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

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4.26/5
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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.

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#744
Reviews:
713
Ratings:
2,622
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 2,622 |  Reviews: 713
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
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of thristybeing
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter. 2017 vintage.

A: Pours very black but has a strange clarity for a stout. Quarter inch light tan head.

S: Carmel bourbon mixed with slight coffee, licorice and roasted malts.

T: Butterscotch up front. Some faint coffee flavors, and a dark fruity quality. A warming feeling in the finish.

M: Full bodied unbelievable stout, one of my favorites.

O: Very nice stout especially if you enjoy bourbon forward beers. I would be put the on your stout bucket list.

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Photo of rypkr
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jenrhart
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

gonna run with the middle of the pack here - just a really good stout. better than average. looks nice. tastes great. everything you'd want to have in a barrel-aged stout without anything being over the top.

pours dark. thin, creamy tan head.

smells of the barrel without it overwhelming the beer. nice touch.

tastes like the bourbon barrel and oak, but that gives way to a nice, roasty stout. always nice when the base beer is good.

medium body with good carbonation.

overall, a nice brew for late fall and early winter.

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 2,622 ratings