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

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
2,537 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
2,537
Reviews:
691
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.83%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
870
For Trade:
91
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,537 |  Reviews: 691
Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of EdwardK77
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Jet black stout under a significant head which dissipates to a pleasant foam ring leaving nice lacing behind.

S- Beyond awesome, caramel and vanilla explosion. Not to mention bourbon and some killer buttery toffee.

T- Extremely well balanced, no booze burn. This is all richness, "I'll just have this for dessert thanks" kind of stout.

M- Medium bodied and really well balanced.

O- This is a fantastic bourbon barrel stout, I'm enjoying it as much as Goose Island BCBS and I'll mark it up some additional points for not being owned by InBev.

 549 characters

Photo of Drew26
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of PappyVans
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BeastLU
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Crowesaddict
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of osant37
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SlothB77
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of PaulsBrew
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of SHerninko
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ArdyExfor
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of IPAIsaac
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jaycase
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of CRon_T
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ackeeper
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BA_Berto
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by me at Bob's tasting.

Pours out a dark, deep black, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, and oak.

The taste is similar. Lots of great flavors. More coconut than typical, from the barrels clearly, with a good amount of chocolate, some cookie dough, vanilla, wood/oak. Less sweet than I thought it would be. Not much in the way of dark fruit flavors.

Medium bodied, but slightly thin for the style. Low carbonation. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable.

Central Waters really knows how to barrel-age. If this was slightly thicker, it would be perfect.

 659 characters

Photo of ncelauro
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of johnnyboy76
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of aubzachsyd
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Lucoli
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,537 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe