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

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

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dirtylou on 03-22-2007

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of KellyScottMad
4.77/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good beer for the winter months and you want to change your palate. Not too fruity at all which was a good thing because that would take away from the actual stout. I liked the beer, but not as much as I would have liked too.

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Photo of engberg88
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of CraftFan5
4.74/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Photo of JoelR61
4.73/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bourbon taste with smooth cherry finish

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle from my good friend NFLMVP, to a pint glass. The liquid is a dark brown to black with ok carbonation. The dark tan head is modest yet lasts quite a while and leaves good lace.

The smell is excellent lots of Door County (My Home) tart cherrys washed in chocolate and bourbon. Yum

The taste is great, the stout could have a bit more chocolate but this is one of the best cherry beers I have ever had. The taste is just marvelous. The cherry is perfect just like a cherry pie from Grandma, not too sweet and no medicine after taste. The bourbon works so well, the perfect desert brew.

The mouthfeel is very good, full body and great feeling carbonation.

The drinkability of this brew is excellent. I love it. I wish I had more, can't wait for next years batch.

Prosit und Zum Wohl, MK

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Photo of Josholson666
4.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmwilliq
4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From taste notes. Appearance: dense cherry tinted brown under a thin film of of-white foam. It does produce some lace and has good legs. Smell: Definite cherry aromas coupled with dark malt with bourbon in the background. Not a lot of hop or roast in the aroma. Taste: Has a very creamy palate featuring a dance of sweet and sour with cherry interacting with chocolate, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. A pinch of hops for a balancing accent. Mouthfeel: Has a satiating, full body with medium to medium low carbonation. Overall: the cherry, bourbon and dark malts play very well together to produce a good after dinner or dessert beer. Goes well with chocolate or runny cheese.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 vintage. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Vigorous pour yields a slowly upward cascading .5 finger coarse, beise head that dissipates quickly into a patch of bubbles atop a near opaque, black cherry colored brew. Lacing is sparse and spotty with little cling.

S: Super enticing aroma here. Notes of vanilla, wood, bourbon, cream, candied cherries, and chocolate milk. Also some roasted malt and rich cocoa in the background. Sweet and robust.

T: One sip and I can already tell this is a "sour stout". And I don't like sour stouts... until now I guess. Big roasted malt, chocolate and cherry upfront. The fruit simultaneously sweetens and sours just a touch towards the middle. Perfect complement to the upfront bourbon that develops. Chocolate and booze in the back. Finish is sweet but not overly so. Very good balance. Aftertaste is of wood and liquorice.

M: Medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated, oily in the mouth and smooth going down with just a little bit of heat. Just the tiniest bit rough around the edges. Finishes messy with an aftertaste that lingers just a bit.

D: Probably the surprise of the year so far for me. I fell in love with CW Satin Solstice the first time I had it and this just blows that beer away. An awesome, awesome brew, I wish I had easier access to this. Still, well worth the trouble of acquiring!

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4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. Pours black with no highlights at all. Thin off-white head trickles to a thin collar.

Wonderful aroma of bourbon, oak, chocolate, and cherry. A bit of a roasty note, and a whiff of alcohol. I could hold this and smell it all day.

Starts off with a roasty flavor, then develops a nice bourbon and oak flavor. A bit of tart cherry finishes things off. Some chocolate wrapping around everything as it warms. Very complex.

Maybe a bit thin. A good amount of warming alcohol. Very well done.

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Photo of hopdog
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

Poured a dark brown color with red edges and a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, light bourbon, caramel, cherries, chocolate, vanilla, and nuts. Tastes of wood, tart cherries, light bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate.

Notes from: 8/15/07

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Photo of AirZombie
4.54/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jamato3000
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottageCheese
4.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

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4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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