Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thebigredone:
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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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.