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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

349 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 33
Gots: 89 | 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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robear

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

05-24-2014 16:58:49 | More by robear
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d5001986

Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.
2013 vintage.

A: Pours a dark shade of brown with minimal tan head.

S: Bourbon, toffee, caramel, and a little buttery.

T: A nice bourbon presence up front that complements, rather than overpowers. Notes of toffee, coffee, dark fruit, and once again that buttery characteristic.

M: Medium-light body, the CW norm. Normally I would prefer a heavier body, but this is smooth as silk.

O: So drinkable it's crazy. I think I even prefer this to Backwoods Bastard.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 01:52:37 | More by d5001986
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-20-2014 13:25:12 | More by EROCK75
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Matt_Ortiz

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-16-2014 18:29:35 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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Jaycase

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-13-2014 15:54:04 | More by Jaycase
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-12-2014 19:01:43 | More by ackeeper
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-10-2014 07:53:58 | More by zestar
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-06-2014 17:39:55 | More by fenlop54
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-01-2014 22:20:56 | More by MikeWard
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jackmax

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-27-2014 23:50:06 | More by jackmax
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-26-2014 20:41:30 | More by ThrewRedButter
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Shy5

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-24-2014 04:28:34 | More by Shy5
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-21-2014 01:46:46 | More by BeersAndBears
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-19-2014 22:52:22 | More by Rhf9120
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2014 02:13:55 | More by Hopheadhiker
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-11-2014 03:43:30 | More by weonfire
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-03-2014 01:37:18 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-01-2014 22:53:58 | More by markgugs
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cosmicevan

New York

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

super solid extra from an IP swap recently. enjoyed from a central waters snifter.

a - brew pours a watery crimson brown. real nice reddish highlights when held to the light. the khaki colored head was gone as fast as it formed and lacing was spotty.

s - nose is really nice with lush caramel and toffee. barrel adds some hints of chocolate, but leads with the nougat.

t/m - taste is rich and full. my mouth coats with a boozy tingle as the toffee and caramel dominates my taste buds. the beer is chewy and wonderful.

o - overall, excellent beer. a great take on a great style. would love to have more of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:39:10 | More by cosmicevan
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pjkelley82

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-30-2014 21:44:12 | More by pjkelley82
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-29-2014 01:21:46 | More by Jlang2012
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sblanton83

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-20-2014 02:24:50 | More by sblanton83
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dunix

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-19-2014 18:09:09 | More by dunix
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I got this awesome brew from BeerFM Andy many months ago. Rock on!

Served in a Boulevard tulip.

A: Poured a dark, bark brown color, with some ruby poking through around the edges. Head? We don't need no stinking head! However, we got one…….. about 1/8 head worth.

S: Chewy, caramely, nougat center in this bourbon, coconut-infused bad boy. Nice! This was a caramel tiramisu.

T: So smooth and delectable, with a strong bourbon character that played section leader to the rest of the trumpet section. Bourbon, grape juice, and tons of malty goodness.

M: More carbonation than I was expecting, but that made it all the more drinkable. Think Winter Warmer. Nothing sweet or cloying.

O: I loves me some BBA Scotch Ales! This was truly an awesome one!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 01:20:58 | More by Chaney
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep dark rich near black chocolate color, with the slightest hints of red around the outside of my BCBS snifter when held up to the light. A full and perfect, dense finger of mocha colored head still has about a half a finger of depth 5 minutes in. Thick outer ring on top of the slightly dissipated head crawls up the perimeter of the glass.

S - Extremely scotchy and peat aromas, rich molasses, malty boozy aromas, oak, vanilla. Smell is a bit faint overall but wonderful.

T - Caramel, mollases, scotch, peat really really wonderful - i almost get a raisin like taste as well. As the initial sweetness begins to subside oak vanilla and a bit of boozyness take shape. The initial sweetness taste is probably damn near a 5. The boozy/oaky/vanilla give it a relatively (key word) clean finish. Doesnt linger too long, alcohol is minimally warming but does not burn in any way. This is just fantastic.

M - Thick, creamy, minimally carbonated. Soooo friggin good. The lingering taste on my lips begs for another sip.

O - I think I covered this, its frigging fantastic

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:17:25 | More by MacQ32
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.