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

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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

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.

The brewery's most highly sought after beer, this imperial stout is aged to perfection in oak bourbon barrels. Look for this tasty teat to contain hints of bourbon and vanilla with roasted overtones that is [sic] sure to please any connoisseur's palate. Serve at cellar temperature from a snifter glass and enjoy this expression of out passion for brewing.

Added by Skidz on 05-28-2004

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

12 oz bottle courtesy of clewis901 pours a hazed brown color with a light tan head. Nice lacing and average retention.

Nose is an awesome combo of bourbon, wood, vanilla and toffee. Very nice.

Taste has a TON of bourbon and wood notes. The malt is lighter than I thought and the alcohol very smooth. It is a really nice beer. Quite a bit better than the regular CW BBB. The sweetness gives it a nice balanced feel. Vanilla/coconut undertones come out as it warms. Tasty stuff!

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

2012 vintage into Teku

A- Pours black with dark brown hues on the edges with a small tan head that recedes quickly, leaving no lacing.

S- The aroma is primarily of sweet dark fruits, vanilla, and bourbon. Prunes and figs are extremely prevalent, as well as molasses, some caramel, and a hint of booze.

T- The flavor is mostly of dark malt, charred oak, and some of the dark fruits and vanilla found in the nose. This is tasty, but a little disappointing considering I had heard great things.

M- The mouthfeel is a bit thin for a BA stout, pretty carbonated, and a bit of booze.

O- Overall this is a solid, but unspectacular BA stout. With how good their BA barleywine was I was expecting more. Hopefully the 2011 vintage I have has improved with age.

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

Appearance- Pours thick and dark with a one finger tan head that recedes quickly but leaves nice lacing.

Smell- The smell is sweet bourbon, very pleasant. I also pick up some vanilla and a little bit of oak.

Taste- Dangerously smooth, Alcohol is hidden very well with just a little booze upon swallowing. Like the nose, strong bourbon flavor without the burn, some vanilla and roasty char in the background.

Mouthfeel- Nice body and a slick feeling in the mouth. Just slightly low on the carbonation.

Overall- Very nice bourbon stout. Extremely smooth. Smell and taste aren't very complex but they are still are great for this beer.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 2,632 ratings