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.

Added by Skidz on 05-28-2004

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

very solid BB stout look forward to next one

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

From notes on 12/11/13

Poured hard. Resulted in very dark black body and a one inch brown head with fairly large bubbles that dissipated fast. The body is so dark it doesn't allow any light through. On the nose is a strong smell of fresh oak, bourbon, and caramel. Very sweet taste. Almost like eating a caramel from a nice candy shop. I like the taste, but like the smell more. Also tastes of vanilla, some bourbon, but not really that much alcohol. I love CW’s barrel aged beers. No one does it better, and this one does not disappoint.

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4.72/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened up a 2013 vintage and poured it into a tulip glass.

Deep ruby-brown, almost opaque with very little head or carbonation. The smell is bourbon, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is sweet bourbon with rich, roasted malt highlights, a little chocolate, a little coffee, a little vanilla and a bit of hop bitterness. Medium bodied and silky on the tongue, it goes down much too easily for a true sipper. The alcohol warms and caresses all the way down.

A top notch example of the brewers art. I'm so glad I've three more in the cellar.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 2,538 ratings.
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