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

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792 Ratings
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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:
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Added by dirtylou on 03-22-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
792
Reviews:
260
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
202
For Trade:
28
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Ratings: 792 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of bbtkd
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout (2014), 10% ABV. Pours dark brown/light black, medium viscosity with decent head. Nose is cherry, no bourbon. Taste follows - the prevalent flavor is tart cherry, no bourbon detected. Mouthfeel is excellent, but overall I was disappointed. I had hoped for a full spectrum of cherry flavor, more than just tartness, and would expect to taste bourbon in a BB beer. I had gone in wanting a growler (would have been my first) without even trying it, but they weren't offering this in a growler, so I settled for a 9oz pour. Glad I wasn't able to get the growler. Still liked this better than their BB Barleywine, but disappointing compared to their other BB offerings.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mehinaman
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKFine
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This year's version poured into an oversized snifter, the inch of tan head quickly recedes to a ringing of head atop a dark brown brew.
Aroma of bourbon soaked cherries with roasted malt. Pretty subdued for a BB beer from CW.
Taste is like the aroma but you get more of the barrel character-oaky. Has a fair amount of tartness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is a lighter than expected with a warming finish.
Overall not nearly as rich in body or flavors as compared to the BB stout or barleywine. A bit of a letdown but still drinkable.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TooGood
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kodt
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bunnytron
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a 4-pack at Woodmans. Smells slightly cherryish. Not at all reddish like one might expect. Medium mouthfeel. Taste has a little cherry and vanilla flavor but the tartness overwhelms. I'm not a fan of whatever bourbon their beers are aged in, could be bottom shelf stuff for all I know, but the cherries do a good job of masking most of that. Very interesting, though the tartness is a bit of a turnoff for me.

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmiah22
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corey_Graven
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spartan3186
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scream
2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First off I will say that I am not a fan of adding fruit to beers, wild yeasts etc. That being said I am a big fan of Central Waters Barrel Aged beers. I picked this up last week and was holding off on trying it. Tonight was the night. I poured about 1/2 the bottle into a CW tulip glass. A light mahogany old ale type color and one could smell the fruit. Upon drinking it I was confused-some tartness and very little stout quality to it in my opinion. Holding the glass up to the light and looking from underneath there is a patch of darker material floating in it which is like the must one finds in wines but it is strange. It does not taste off in any way, just not much going for it. Certainly the weakest of the CW barrel aged beers I have had and would not seek it out again.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 792 ratings.
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