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
821 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:
#11,719
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
821
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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211
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle looks a little different than on the BA photo, but I think it is the correct beer. Certainly tastes like a bourbon barrel stout and the label stated cherry. I write it that way as the cherry is either faded and/or faint. Certainly bourbon barrel with emphasis on the vanilla and some bozziness and some alcohol. There is a tart cherry than moves in and out with more on the tart and less on the cherry. Not quite as flat as I'd like, nor as big or smooth,but the feel is not all that bad. Vanilla is big in the aroma, as is the bourbon with alcohol.
This isn't bad. Not great. Not that balanced.

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

Thanks to dmbforever for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Peg's snifter.

A: Very dark brown, essentially opaque but translucent around the edges. Forms a thin tan head that fades quickly to a ring of foam over relatively low visible carbonation.

S: Roasted malts, oak tannins, bourbon behind that, with some chocolate and coffee from the malts. No particular cherry on the nose, but some light tobacco aroma develops as it warms.

T: Roasted malts, oak, and bourbon. Coffee malts and some char from the oak. There's a mild cherry sweetness but it's not prominent at all; only shows up near or at the finish, along with some roasted bitterness and mild residual bourbon. As the beer is allowed to warm though, some bourbon-soaked cherry flavor does reveal itself, but still not a dominant flavor.

M: Medium body, carbonation sensation on the low side, and low alcohol for style.

O: Really not a bad beer - the bourbon fits well into the other characteristics of the beer instead of dominating. But I expected more cherry, so I'm a little disappointed with that. Still, pleasant and certainly worth a try.

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From notes on 4/13/14

Dark body with a slight red hue. Roasted tart aroma. Was slightly afraid of this one since I’m not much of a chocolate covered cherry fan. Actually though, it tastes pretty good. Very enjoyable. It is tart and if you can like that in a dark heavy flavored stout, you’ll probably like this one.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 821 ratings
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