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

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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:
2,546
Reviews:
693
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.83%
 
 
Wants:
431
Gots:
869
For Trade:
91
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Photo of Muss42
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikecd234
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle - vintage 2016

Pours black with a dense creamy tan foam head. Smells like toasted nutty oak, bourbon, caramel, rich marshmallowy vanilla, toffee, molasses, spice, brown sugar, dark chocolate, roasted malts, some dark fruit, coffee, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like toasted nutty oak, bourbon, caramel, rich marshmallowy vanilla, toffee, molasses, spice, brown sugar, dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, coffee, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with some oak and marshmallow notes.

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Photo of luke12345
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of midlifec
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch tan head over a dark brown body with some lacing.
Nose of milk chocolate, some dark fruit, and some booze from the barrel. Taste follows with a little malty creaminess across the palate. Overall, a solid offering!

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Photo of Timc32
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWood
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not as dark coloring as I would like in a BA stout. Tastes great though. But it's a little thin imo. I like the beer. But to me dragons milk is much better easy. To get BA stout.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martin194
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours very dark brown, looks like coffee. When held up to light, revealed to be a deep ruby red. Small, quickly-dissipating tan head.

Smell: It hits you right away with the bourbon scent, but that gives way to baker's chocolate and cherries along with hints of vanilla.

Taste: Bourbon stands out all the way through along with a nice coffee taste, little hints of fruit right after swallowing. This one's just a little watery in my opinion, not quite as strong as other stouts I've had, but still a fine taste.

Feel: Not a lot of carbonation, leaves the warm, dry feel and taste of bourbon after swallowing.

Overall: A fine stout, fairly easy drinking.

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Photo of Stu_Grimson
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furlinator
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,546 ratings.
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