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

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

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very good

620 Ratings
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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 136
Gots: 172 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: dirtylou on 03-22-2007

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle from my good friend NFLMVP, to a pint glass. The liquid is a dark brown to black with ok carbonation. The dark tan head is modest yet lasts quite a while and leaves good lace.

The smell is excellent lots of Door County (My Home) tart cherrys washed in chocolate and bourbon. Yum

The taste is great, the stout could have a bit more chocolate but this is one of the best cherry beers I have ever had. The taste is just marvelous. The cherry is perfect just like a cherry pie from Grandma, not too sweet and no medicine after taste. The bourbon works so well, the perfect desert brew.

The mouthfeel is very good, full body and great feeling carbonation.

The drinkability of this brew is excellent. I love it. I wish I had more, can't wait for next years batch.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

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4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 vintage. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Vigorous pour yields a slowly upward cascading .5 finger coarse, beise head that dissipates quickly into a patch of bubbles atop a near opaque, black cherry colored brew. Lacing is sparse and spotty with little cling.

S: Super enticing aroma here. Notes of vanilla, wood, bourbon, cream, candied cherries, and chocolate milk. Also some roasted malt and rich cocoa in the background. Sweet and robust.

T: One sip and I can already tell this is a "sour stout". And I don't like sour stouts... until now I guess. Big roasted malt, chocolate and cherry upfront. The fruit simultaneously sweetens and sours just a touch towards the middle. Perfect complement to the upfront bourbon that develops. Chocolate and booze in the back. Finish is sweet but not overly so. Very good balance. Aftertaste is of wood and liquorice.

M: Medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated, oily in the mouth and smooth going down with just a little bit of heat. Just the tiniest bit rough around the edges. Finishes messy with an aftertaste that lingers just a bit.

D: Probably the surprise of the year so far for me. I fell in love with CW Satin Solstice the first time I had it and this just blows that beer away. An awesome, awesome brew, I wish I had easier access to this. Still, well worth the trouble of acquiring!

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4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Pours black with no highlights at all. Thin off-white head trickles to a thin collar.

Wonderful aroma of bourbon, oak, chocolate, and cherry. A bit of a roasty note, and a whiff of alcohol. I could hold this and smell it all day.

Starts off with a roasty flavor, then develops a nice bourbon and oak flavor. A bit of tart cherry finishes things off. Some chocolate wrapping around everything as it warms. Very complex.

Maybe a bit thin. A good amount of warming alcohol. Very well done.

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12oz bottle.

Poured a dark brown color with red edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, light bourbon, caramel, cherries, chocolate, vanilla, and nuts. Tastes of wood, tart cherries, light bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate.

Notes from: 8/15/07

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