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
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.