastic impression. Can't wait to go and visit the brewery.

BBCS pours a deep black with a redish tint when held to light.

The smell nearly made me pitch a tent. Delicious bourbon with a sweet cherry nose. I like.

Taste is also great, starting with a strong cherry flavor that moves into the mild bourbon finish. It would be nice if the stout held it's own a little more, but I didn't really expect it to in a beer aged in bourbon barrels with 80lbs of cherries added to each barrel.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. I don't understand the criticism of the cherry flavor. If you don't like cherry flavors, don't get a cherry stout. They use real cherries (AND LOTS OF THEM), so saying that it tastes fake is just plain dumb. This beer has simply strengthened by admiration for Central Waters.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 23:41:37 | More by thebigredone
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.