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

BA SCORE
85
very good
793 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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:
793
Reviews:
260
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
202
For Trade:
28
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 793 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of lupercmda
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of berto714
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of TheDole
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not the darkest stout in the world, but its got some black, but mostly dark brown throughout it. Aroma had some nice cherry running the gauntlet from bright to dark. The bourbon is more understated here than in the regular version. There's still some mild oak, some chocolate, vanilla.

Taste reveals you better be a cherry guy if you're gonna get down here, they did not skimp at all, it is a driving force just as much as the stout roast malt and the barrel itself. Sweet, thick.

Awesome format, awesome price.

 521 characters

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sturgeon83
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawner
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2010 12oz bottle poured into a tulip appears black in color with brown clarity around the edges. A tan cap barely forms and holds with just a ring around the perimeter.

Aroma comtains milk chocolate, licorice, faint cherry, leather, earth and a hint of oxidation.

The taste has fruity cherry upfront but almost an underripe cherry/pitted/earthen flavor. Some leathery notes with really no barrel character to speak of. The roastiness of the grain fills the flavor void.

This is medium to lighter in body with moderate to low carbonation. Its not terrible but its also not what I expected. cherry - yup. stout - ok. barrel - where?

 633 characters

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

Photo of SixPack6
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Travitten
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GDawgs34
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschantz
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour from a 12 oz bottle of the 2014 vintage. Pours a deep mahogany brown color with medium body and just a slight head. Nose is almost entirely booze and brown sugar. Taste can be summarized as a boozy cherry cola. Body thinner than I would expect, even given the age. While I generally dig CW stouts this one was either a sub par effort from the start of hasn't held up well at all.

 389 characters

Photo of jrsaffert
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of googs509
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eaglefan344
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Robdiesel21
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 793 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More