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Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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We throw seventy-five pounds of tart Door County cherries into each oak barrel with a rich Imperial Stout and then age it for six month to create this savory delight. Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, and roast. Medium mouthfeel with light roast and sweet cherry. Meh

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mudwhomper (51) - Madison, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2013 bottle. Aroma is mildly roasty with very mild boozy cherries. Flavor is mostly cherry with a tiny bit of chocolate at this point. Mildly carbonated, thinnish mouthfeel. Still very tasty but I think it was better fresh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cherry, wood, cherry stone, light alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, cherry, wood, chocolate, bourbon, cherry skin bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130901]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
12 oz bottle, thanks to bytemesis. Pours dark brown with a ring of mocha head. Aroma: tart cherry, vanilla, alcohol, ashy roast, cola and syrup. Taste: spiked diet cherry vanilla coke. Sweet, but with enough bitterness/roast/cherry tartness in the finish that it approximates aspertame (well, probably not, but the right mental associations and that’s what I get -- isn’t drinking/tasting beer neat?). Medium body, average carbonation, lasting astringent cherry and alcohol. Overall: I think cherry stouts are tough to pull off in a way that I can get behind it, but seems decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours dark black with a tint of red. Strong booze and cough syrup nose. Thick body. Boozy with some cherry. Heat from bourbon but not the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pretty nice stout body with a hint of tart cherry in the finish, overall pretty smooth and a little thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (487) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2013
12 oz bottle from TODD. THANKS! A: Pure black with a fizzy dying cappuccino head. N: Ample bourbon, caramel, and vanilla. Touch of the dark cherry and ample malt. Hints of sweet chocolate. T: Lots of oak and ample sweetness. Touch of tartness from the cherries. A touch light. M: Medium body that’s slightly watery. Doesn’t have much texture. O: Perfectly average. Has a few flavors, but it’s certainly not overflowing with goodness. Getting close to a sour stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2013 Pours black with a light tan head Smell bourbon and deep red fruit. Taste lots of cherry up front and in the middle, lots of roast in the middle and a bunch of oak, bourbon and vanilla in the tail. Lighter bodied than I would think. Smooth. Better than the straight bourbon. 2012 Pours lighter, almost cola colored, small fizzy head. Smell is lighter faded oak and a bit of roast. Taste is still delicious red fruit, cherry, ashy towards the middle, and red fruit again on the end. Even thinner than 2013. Better fresh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Fonefan at his place. Dark brown color with a reddish glare coming through, small beige head. Smell malts, a bit woody and lightly fruity. Taste malts, lightly woody, some grapepeel sour-bitterness and dry.

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