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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

453 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 41
Gots: 107 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

hilgart1, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

imfrommichigan, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

billab914, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

BYOFB, Oct 05, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the only beer I had more than once at the recent Autumn Brew Review & I ran home with intent to try it out of a bottle. 12 ounces of more CW bliss. I hope.

Dark reddishness flows out of the narrow neck & into a nice glass. Carbonation is very low. Nose has a distinct coconut flair, along with plenty of barrel & an underlying sweetness. Sweet.

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale continues a great tradition; I hope CW never runs out of barrels to stick stuff in. The bourbon is front & center, kicking the snot out of my palate & setting my tongue on fire. Liquid caramel, slight smokiness, sweet malts, oak staves slapping around the inside of my mouth, vanilla. Layers, onion boy. The scotch malts, or whatever they are, set up a serious camp in the back of my throat & just lounge. I've given them squatting rights. Thick enough that I'm loving to sip on this, except that sips shouldn't be two ounces each.

This kicks ass. I can feel the bourbon leaching out of my pores, like after a good garlic pizza, I probably smell like it. The base beer is overshadowed, but it's so good, who cares? Excellent beer; for the equivalent of $6/bomber, how can you beat it?

maximum12, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

rjp217, Oct 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kyledg, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MN_Beerticker, Oct 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bpierso1, Oct 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

bonkers, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Davepoolesque, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Kmlund, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

chippo33, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

cistercian12, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Poured as dark a brown as brown can get with the thinnest tan head that leaves no lacing. There was a small but noticeable amount of sediment. Oak and toffee dominate the nose, with the caramel from the bourbon coming on strong as well. Vanilla and butterscotch in the background, with light mocha detected. Big sweetness all the way down, light heat in the middle. Drinks like molasses, which leaves behind a long aftertaste of toffee. Feels like drinking a melted butterscotch candy. This drinks exactly like what I hope for in a BA wee heavy.

Overall: The beer is perfectly aged, not overbearing with bourbon smell and taste, yet always lingering around. Perfect palate is a great finish to a very well done beer. I loved it.

offthelevel_bytheplumb, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

jplopez21, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ryancl, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

sludgegnome, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

SlightlyGrey, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Drew26, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Hugonaut13, Sep 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DarthGuitarHero, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ShemRahBoo, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

smartassboiler, Sep 22, 2013
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.