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

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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:
#524
Reviews:
667
Ratings:
2,431
pDev:
8.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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From notes on 2/26/14

Nice sweety caramely aroma. Lots of grainy bourbon smell. Dark amber in color. Poured with a nice fluffy head. Great tasting beer. Very sweet. Lots of alcohol burn. Really can pull the bourbon barrel age out of it. One thing to note, I’m drinking mine at around 55° temp. My gf has hers refrigerated. Both are great. The colder one is slightly smoother with less alcohol burn, but not as flavorful. Another great solid barrel aged beer from CW.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage poured into Heavy seas tulip

Body is murky copper with thin bubbly head. Smells of plum, candied sugar, and heavy booze. taste is sweet caramel, oak, and alcohol. Thin and prickly mouthfeel. Really booze forward and abrasive.

I let the beer sit out for about 20 minutes to warm and it got better. As it warmed the flavors began to meld together nicely and the mouthfeel became more smooth. Still, nothing Earth shattering but solid BA Barley wine.

Overall: 3.75

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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 2,431 ratings