Central Waters Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine

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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Flavors of bourbon, malt, and hops meld quite good
Served at cellar temp like it should
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An American Barleywine Ale aged in used oak Bourbon barrels, this beer develops rich flavors that deepen over time. Winner of the GOLD Medal in 2008 at the Great American Beer Festival!

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4.4
vincentvega72 (1041) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2018
UPDATED: APR 23, 2018 Donkeroranje, koperkleurig bier met crèmekleurige schuimkraag die redelijk snel inzakt tot fijn laagje. Mout, bourbon, barrel, eik, caramel, butterscotch, beetje rood fruit. Lange warme afdronk met een tinteling op het tandvlees. Medium bitter. Zéér mooi.

4.3
egajdzis (6996) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2018
UPDATED: APR 23, 2018 Murky brown red color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, wood, bourbon, light booze.

4.1
Trolleo (2066) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 16, 2018
Aroma of alcohol, biscuit, sugar and dark fruit, lots of burbon, wood and vanilla. Cloudy brown color with small sized tan head. Sweet taste with lots of biscuit, sweet chocolate, hazelnuts, plums, burbon and caramel. Didn't detect any alcohol in taste. Full body, flat, some burning effect. Lovely. //tap at Brewdog Manchester

3.9
GregMooreNH (578) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2018
Pours beautiful ruby amber with light, thin beige head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel and just a whiff of vanilla. Taste is first sweet caramel, moving wood and hop backbone. Finish is smooth bourbon. A very tasty barleywine.

4.2
SHIG (5330) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle: Poured an orange with off white head. Aroma is sweet sticky boozy. Taste is high boost juice, toffee, caramel malts. Super boozy burn.

3.8
Chalumeaux (2007) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops brown with a tan head nice lacing. Aroma is raisin toffee oak light bourbon notes. Taste is nice fig raisin toffee caramel oak and bourbon. Nice.

3.9
AdamChandler (5276) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2018
375ML. Dark red raisin. 1 finger head. AFH thanks for the bottle(s)! smells like a raisin and toffee cake. little bits of brown sugar and maple syrup. Well aged. a little bit of cardboard present...extremely biter finish. couldn't handle this one fresh. has a lot fo imperial IPA flavors going on.

3.5
solidfunk (9956) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2018
Tons of bourbon and boiled down malt. Caramel. Not my cup of tea like war in South Sri Lanka. Murky brown pour with ok head. Sweet and boozy finish. Tap at Rattle N Hum.

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Iznogud (5106) - CROATIA - DEC 26, 2017
On tap at One Mile House, NYC. Pours unclear brown with small beige head. Some bourbon, toffee, caramel,some wood and dark fruit, sweet. Warming. Bitterness in finish. Full bodied.

4
mrjaxson (650) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2017
Started an evening at the Amherst brewery with this one, completely throwing off the tastebuds and making other offerings seem like a Bud Light for the following hour or so. This barleywine has a surprisingly large hop blast, which the menu listed at 80 IBU -- less than in previous years, if web searches are accurate. The big oaky-vanilla aroma is consistent with other CW Brewer's Reserve offerings. Sweet finish again gets some disagreement from the generous hopping. An overall delight.


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