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Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Cherry Stout

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RATINGS: 294   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1188) - 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 (32) - 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 (2007) - 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 (6576) - 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 (1705) - 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 (34) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4974) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Moyman: Vintage 2013: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small creamy beige head on top of a close to black colored beer. Aromas of bourbon, cherries, some vanilla, wood, cinmamon, different cherry tones... All beautiful mixed. Great aroma! Flavours of cherries, some wood and bourbon, bitters and tart, light cream, vanilla and some sweets, some slight hints of liquorice, roast and cookies. Aftertaste is bitter, roast, cherries, some wood, bourbon and a light sweet touch. Low carbo, light creamy close to silky mouthfeel, fuller bodied. Delicious stuff, though I think if they would have left the bourbon out you will have a very nice beer too! Nonetheless tasty!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9967) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle courtesy of AWISLguy and shared at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a clear dark amber with a large foamy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of strong bourbon, vanilla, mild cherries. The taste is tart cherry, bourbon, mild roast. Medium bodied, off balance, dominated by whiskey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8975) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
This beer pours a nearly opaque very dark brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, roast malt and cherry. Full-bodied with flavors of dark cherries, bourbon and rich malts. The finish is tart cherries and bourbon. Pretty good overall.


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