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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

386 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 36
Gots: 90 | 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:
Cherrywood smoked Scotch ale aged in used 12 year old bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: tourdot on 07-15-2013)
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dar482

New York

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
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

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
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-19-2014 23:59:32 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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osant37

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-17-2014 20:55:14 | More by osant37
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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JoeMans

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-16-2014 18:23:54 | More by JoeMans
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Vermonthiker

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-16-2014 10:49:31 | More by Vermonthiker
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JohnnyWasa

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-15-2014 01:21:45 | More by JohnnyWasa
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Mplsmetro57

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-14-2014 16:05:24 | More by Mplsmetro57
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-14-2014 03:48:49 | More by BarrelAgedG
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NateSharpless

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-11-2014 03:48:42 | More by NateSharpless
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-10-2014 01:15:31 | More by CavemanRamblin
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sunofneurot

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-09-2014 00:55:03 | More by sunofneurot
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-08-2014 01:26:14 | More by sneaks2210
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fischgaard

South Dakota

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
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-06-2014 01:58:55 | More by RKing44
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DanforthPewter

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-05-2014 07:21:55 | More by DanforthPewter
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WI-Beer-Man

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-03-2014 02:16:42 | More by WI-Beer-Man
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metter98

New York

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
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2014 20:39:06 | More by smithj4
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-02-2014 19:14:57 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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campfirebrew

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-02-2014 02:13:30 | More by campfirebrew
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BoozerBrad

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

08-01-2014 02:21:06 | More by BoozerBrad
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ksimons

New York

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
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timotao

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-26-2014 20:57:42 | More by timotao
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.