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Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout

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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 23, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of cherry, chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Taste is tart cherry, roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Excellent, but not an every day drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3557) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2015
On draught
Pours a very dark reddish brown with a small head.

The aroma is real woody with some roastiness & vanilla. It’s sweet smelling with a mild fruity, maybe cherry like character. It smells nice but not especially bucke wild.

The flavor is sweet cherries, some red wine, some bourbon and a mild roastiness. Honestly it comes across as fairly tannic. It’s overly boozy but doesn’t display a very well presented bourbon character. It’s got a light cherry like tartness, and plenty of woodiness. It’s sweet but it’s a long ways from stout candy.

The definition of good but not great, it really didn’t live up to my expectations of it at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Dark mahogany with a beige head that completely fades. Light vanilla, sour cherry pits, bourbon, burnt malt, some dark chocolate, moderate body and carbonation, slightly sweet but then more bitter, chocolate and maraschino cherry comes out more on the palate, somewhat dry and sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Old rating. Thanks Joe! Nice dark pour. Oak, bourbon, dark chocolate sweetness, cherry tart. Very dessert like. Balanced and a little sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scola729 (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Big thanks to Dean for getting me this. 2014 Tasted with a 2011 and 2014 regular CW BBS. Really enjoyed what the cherry added to this, a tartness as opposed to a sweet candy like cherry flavor. Dry and not syrupy, but still had full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2056) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2015
February 11, 2015 - bottle from Nova. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma was sour cherry, bourbon, wood, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste was consistent with aroma and there was a nice balance with the flavors. The palate was a bit thin for how I like BA stouts, but it did make this very easy going down. Looking forward to see how this changes with age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6770) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Sampled while visiting IL in June, 2014. Black pour, small tan head, mild lacing. Okay aroma, lots of bourbon, some chocolate, coffee, mild cherry. Better flavor, still plenty of whiskey, cherry comes through more, chocolate, roasted malts. Like a barrel aged chocolate cherry... not bad!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilloc1204 (16) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2015
I wanted to like it. It's ok, but probably not something I'd buy again. The cherry overwhelms the stout flavor

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1888) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours a nice brown color with tan colored head. Bourbon, coconut, oak, cherry, and a little cocoa and roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bourbon and oak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxodom (44) - - JAN 25, 2015
tap pour. pours thick black, little to no head. Smells nice. Overwhelming tart cherry with little depth. i love cherry stouts but this one fell very short.


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