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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 51
Gots: 115 | FT: 13
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Herky21
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.38/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of deonreds
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arlingtonjoe
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JackNip
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PhilDaBrewer
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
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

Photo of TheArtOfWort
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of mattreitz49
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of cheesy26
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of PVMT
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of pagriley
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014 vintage
A - Pours so dark it almost looks like a stout - just a hint of deep mahogany when held up to the light. No head or lacing but thick syrupy legs
S - Bourbon and sweet malt dominate. Hints of toasted nuts and maple syrup from the roasted malts
T - bourbon and malt again. getting more complex flavors as it warms, but this is a malt bourbon bomb
M - thick and creamy, almost syrupy in mouth feel.

Absolutely perfect - my favorite beer... ever.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of dmb987
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tappangordo
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.