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

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 53
Gots: 117 | 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:
Beer added by: tourdot on 07-15-2013

Cherrywood smoked Scotch ale aged in used 12 year old bourbon barrels.
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Ratings: 512 | Reviews: 73
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4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served into an Ikea brandy snifter. Appearance is nearly black with tinges of amber. There is a small brown head that fades quickly.

Smell is really interesting. There's a dark fruity sweetness that reminds me of red wine, and lots of oaky booziness. There's some weird tartness that actually smells a lot like blue cheese. In fact, once I've made that connection, blue cheese is all I can smell here. Which is actually really awesome - I love blue cheese. :)

Taste has lots of dark fruitiness. The blue cheesy tartness is still there, but less prevalent than on the nose. Lots of booziness that works really well with the flavors.

Mouthfeel is absolutely perfect - nice and thick, but not syrupy.

Overall, this was just an incredible beer. Maybe it's just that I haven't had any other bourbon barrel aged scotch ales, but this really blew me away! Thanks a lot to coirm for the bottle!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, 2013 notch on side, poured into Huna snifter.

Opaque, ruby-tinged elixir, thin khaki head quickly dissipates to thin rim, wisps of lacing.

Very complex blend of toffey, licorice, vanilla and bourbon. Oakey background.

Bourbon up front but not overpowering, smooths as the brew warms. Sweet caramel, vanilla, malt and oak body. Nice.

Medium body and carbonation. Smooth.

Another well done brew by CW.

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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

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