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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

499 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 128
Gots: 136 | 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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robear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%

05-24-2014 16:58:32 | More by robear
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-20-2012 13:11:41 | More by 3Hops
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gkunkle

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a black body under a rocky tan foamy head. Te head retention isn't spectacular, it quickly becomes a slight ring around my wine glass. The aroma is slightly roasty with a touch of cherry and alcohol. The taste is smooth and sweet. I get sweet malt flavors in the first half of the taste, followed by some cherry as it crests the tongue along with a bit of the barrel flavor. Mouthfeel is medium, with mellow carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer, but among a field of cherry stouts I wouldn't pick this as my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 05:55:20 | More by gkunkle
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readbaron

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to goodstrongbeer for sharing this one at a tasting.

A- Dark, redish brown, and looks thin with no head to speak of.

S - Perfection - sour cherry with a good dose of bourbon, not overpowering on the booze, just a pleasant sweetness. Finishes with malty sweet notes.

T - Taste is all tart cherry - not a lot of bourbon or stout. Unfortunately, the tart cherry flavor and sweet bourbon do not meld well.

M - A bit thin, but still quite nice. Carbonation is a bit on the low side, but that's how I like my stouts.

O - Not bad - unusual - something I'd like to try again.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 21:18:35 | More by readbaron
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-07-2012 02:55:31 | More by Brown120
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-12-2012 03:42:41 | More by AaronBurr
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5%

03-21-2014 02:42:48 | More by Joecaddie
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-11-2012 01:46:57 | More by redliner8
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-15-2013 21:20:35 | More by JALIEN
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abrand

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass. This was bottled about 6 months ago.

Pours a cola color with a quick fading dark head that leaves no retention. Not nearly as dark as most stouts. Aromas are mostly bourbon with some sweet undertones. Not overpowering. Didn't pick up an cherry on the nose. Taste is decent. Pretty easy drinking for the high ABV. Not nearly as complex as other bourbon barreled stouts. Pretty straight forward with malts, some sweetness, and a chocolate presence. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall this was just alright. Not nearly what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 04:04:03 | More by abrand
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

At first it pours a bitch black with a foamy head that dissipates soon clinging to the edge. Then as I see sit up against my brown leather chair, the snifter turns to a dark brown with ruby hues, pretty cool. 2013

My first impression of the smell is of chocolate covered cherries in nougat. As I relax collecting it all in, I'm getting sweet malt, oak and ever so bourbon now...wait...red cherry tartness.

Picking up on bourbon right away in welcoming fashion. The tartness (sour if you will, maybe) follows behind. Sweet malt not very strong lends marginally with the tart.

Relatively a thin stout, but I can appreciate this. Moderate carbonation with a brightness to it. The tongue almost feels numb from the tartness. Easy to drink and pleasant.

A lingering flavor of red cherry that brings me back to my youth when I used to sneak into my neighbors yard to climb their cherry tree and indulge. Well, nothing artificial for me here. I'm a bit surprised at marginal reviews for this but I love it and look forward to letting a few sit and see how they evolve. I'm trying this based on the recent BBBW and Peruvian from Central Waters. Man, everything has been solid. I say great job and glad you guys distribute here. Nice to have you as a neighbor.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 03:21:19 | More by joeseppy
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NSK79

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-22-2013 05:42:39 | More by NSK79
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2014 15:04:44 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-28-2012 14:39:04 | More by ninner00
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mobius387

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage

appearance: dark brown with a small sudsy brown head

aroma: hints of chocolate, bourbon, and cherry, but i cant help but think it smells a bit like socks? maybe im making that up, but either way, very light nose for a BA beer

palate: very light and smooth, nice finish

taste: strong cherries hit the tongue first, but not overly sweet. some mild chocolate/stouty flavors, then at the end you get the bourbon flavors. nice robust flavor profile

overall: a very good beer, but not the best of CW bourbon barrel line. still, definitely worth a pick up. very smooth, pretty tasty, and not the big bodied beer its brothers (BBS and BBBW) are. thanks again CW for another great offering!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 23:17:13 | More by mobius387
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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-11-2014 14:05:16 | More by TechBrew
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gio540

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-13-2014 17:29:56 | More by gio540
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Parrotbeak

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy mahogany, with a thin white head that fades gradually.
Smell is fairly heavy bourbon accompanied by some roasty malts up front, with some chocolate and cherries. Some caramel in there as well. Slight burn in the nose from the alcohol.
Taste is bourbon intertwined with cherries, followed directly by some caramelly malts. Finish is sweet and sugary.
Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, with a touch of carbonation. Medium body.
Decent drinkability. This is the first bourbon barrel aged cherry stout I've had, and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about the blending of the bourbon flavors with the cherry flavors. It was better than I expected, but then again, I wasn't blown away by any means. The alcohol presence was fairly assertive, but definitely not overpowering.
Very interesting beer regardless.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 02:05:42 | More by Parrotbeak
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JOrtt

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-09-2014 02:50:51 | More by JOrtt
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased last Summer in Madison. Cherry coke looking appearance with a fluffy slow rising beige froth. Airy bubbling in the head.

Cherry, vanilla, chocolate aroma

Big cherry on the nose, with the stout just behind. A touch sour from the cherry, and possibly the bourbon barrell. A little tart, which carries through the flavor spectrum. Once the tartness subsides, a subtle oaky stout comes out.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 00:42:44 | More by RustyDiamond
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-19-2013 02:40:18 | More by cwelsh55
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-21-2014 23:06:40 | More by ToddBeans
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mcc1654

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2013 04:39:18 | More by mcc1654
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DersOne

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-26-2012 15:48:28 | More by DersOne
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mhksuccess

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-27-2014 20:01:21 | More by mhksuccess
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.