Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
The beer comes in a copper reddish rust color.
The aroma has caramel sweetness, sweet dark fruit, slight bourbon, and woodiness.
The flavor follows with the sweetness of bourbon, caramel, and dark fruit in the front. The woodiness of the beer attacks on the middle. A good amount of woody bitterness and drying.
An incredible brew that has lots of similarities to Backwoods Bastards with a hint more mouthfeel and sweetness.
08-20-2014 01:51:14 | More by dar482
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
12 oz bottle at Top Hops from frigde into snifter at bar
Warmed with hands for a while
A- Deep, dark brown
S- Bourbon, Carmel, sweet notes typical of a scotch ale.. amost butter scotch. Smells so good as it warms.
M- Great balance of the bourbon barrel with the base beer. You still get the scotch malts and sweetness, but amplified in the perfect way by the bourbon
M- Creamy and just on the prefect side of heavy
O- This is a great beer. So glad I had it and would always try it again.
08-20-2014 01:33:49 | More by PBRmeasap1980
3.8/5 rDev -9.1%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep brown body. Medium off-white head. Settles to a thin collar.
Smell - Bourbon, but it's kinda light. Oak and vanilla are stronger. Toffee malt. Light butterscotch.
Taste - Bourbon permeates throughout and comes off stronger. Oak also persistent. Sweet toffee flavor. Butterscotch is pretty strong here. A little overwhelming. Finishes woody with a bourbon aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. A little sweet. Slick and creamy. Medium low carbonation.
Overall - It's very slick and the butterscotch flavor almost takes over. The bourbon keeps it pretty interesting, though.
08-17-2014 01:22:56 | More by Alieniloquium
4.58/5 rDev +9.6%
This is a fantastic beer. The bourbon barrels worked overtime on this majestic offering. The nose is as expected with rich toffee and a classic bourbon scent. The smooth, almost creamy beverage is a comfortable on the tongue. The flavor is sweet, with a sense of higher abv than the beer offers. The nice tingle in the back of the mouth is reminiscent of a well aged bourbon. This one is a case purchase and store.
08-07-2014 03:51:00 | More by fischgaard
4.01/5 rDev -4.1%
A: The beer is black when viewed from afar, but upon closer inspection the edges are dark reddish brown when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a a thin tan head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bourbon and vanilla are present in the nose.
T: The initial taste has some flavors of caramelized malts, but most of the taste and the entire finish us dominated by the bourbon.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Slight bits of warming are present in the finish.
O: This beer is really pleasant to drink, but there seems to be a bit too much bourbon and you can't taste much of the scotch ale. It isn't clear how much alcohol is in this beer from the label, but it doesn't get in the way of the taste.
Note: 2014 vintage
08-02-2014 20:46:06 | More by metter98
4.05/5 rDev -3.1%
A-very dark mahogany color with a fingers worth of tan head that leaves a layer of lace around the top
S-lots of bourbon, vanilla sweetness, and caramel malt
T-not as much bourbon in the taste as the smell, very sweet tasting with vanilla and caramel and maybe even a bit of milk chocolate. Not sure what the ABV is on this, but alcohol is well hidden, no alcohol burn.
M-medium to full body, light carbonation
Overall really nice smell, nice body, and a good blend of flavors. Would happily drink again.
07-26-2014 21:56:56 | More by ksimons
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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