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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
tryemallonce (28) - Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2017
Aroma is mostly chocolate and alcohol. Taste is similar. Appearance is dark brown with a very fizzy head the dissipates quickly. Fairly light body. Not as rich and creamy as you would want a barrel aged stout to be. No lacing whatsoever. Not up to Central Waters standards in my opinion.

3.9
Ktwse (5464) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Pours deep brown to black with low tan head. Aroma of nuts, bourbon, light vanilla, chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate followed by a lingering balanced bourbon sweet finish. Light to medium bodied, creamy, with soft carbonation.

3.9
TylerGreenDC (1058) - - APR 3, 2017
Draft. Aroma of of raisin and sticky cake. Flavors follow, plus some bourbon, it’s sweetness moderated by an insistent bitter backbone probably more malty than hoppy. This finish astounds. Really smooth, balanced. Not boozy.

3.4
ebone1988 (2126) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, barrel, bready, good. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, an unfortunate Coca Cola fizziness that seemed very wrong, and it poured thin. Taste is bourbon, barrel, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, tasty. Mouthfeel is medium body, light, bubbly carbonation, bourbon and chocolate aftertaste. Overall, the body on this is all wrong, because it would be great otherwise.

4.4
mjmoen (597) - - MAR 27, 2017
B. Pours a black color with khaki head. Notes is bourbon and vanilla. Really digging this one.

3.9
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Moderately dark brown. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, vanilla and faint cinnamon.

3.8
williamstome (1990) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Very dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, and chocolate. Taste follows, rich and delicious.

4.1
HeadyDE (875) - Delaware, USA - MAR 10, 2017
2016 vintage, pours a light black color with mocha tan head..nose is nice with quality chocolate..roasted malt character with some vanilla n leather, hint of spice perhaps nutmeg or cinnamon, mouthfeel is pleasant, getting a lot of the same action from nose but with good boozy barrel profile that doesn’t overwhelm, like the creamy texture that lingers, not harsh or abrasive at all, quite a bit of complexity for the under 10 abv level, very tasty barrel aged stout..

4
MrSquash (158) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Aroma has lots of chocolate with moderate bourbon. Flavor is rich chocolate with sweet malt and caramel. Finishes sweet and boozy. Delicious.

3.3
ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2017
2016 vintage bottle. Nose very spirited, some soy, heavy chocolate, dark roast, heavy bourbon and vanilla -- much, much more barrel character than the last from their Brewer’s Reserve. Pour dark brown with plenty of reminders of ruby and tawny, head is sudsy tan. Taste is boozy, heavy bourbon and vanilla again, soy, heavy wood, earthy, spice, and a bit of squeezed jam/red berry, finishes dry with a nice tannic bite. Light body with little carbonation throughout, low-medium bitterness and relatively dry; lightly earthy, dark caramel, hint of dry port, rum-raisin, maybe some mildly oxidized notes for complexity, generally smooth and swishable, classy. Well-made all around, just don’t expect anything more than brutish barrel character. [2017.03.02: 3.3]


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