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

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch AleBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 43
Gots: 110 | 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:
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 MDDMD
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown color with a hint of red, decent light tan head with good lacing

S-toffee, caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla, very fragrant

T-caramel malt, toffee, nutty, vanilla, well-integrated bourbon

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and rich

O-enjoyed this a lot, right up there with Backwoods Bastard

Photo of baybum
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of errantnight
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking dark, dark brown with moderate head and retention and no real lacing to speak of.

Aroma yields deep, roast and caramel notes, almost a char with a big honey and vanilla sweetness through the middle.

A bit thin on the body, which lessens the impact, although despite being a touch watery this does have an elegant, lingering finish. Warming and a touch bitter at the finish behind a wall of complex sugars, vanillin, and dried fruit.

Really nice, a touch more body would elevate this.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sweemzander
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a deep chestnut brown color. Minimal tan froth.

(S)- A big nutty toffee and boozy barrel aroma. A great underlying sweetness. Ever so slightly leathery on the finish.

(T)- A superb nutty toffee and leather that meets a deep sweet yet spiced oaky barrel character. Sexy.

(M)- Just a super sexy mouthfeel. Extremely smooth for the style and extremely well balanced despite its ABV and barrel aging. Just the right amount of carbonation. Very dynamic.

(O)- An absolutely killer BA scotch ale. Easily might be the best in the style I have had thus far. . . maybe even better than Founders Backwoods Bastard, but to confirm I might have to do a side by side

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured a deep reddish brown/black with a finger of off white head, slight bit of lacing left behind. huge vanilla/oak aroma, molasses, bourbon, wet pecans, butterscotch, toffee. my good lord this tastes like a syrupy worther's candy drink.. delicious toffee/butterscotch flavor, tons of vanilla and oak, a nice bourbon overall flavor - this is a fantastic tasting beer. medium body (finally a scotch ale that doesn't feel watered down) with a low amount of carbonation.

one of my favorites of the style i've ever had a chance to try. a delicious sweet candy-like liquid bliss of a beer. do not let this one out of your sight, if you see it buy it.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.