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Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The "Brewer’s Reserve" label is used only for limited edition beers. No time or expense was spared to create these beers! This is a good expression of our passion for brewing -- Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown, almost black body with small chunks of brown sediment scattered all throughout. Cream tan foam settles nicely on top, lasting as a medium ring around the glass. Aroma contains maple syrup soaked Rolo candies, milk chocolate, sweet caramel, smooth bourbon & light wood, hints of vanilla, brown sugar, & perhaps even a little coconut. Smells like a candy bar with smooth bourbon drizzle. Taste is very fudge heavy. Wow. Like taking a bite into a devil’s food cake that’s been laced with a maple & bourbon reduction sauce. Slightly tannic wood, whiskey, bittersweet cacao, faint vanillin, burnt & ashy malt, mild anise, & charred brown sugar linger into a warming finish. Coating, lacquered mouth feel. This is a decadently complex barrel aged stout that passed under my radar for a while. Very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a warm sable with a thin tan head. Smoked malt aroma has notes of bourbon-soaked wood and quality coffee. Flavor echoes the aroma and hen some, adding sweet caramel to the mix. Texture is quite firm and quite fizzy. Worth seeking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Bottles courtesy of Summer Santa 2014. Thank you! Pours very dark reddish brown with a almost non-existent mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, toffee, charcoal, charred wood, caramelized nuts, sherry, hay, moist soil, cocoa powder, sweet liquorice candy and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, burnt cereal, charred wood, bitter, chocolate, hay, prunes, vanillin, liquorice root, soy sauce, toasted coconut, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, slightly watery, slightly roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, toasted nuts, vanillin, charred wood, moist soil, hay, cocoa powder and alcohol. A good beer but lacks too much in flavour and mouthfeel to live up to the current average…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Fantastic beer. Black pour from draft at bad apple. Vanilla chocolate cocoa whiskey flavors. Delicious. Huge beer. Good. Carmel and toffee rich

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. 2013 bottle. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coconut, a vinous note, chocolate and some alcohol. Sweet flavor with chocolate, some coconut, a vanilla hint, a bit of vinous fruitiness and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1651) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
12oz bottle, 2011 edition, courtesy of CHI tasting group 09/2013 thanks, shared 07/2014. Upfront crowd pleasing aromas of butterscotch, with an extra layer of creamy Wisconsin butter, caramel, chocolate sundae, vanilla, coffee. Taste introduces some of the mellow bourbon notes, Wiener mélange. All-round smooth and easy drinking with no trace of abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (456) - - JUL 30, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear dark brown/near black with an uneven beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is chocolate malt, oak, vanilla. Flavor is caramel, malt, oak, and mild chocolate complexity. Medium bodied, full carbonation, sweet caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2499) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
The beer is dark brown with a flimsy beige head. The aroma brings bourbon, malt, brown bread, butterscotch, chocolate, oak, booze. Similar flavor with a delicate, silky feel on the palate. Light touch of butter. Rich and robust. A hint of oak in the finish. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maddog (392) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle bought in Chicago in March. A good Bourbon Barrel stout, but not elite. The pour is cola brown with a nice bourbon and roasted malt aroma. Like all BB stouts, I get bourbon, oak, roasted malts and some vanilla. But as good as these flavors are, I still get some roughness at the end and the body is a little thin. Enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (646) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon. taste is not too roast, but plenty of dark chocolate, coffee, some oatmeal and bourbon. Very nice mouthfeel, very full. Drinks easy for 9.5%

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