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

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BA SCORE
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496 Ratings
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 42
Gots: 109 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tourdot on 07-15-2013

Cherrywood smoked Scotch ale aged in used 12 year old bourbon barrels.
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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dheldman
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shredder83
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZepHead80
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of will_eye_e
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of guityler83
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep woody brown, almost leather looking appearance - very dark beer. Small cream colored head that subsided quickly but left spotty lacing on the edge of the glass.

S: Vanilla, wood, toasted coconut, and big barrel character. Dates, prunes and sweet toffee malt character with deep melenoidin and caramelized brown sugar . Very well blended and delicious nose. wow.

T: Very similar to the aroma and thats a good thing. Vanilla, toffee, caramelized sugar and prunes - all in moderate levels and well developed. Prunes and raisins with deep caramel flavors that don’t come of overly sweet - just perfect. Bitterness is mild with no hop flavor. Bourbon is mellow and natural tasting with the other flavors.

M: Mild carbonation with a big body. Alcohol warmth is moderate with a sticky mouthfeel. A slight bit of tingly bourbon in the cheeks.

O: Fantastic, fantastic beer. Deep malt complexity with a natural bourbon barrel flavor blended in and vanilla character taking center stage. CW again and again blows me away.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 12oz bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours just a light cream colored ring. Beer is dark mahogany. Lacing is patchy and stringy with good stick. Average.

Nose is very bourbon forward. Hints of molasses, caramel, booze, raisin, prunes, and other dried dark fruit. Deep and very aromatic.

Opens raisin, prunes, bourbon and molasses. Sweet and syrupy on the palate with a sparkle of booze. Some oak, tobacco, and the slightest bit of char towards the back end. More dark fruit at the finish with a brown sugar and molasses aftertaste. Delicious!

Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and slick in the mouth and goes down warm and rich. Messy finish with a lingering but subtle aftertaste. Really spot on.

Central Waters continues to impress on every level. This is easily one of the best beers in the style.

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilDaBrewer
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.