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

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.26 w/ 2,569 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:
#710
Reviews:
699
Ratings:
2,569
Liked:
2,424
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
8.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
429
Gots:
873
Trade:
92
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4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage

A - pours near black with almost a finger of lighy mocha head, so so lacing and retention.

S - sweet cocoa, vanilla, oaky bourbon

T - wow, superbly rich with cocoa and vinalla. Really nicely balanced with the sweet oaky boozyness.

M - medium bodied, relatively light bodied. Decent carb but still fairly smooth

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First tasted on August 13, 2013. Tasted again on December 3, 2016.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle to tulip. 2012 vintage. Consumed 8/6/2013.

A: This pours thick, yields a dark brown to black body, lighter brown at the edges. This was not a vigorous pour, but the tan cap was very thin. Weak alcohol legs. Very little patchy lacing.

S: Oak (vanilla) and whiskey dominate the aroma. Caramel, raisin too, with chocolate lingering in the background.

T: Even cold, the alcohol burn is strong on this one. Vanilla as well, giving way to dark fruit.

M: Dry finish, surprising for the style. Medium carbonation and body.

I agree with several past reviewers - this is a whiskey-forward brew. (If this beer offers "hints" of bourbon, then I've been using the word incorrectly for 30 years.) There is a pleasant "milk duds" aroma, but I found the alcohol burn harsh on the palate even with 8 months of age. The subdued nuance of a good kentucky bourbon is lacking. It is not as refined as KBS, despite being 9.5% instead of 11.7%.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 2,569 ratings
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