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RATINGS: 717   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
12 oz bottle. pours lack with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is heavy on the sweet chocolate and oaky bourbon notes. touches of roast and a tiny bit of dark fruit, lots of vanilla and a bit of espresso. Flavor starts sweet and oaky, plenty of barrel coming through. vanilla and some light roastiness, Finishes smooth, plenty of sweet cocoa and bits of coconut. medium to medium full body and a slightly overly crisp carbonation. nice balance of stout and barrel though


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MNAle (141) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Killer aroma bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, coffee, roasted malts + more. Very dark with a 1 inch tan, creamy head that recedes moderately fast to a thin cover with some irregular lacing. Moderately carbonated. Very smooth, creamy mouth feel. Taste of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts - but not as much as in the aroma. Moderate bittering arrives in the middle and finish. After some alcohol in the initial taste, it recedes to be well controlled and hidden in the middle and finish, but returns as alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2683) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Thanks Aaron! Pours a very dark black/brown wit a rich tan head. The smell is molasses, chocolate, toffee ending rich and fruity. The taste is bourbon, molasses, dark malt, chocolate, coffee , dark fruit ending crisp and rich. The body is full with fine carbonation. Nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6078) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2017
The beer dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma has caramel, coconut, smooth roast, vanilla, bourbon and light spice. It has a smooth rich velvety body with soft gentle carbonation. The taste has the aroma notes, but it’s richer at first and then has some spicy and earthy hops at the end. Just an excellent beer in about every way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1610) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
Liquide à la robe foncée sans être noire. La mousse est de densité moyenne et de durée moins que moyenne. Arômes peu subtils de chocolat vanillé, de bourbon râpeux et de cassonade. Pas vilains ces arômes, mais pas fins non plus. Très mince en bouche, chaude et piquante même brûlante une fois descendue dans l’estomac. Du tabac en fin de bouche et de l’alcool de canne, le tout dans une robe mince et et plutôt sèche. Inutilement agressive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Scott. Kickback. Pours a deep black brown. Aromas are of fudge and slight vanilla. Well balanced bourbon stout.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5840) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a medium density, at best, deep chocolate brown with a smaller fizzy beige head. Aroma is the best thing about this beer. Lots of different types of chocolate, vanilla, very light bourbon barrel in the background, sticky marshmallows. Flavor is much drier, lots of barrel, chocolate, bourbon booze and vanilla beans with some burnt toast. Medium mouthfeel, lighter carbonation and alcohol heat for sort of a let down for a big strong sipper. It’s a good beer but was hoping to love this and scoop up a few 4packs but 1 bottle was enough for the money.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
screigh (680) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a black with a thin tan head. Head went away and no lacing. Aroma of sugar tobacco molasses. A boozy trip into sugar molasses licorice and malty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saltyseadog (58) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2017
12oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Smells of milk and dark chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, candied pecans, vanilla, caramel and old wood. Very nice. Pours almost black with a trace of caramel color visible around the edges, abundant carbonation clinging all around the edge of the glass with one finger of persistent creamy tan head dissipating gradually to a thin layer. Flavor is creamy, sweet and light up front, like chocolate mousse, roasty and bourbony mid-palate with bitter chocolate on the finish and a nice slow sweet alcoholic burn. Solidly medium-bodied, not oppressive in the least, bouyed up by all that nice carbonation and delicate balance of flavors. Slightly sweet mouthcoating quality to it. A really excellent beer, better than I expected it to be! I’ve heard a range of things about Central Waters and don’t normally find it where I shop, so this was a fantastic introduction and really sets the bar high for other offerings in the future. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 27, 2016
Draft on nitro. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and bourbon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Big bourbon nose vanilla wood cola nutty notes chocolate. Pours pretty much black tan head and lace. Flavors of bourbon barrel cola nutty roast chocolate oak sweet boozy bourbon. Body is a little thin but flavor is nice. Well done.


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