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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

431 Ratings
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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 38
Gots: 101 | FT: 15
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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4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, leaving slight lacing

S- Bourbon jumps out followed by peaty malts, vanilla, caramel

T- Bourbon up front. Dark fruits, caramel and peaty malts are present in the middle of the taste. Long lasting bourbon/malt finish

M- A wee bit thin but low carbonation leads to a smooth mouthfeel

O- Another great brew from Central Waters barrel program. This is a very good BA scotch ale that with a little more body would be terrific. I will gladly pick up a case this year and seek it out again next year.

tourdot, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Griffith, Today at 01:17 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

BGsWo22, Thursday at 12:10 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

vande, Wednesday at 04:22 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

bowzer4birdie, Oct 13, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -1.9%

2013 bottle as a trade extra. Pours murky brown amber color with a small off white head that recedes quickly. Beautiful bourbon aroma with plenty of vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is lots of brown sugar, raisins, vanilla and marshmallow finish, bourbon, toffee, oak, a tad of metallic oxidization. Big body, some booziness, medium plus carbonation, smooth long finish. Nice brew and deserved love in the style.

BMMillsy, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Brabander, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ja09, Oct 10, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

exl_90, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

J-Bonestradamus, Oct 05, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -26.5%

Taycro, Oct 05, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

memphischas, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from the bottle into my large snifter.

Appeared a dark brown, nearly black color with a half finger light brown head. Left some nice syrupy looking lacing on my glass.

Smells of vanilla, brown sugar, and a bit of dark fruits.

Taste is heavy on the vanilla (which I love). Also a bit buttery. The barrel aging on this is superb.

Mouthfeel was velvety and smooth. Alcohol was hidden pretty well.

Overall an awesome BA Scotch ale. I love what CW does in their barrels.

TWStandley, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Port_Seat, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Moses_Malone, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MikeCactusGordon, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Kurmaraja, Sep 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Corson, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Mikeluzzjr, Sep 15, 2014
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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.