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

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2,389 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged for 1 year in used bourbon barrels.

Added by Atron67 on 03-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#488
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
2,389
pDev:
8.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 bottle from TPatuto. Thanks! 12 oz for me.

A: Dark brown with a prune tint in the light. Thin ring of head after the pour foams to about a 1/4 inch. Sticky. Very sticky.

N: Wow. Deep breather. Bourbon, oak, toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Raisins, molasses, and more bourbon. Lots of black licorice. This is layered and it threatens to suck you in and hold you in its folds.

T: Sweet and bracing. Raisins and prunes. Toffee and caramels. There's a coffee like bitterness that mixes with the hop spiciness. Very, very oaken. Candied pecans. Trucks full of black and licorice. Some oxidation, but it adds to the beer. Both sweet and yet balanced - there's still quite a bitter element to this.

M: Like someone forced you to eat a crayon (and not in a disgusting way.) This is sticky and viscous.

O: I thought 3.5 years might have done this a disservice, but it's still going quite strong. If I lived in WI, I would stock up on this and age it to this range. This is far better than fresh Mother of all Storms. I will say, though, that despite my gushing about it, I had Arctic Devil after this and had to drop this one a few points because AD is just that much better and rounder. Still, a recommended beer.

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 2,389 ratings
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