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

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4.26/5
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2,583 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:
#729
Reviews:
701
Ratings:
2,583
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
428
Gots:
867
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Ratings: 2,583 |  Reviews: 701
Photo of mackeyse
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyRebel
3.41/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of loubrew
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2011 model. This is drinking exceptionally well. Any and all edges have been smoothed out. Not much nose but the flavors are all nearly perfect. Light carbonation but works well. Not sure if this could get better with more age.

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

Photo of jrs3994243
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to garymuchow for this
12 oz bottle, 2014, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a three finger khaki head, nice lacing.

S- Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, some dark fruits, pretty sweet.

T- Bittersweet chocolate, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, faint coffee in the finish.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A nice bourbon barrel aged stout, body is pretty light for the style. I wouldn't hunt this down, but if I could buy bottles near me I would pick this up every year.

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Photo of smittybrew83
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TOM1L21
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MuFugga
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ravenz98
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent mouth feel tan head 2 inches taste of.chocolate vanilla and bourbon alcohol is hidden very well great job here cw

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A good option if you are looking for a basic barrel aged stout in a single person sized bottle. No frills.

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Photo of neurobot01
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage. Cellar temp into a snifter.

Look: pours fairly thick and dark with a nice head that lasts awhile.

Smell: chocolate-covered cherries, mild bourbon, strong vanilla.

Taste: a bit harsh; bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, oak, char. Not especially well-meshed.

Feel: on the thin side, finishes clean with a dry bitterness lingering.

Overall: a decent beer, but not great.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arlo19
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Local Option in Chicago. Compared this side by side with BCBBS.

Aroma is great, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is good and oaky but some fusel off flavor in aftertaste. Mouthfeel is good. Overall very solid, would like to try more from this brewery.

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Photo of moarmare
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark oily brown with a brown head. Lacing is left behind but the bulk of the head does die down to a ring. Good clarity for such a dark beer, or shall I say there is no haze or sediment.

Aroma has malty cocoa, toffee and of course big time boozy bourbon. Vanilla comes to mind as does dark chocolate and smores.

Lots of malty bourbon in the flavor, oak is big and the blended barrel notes carry the right flavor across. Dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and slight dark roast coffee. Good flavor from just a stout and bourbon barrel, no need for additives here.

Full bodied, smooth syrupy feel. Flavor sticks with you. Overall, this was a very good example of the style, and one worth getting. Highlights the bourbon well without it overpowering the base beer at all.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McHenry
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of M1A2
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 2,583 ratings
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