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Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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RATINGS: 618   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maddog (385) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - 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%

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (295) - , California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is booze, molasses, brown sugar, and oak. Creamy delicious body with, raisin oatmeal cookie, milk chocolate, toasted grain, cinnamon, super deliciousness. This beer is very well balanced and while not hiding the booze, it layers it in to the fold. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseBones (60) - - JUN 16, 2014
A waft of bourbon and ethanol bursted forth trough the sweet malt. A smooth palate with a nice and loose espresso colored head. The flavor is bourbon oatmeal and raisin cookies. Clean finish and is great even at a cool room temperature. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (490) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is roast, malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor follows but isn’t as nicely balanced as BCBS, which is similar; a bit on the sweet side. Smooth mouthfeel but slightly watery. Good but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kayres (442) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet and soy aroma. Medium bodied very smooth and silky vanilla and oak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Shared a 16 oz. growler. Pours very dark. Drank from wine glass slightly below room temperature. Very nice aroma. Chacolate, vanilla, caramel, coffee and of course a hint of bourbon. Excellent dessert beer. Cheers

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1272) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle from Homer321 in trade as an extra! Big thanks. 2013 bottle poured to a FW Barrelworks Teku. Pours dark brown to black with a half finger of creamy khaki head. Aroma of graham cracker, vanilla, oak, bourbon, coconut maybe, caramel cream. Flavor is sweet caramel, chocolate, sweet anise, bourbon booze, vanilla finish. Mmm. Body is medium, maybe on the thin for the style but doesn't take away much from the nice flavors, with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (212) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours black with a slight red highlight, no head. Nose is prominent bourbon, oak barrel, vanilla. Taste is charred wood, barrel, lots of sweet vanilla, a long chocolatey roasty note in the middle, boozy bourbon and alcohol burn on the finish. Sweet, no coffee to bitter it but the barrel rounds out the notes. Very smooth and creamy. A bit too boozy for only 9.5%. Very good, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (546) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. The pour is more of a brownish black with a smaller light tan head that fades down quickly leaving a decent lace. The aromas are not as complex as I'd like them to be. There is a heavy whiskey punch in the front end and a light bit of licorice and cocoa falling through that. It smells like it'll be really light. The flavor is a little better. There is a bit more complexity with a roasted malt and licorice to with a little bit of bourbon and a decent vanilla flavor. The mouth feel is really thin and almost watery. There is a light carbonation and there isn't a whole lot helping it. The aftertaste is quick-vanishing and roasty. Decent imperial stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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