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
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
Ratings:
795
Reviews:
260
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
202
For Trade:
28
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +16%

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In review is a 2013 Bottle.

A - Pours dark cherry colored black with minimal carbonation, no lacing, and no head.

S - Cherry, dark chocolate, light bourbon, traces of vanilla, and oak.

T - Follows the nose, even across the sip: mildly tart cherries, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and some slight alcohol effervescence.

M - Thick, full body, slick/slippery, and sticky.

O - Opened a 2012 tonight and it was overly tart and sour, ended up being a drain pour. This one is perfect with just the right amount of tartness - nicely done.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of MacQ32
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours near black/uber dark brown with almost a finger of rich caramel colored head. Decent retention, ok lacing.

S - Wow. Big sweet boozy notes, vanilla, oak, dry/slightly tart cherry, tons of sugary chocolate,.

T - wow! initially you get that sweet vanilla bourbon oaky flavor but semi tart cherries quickly swoop in making this one surprisingly refreshing and drinkable. Aftertaste/finish is all cherrys and a good bit of boozyness, almost causing me to regret my quadruple sip. Very easy to go down up until that point. The cherry flavor is phenominal.

M - Mostly due to the tartness (i think), relatively easy to drink. Carbonation seems at least adequate, mouth-feel is fairly thick but this one goes down quite easily

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of d5001986
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau tulip.
2014 vintage.

A: Pours near black with minimal tan head.

S: Bourbon and cherry mostly, followed by roasted coffee and vanilla.

T: Tart cherry pits dominate. A little bourbon and coffee in there, but the tartness keeps it muted.

M: Medium body, typical CW stout thin viscosity. Moderate carbonation, slick and smooth.

O: Disappointing. Bottom of my list for CW stouts. Not much barrel character makes it through due to the overwhelming tartness. I feel like I'm drinking cherry pits. Probably not worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer featured in an episode of 'Beer Geeks' so I took the opportunity to re-visit it on draft. Very dark beer as expected. Served a bit too cold & not much aroma at first, just some tartness. Taste didn't have much bourbon or cherry. But as it warmed, it sweetened a bit. Even then, the cherries are primarily present through a tart flavor; it isn't your sweet maraschino-type flavor. But it's still an enjoyable beer, just give it a chance to warm up and don't be expecting a sweet cherry bourbon bomb.

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3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014 bottle as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours dark brown with a half finger light brown head. Aroma of light roast, some sour cherry I guess, a bit of whiskey and rubbing alcohol. Flavor is mostly sour cherries, some light roast, and a little bit of vanilla and cheap whiskey finish. Nice that this isn't overly killer sweet like other cherry stout I've had, but it really comes off more as a dark sour brew than stout. Medium bodied with medium plus carbonation . Not bad, but not something to seek out unless you are really into the cherry thing.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

A: Moderately aggressive pour produced a modest head just under a finger tall that quickly fell. The foam was a khaki color with mixed bubbles. Very little lacing when swirled, but alcohol legs are noticeable. Pitch black in color

S: mild aroma impression of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and an underlying cherry note. The woody oak character melds it all together. A little bit of roast, no hop aroma and no ethenol detected. Some middle malts peak through as it warms up with a caramel and toffee impression

T: Tart cherries are very pronounced. The oakey, vanilla character from the barrel is the next flavor coming through that blends into a dark chocolate and toasty malt flavor. Some caramel and toffee notes in the background. Bitterness is low and the balance is on the sweeter malt and cherry side.

M: The carbonation comes off moderate but the tartness of the cherries gives and interesting sharpness. Moderate body and there is some astringancy from the tannins in the wood. Alcohol warming is moderate.

O: Very cherry forward beer that covers up a lot of the chocolate and roasty flavors you expect from a stout. The oak and bourbon come through slightly, but are but a side note to the cherries. I think the normal CW BS is a great beer and even rivals BCBS if you consider its availability in the state, but the cherries in this version is too intense for my pallet.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 795 ratings.
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