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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

313 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 313
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%


Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cherrywood smoked Scotch ale aged in used 12 year old bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: tourdot on 07-15-2013)
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09-22-2013 02:04:42 | More by will1256
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

super solid extra from an IP swap recently. enjoyed from a central waters snifter.

a - brew pours a watery crimson brown. real nice reddish highlights when held to the light. the khaki colored head was gone as fast as it formed and lacing was spotty.

s - nose is really nice with lush caramel and toffee. barrel adds some hints of chocolate, but leads with the nougat.

t/m - taste is rich and full. my mouth coats with a boozy tingle as the toffee and caramel dominates my taste buds. the beer is chewy and wonderful.

o - overall, excellent beer. a great take on a great style. would love to have more of this.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this awesome brew from BeerFM Andy many months ago. Rock on!

Served in a Boulevard tulip.

A: Poured a dark, bark brown color, with some ruby poking through around the edges. Head? We don't need no stinking head! However, we got one…….. about 1/8 head worth.

S: Chewy, caramely, nougat center in this bourbon, coconut-infused bad boy. Nice! This was a caramel tiramisu.

T: So smooth and delectable, with a strong bourbon character that played section leader to the rest of the trumpet section. Bourbon, grape juice, and tons of malty goodness.

M: More carbonation than I was expecting, but that made it all the more drinkable. Think Winter Warmer. Nothing sweet or cloying.

O: I loves me some BBA Scotch Ales! This was truly an awesome one!

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S - Extremely scotchy and peat aromas, rich molasses, malty boozy aromas, oak, vanilla. Smell is a bit faint overall but wonderful.

T - Caramel, mollases, scotch, peat really really wonderful - i almost get a raisin like taste as well. As the initial sweetness begins to subside oak vanilla and a bit of boozyness take shape. The initial sweetness taste is probably damn near a 5. The boozy/oaky/vanilla give it a relatively (key word) clean finish. Doesnt linger too long, alcohol is minimally warming but does not burn in any way. This is just fantastic.

M - Thick, creamy, minimally carbonated. Soooo friggin good. The lingering taste on my lips begs for another sip.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.