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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

558 Ratings
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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 135
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dmbforever for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Peg's snifter.

A: Very dark brown, essentially opaque but translucent around the edges. Forms a thin tan head that fades quickly to a ring of foam over relatively low visible carbonation.

S: Roasted malts, oak tannins, bourbon behind that, with some chocolate and coffee from the malts. No particular cherry on the nose, but some light tobacco aroma develops as it warms.

T: Roasted malts, oak, and bourbon. Coffee malts and some char from the oak. There's a mild cherry sweetness but it's not prominent at all; only shows up near or at the finish, along with some roasted bitterness and mild residual bourbon. As the beer is allowed to warm though, some bourbon-soaked cherry flavor does reveal itself, but still not a dominant flavor.

M: Medium body, carbonation sensation on the low side, and low alcohol for style.

O: Really not a bad beer - the bourbon fits well into the other characteristics of the beer instead of dominating. But I expected more cherry, so I'm a little disappointed with that. Still, pleasant and certainly worth a try.

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From notes on 4/13/14

Dark body with a slight red hue. Roasted tart aroma. Was slightly afraid of this one since I’m not much of a chocolate covered cherry fan. Actually though, it tastes pretty good. Very enjoyable. It is tart and if you can like that in a dark heavy flavored stout, you’ll probably like this one.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.