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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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Proof that not every great bourbon barrel aged stout need be hard to find or require excessive hoop jumping. Pours on the thin side for the style, dark, dark brown with khaki highlights. The head is a very light tan color. On the nose there are sweet milk chocolate and modest roasty notes. On the palate there is tremendous balance for a BBA stout with a sweet open into a modestly bitter finish. Supremely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (832) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Bacterial. So far I’ve really enjoyed these Brewers Reserve releases. Pours viscous, thick and dark with no head. Aroma is huge on vanilla. Massive vanilla, it overwhelms anything else. Taste: This is basically A&W cream soda -- but, you know, with alcohol. Vanilla, cola, toast, dark cherry. Lingering chocolate with hints of coffee. Full body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Overall: No Peruvian Morning, but it’ll do. Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taestee (52) - USA - APR 2, 2014
Lots of bourbon heat, with vanilla finish. Lacing is thin. Smooth but a little thin compared to the heavyweights in this category,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Tap at the Jeffrey. Pours deep brown with nice head. Nose is chocolate and bourbon. Tastes of lovely chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and some fruit. Nothing is cloying but yet it’s a rich sweet stout. Pretty great indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2179) - 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 (183) - 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 it’s 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 that’s 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 (274) - - MAR 29, 2014
Drank during an awesome tasting at Thijs’ 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 (70) - 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 (56) - 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 (715) - New York City, 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.


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