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
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by dirtylou on 03-22-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
772
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
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204
For Trade:
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Photo of badbeer
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out black-ish, but more of a dark brown with some red when held to light. Head was a very light tan color and retained pretty well, leaving some lacing. Soft smell of cherries, roasty, some oak, a hint of vanilla. Nice smell, but not very strong. Taste starts out with some slightly tart cherries paired with some oakiness. It becomes slightly sour before bringing on more oak, and eventually some vanilla and bourbon with some roastiness in the finish. About medium carbonation with medium body, slightly dry in the finish. A good beer, no doubt, and a very well made version of a cherry stout, but I have to say I enjoy the masterpiece that is their Bourbon Barrel Stout, sans cherry, a whole lot more.

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Photo of nflmvp
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, snagged from my cellar ;)

Served at 55 degrees, poured into a 20 oz tulip stout glass leaving an inch of foamy head that fades to a light coating. Not much lacing left on the glass.

Appearance is a hazy dark chocolate with slight rusty tint. Some light gets through but not much.

Smell is sweet, with cherries in the forefront. Notes of vanilla, bourbon, oak and maybe even a little chocolate follow.

Taste is almost an even balance of bourbon and cherries (I'm getting hungry for dessert and I haven't even had dinner yet). with vanilla and alcohol following closely, quietly behind.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. Not as full bodied as I expected but this is certainly not a detraction. The alcohol is well masked.

Drinkability is very good. This beer slides easily, happily down the throat.

This beer makes for a perfect sipper and now I'm wishing I HAD eaten dinner first because I'm feeling like a double dose of dessert.

It's no wonder this is a GABF GOLD MEDAL winner. Another top notch offering from the top notch guys at Central Waters.

Keep 'em coming!

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, snagged 3 at Riley's on the way home from work

appearance: muddy mahogany body, garnet tinting thoughout...creamy/bubbly dark beige head with decent lacing left along the rim. pretty nice

smell: tart cherry aromas compliment a funky oak presence...bourbon becomes more evident in the aftertaste...vanilla and creamy chocolate collide. Nice

taste: Well, I had super high expectations of this beer based on the name alone. I certainly commend the style and effort but it wasnt exactly what I was thinking. Sour funky oak-black cherry plays a major role in the flavour which works out pretty well...chocolate flavours are very light and the tartness/oak/vanilla dominate throughout

mouthfeel: a little on the light side...I'm calling this a double stout but it doesnt feel too high in the abv side to me...creamy and tart, light roastyness in the followthrough

drinkability: pretty nice

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