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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BA SCORE
86
very good

562 Ratings
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 136
Gots: 138 | FT: 17
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on 3/6/11, reviewed from notes. Thanks to mnbearsfan for this as an extra in a trade:

A: a dark brown with a half finger of head.

S: Bourbon and cherry smells intermingle. Smells mostly sweet with a cherry tart smell.

T: Lots of bourbon up front, then the malty stout flavor. Finishes with a surprising tart/sweet cherry kick in the end. Intriguing.

M: Taste a little thin for a stout. However, for a bourbon barrel, lots of carbonation.

O: A deeply enjoyable unique experience. Sweetness is put in its place with the dark malts of the stout. Look forward to trying another straight cherry stout.

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

Just had the Tyranena Cherry Porter... Might as well follow it up with another incredibly badass extra from my trade with Abents... Thanks Adam.. another brew that was pretty much completely off my radar.. poured into my Chimay goblet.

The label doesn't look like the BA pic anymore.. it's a nice red foil background now....

3/4" tan head doesn't really stick around that long.. but still leaves great lace.. the brew in the glass is black.

Nose is a nice complex mash-up of vanilla.. cherries.. chocolate and other expected big stout aromas..

Flavor is fantastic.. the cherries and wood aging add a great dimension to a lighter flavored RIS.. plenty of bourbon still makes it mark.. and the cherries sorta make it whole.. vanilla.. chocolate.. cherry.. and a little bit of coffee make for a wonderful and surprisingly complex stout.. Not as much traditional RIS flavors as I would expect... I think a slightly fuller flavored base beer would do a bit to further this brew to the next rung.. the barrels only show as a slightly tannic component that I could easily be missing as cherry skin.. the body is maybe lighter than expected, but the carbonation is smooth as silk.. nice all around.. but I was sorta hoping for a little more "uummph" all around.. still it goes down pretty easily.. and has plenty of interest that makes me want another sip.

Another round of applause goes out to Adam.. Hopefully you're my much needed Badger State connection.

4's across the board.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.