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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
BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
816 Ratings
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry StoutBrewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dirtylou on 03-22-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,382
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
816
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
210
Trade:
28
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Ratings: 816 |  Reviews: 267
Photo of julielynndubee
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IMFletcher
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cocoa, cherry tartness, and toasted malt form the aroma.

Flavor is cherry pie-like, moderately tart, with a light cocoa backbone. Bourbon was relatively subtle.

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Photo of boogerisu
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robwestcott
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breadwinner
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was a murky black color with brownish hues.

Smell - The aroma was dominated by booze notes. Little of the smell is characteristic of a beer.

Taste - On the initial taste, notes of bourbon amd tart cherries come to the front. By way of comparison, there is not enough cherries. Sweet malts become more evident in the aftertaste as the bourbon and cherries wane.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is thick enough for a stout, but lacks both stickiness and warmth.

Overall - I chased this one for a while. In actuality, it was a little but of a letdown. I wanted more cherry.

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Photo of tgates
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MLDucky
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BillRoth
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
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 FLBeerGuy
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of humuloner22
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this one as an extra. Thanks man! I generally do not like cherries, but I have been fooled a few times, especially with sours. Some work others do not. This one I am going to say is middle of the road, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it that much, because of the cherries and stout combo, but enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Appearance: Dark not totally light withholding and very little head, just some lingering bubbles around the edge.

Aroma: First you get sweet notes like you would expect from then the bourbon and then the cherries hit you. Interesting combination. This combo smells pretty decent actually.

Taste: Kind of sweet, sour cherries are in there, bourbon is noted but not pronounced as much as you would expect. Blend is not shabby.

Overall: As I said before it exceeded expectations. Its not one I would search for but it certainly was not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ginepiece
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amsguitarist
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer. The scent of the beer tells me that this should taste like a sour like supplication, but when it hits your tongue, you get an usual meld of sour cherries and some sort of oak funk. Mouth feel doesnt remind me of a barrel aged stout. It's almost like a sour that didn't fully sour.

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Photo of Cooper
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MartzMimic
2.46/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours from the bottle almost black with no head to speak of. The aroma is faint, but chocolate and cherries are most notable. There's nothing faint about the taste. Sour cherries and a touch of chocolate. I think there's supposed to be a bit of bourbon, but if so, it's barely noticeable. The cherries overpower everything. Medium mouth, but the carbonation probably makes it seem thinner than it actually is. The dark cherries are so unbalanced that this is barely drinkable.

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Photo of DangerDawg
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 816 ratings
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