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RATINGS: 594   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottled. Dark pour, vanilla/bourbon/malt aroma. Bourbon/vanilla/oak and hints of malts and chocolate. Smooth finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tortman18 (175) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pitch black with a thin, mocha head that becomes a thin ring. This beer had a TON of chunky, orange and white sediment. Nose is all bourbon but itís not overpowering. a very faint presence of roasted malt and caramel. The mouth is surprisingly roasty with a lot of coffee and chocolate. The bourbon is present, but its very weak. A slight alcohol burn is present. Definitely not the best bourbon barrel stout thatís out there. The sediment was a little much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (196) - - MAR 29, 2014
Drank during an awesome tasting at Thijsí place 28-3-2014. Milder version of Central Waters 16. Still good. Bourbon and chocolate hints are still present.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
egg (39) - USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Bierkraft 3/19/14. Pours jet black with a small tan head. Aroma is amazing, bourbon, fresh baked cookies, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is creamy chocolate, bourbon, toffee, buttery, cookies again. Mouthfeel is creamy and buttery. Absolutely amazing. One of the best beers I've ever had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pizz5116 (55) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours a dark coffee with minimal head. Aroma is alotbof coffee and chocolate. Taste is a smooth chocolate with coffee and rotated malts smooth delicious Stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (603) - TURKEY - MAR 17, 2014
Drought. Dark brown with light chocolate colored spongy head, sharp whisky aroma, coffee-bourbon taste, bitterish long finish with a bit too heavy bourbon aftertaste. Nice but a wee bit too heavy on whisky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (945) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Alan, 03/13/2014. Pours dark brown, nearly black, light tan head fades relatively quickly to a few wisps on the surface, small ring of lacing left over. Aroma of chocolate, medium roast, touch of dark fruit melding with sweet bourbon notes, fairly prominent coconut component. Taste is bitter dark roast and chocolate, some coffee, bit ashy, offset by fruity overtones, with vanilla cola and bourbon. Medium body, on the thin side for the style. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate and light coffee, and a little dough. Flavor a very nice balance of everything. Smooth, thicker texture. A good BA imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Derek. Flatter black pour. Bourbony, chocolate aroma. Similar flavor, medium bourbon notes. Medium mouthfeel. Solid stout

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jefftravis17 (13) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Great tasting almost a lighter tasting/mouth feel to BCBS. Wonderful chocolate and coconut aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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