Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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4.26/5
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2,606 Ratings
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American-style stout aged for 1 year in used 12 year bourbon barrels.

Added by Skidz on 05-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#738
Reviews:
706
Ratings:
2,606
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
428
Gots:
883
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,606 |  Reviews: 706
Photo of Raime
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckeegan04
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vikingpillager
3.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting more from this given how fantastic the Brewer's Reserve BA Barleywine was, but this was a bit of a let down. Pale head, recedes quickly, and the overall taste is watery. Definitely lacking the booziness that I'm used to in an imperial BA stout.

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Photo of edmod2001
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd34
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curt3
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dexterk1
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GreenMind
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSU_Swit
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth taste and not too boozy.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours almost black, no head or lacing, just a small ring.
S: Barrel, malts, coffee, vanilla, and a hint of leather.
T: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla and just a touch of booze.
F: Medium bodied, little carbonation.
O: I reviewed this a couple of years ago and I wasn't impressed by it. Maybe I had a bad one, my I had something big and potent before I had it. Who knows. This is another outstanding BBA brew from Central Waters. My apologies to to the Brewster.

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andrew1975
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with lackluster head, smells boozy w/ a hint of sweetness, bold taste from the oak of the bourbon barrels but smooth sweet finish, heavy mouth feel.

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Photo of champ103
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a pretty much opaque black color. At first a two finger tan head rises and recedes in a minute. A small tan cap sticks around throughout. Light lace is left as well.
S: Big roasted malts intermingle with the barrel. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and deep oak aromas. Really well done and well balanced.
T: Again, roast is big up front initially. Then that deep wood/oak flavor takes over. Mixed with vanilla, chocolate, toffee, light coffee. Everything is in excellent balance.
M/O: A big full body with good carbonation. Not overly viscous, and supper smooth. A warming and really enjoyable bourbon barrel aged stout. One I am loving and wanting more of.

This is an excellent and classic example of a Bourbon Barrel aged stout that has been around forever. One that is fairly easy to get in its distribution area, and just all around excellent. Central Waters really does darker styles well.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon Barrel stout pours black with a small lacing head. Aroma is Oakey, lots of bourbon. Flavor is very Oakey lots of bourbon and hints of sharp malts. Good body and feel. Overall a top barrel aged stout.

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Photo of spav
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FlaviusG
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BKizzles
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kurtncall
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 2,606 ratings
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