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Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale by Central Waters Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
8.00 % ABV

Review by rhoadsrage on 11/25/13  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 8 13 4 6 2013
(Served in a globe glass)
2013 vintage
A- This beer pours a dense opaque brown body with a fizzy tan film that sticks to the glass before quickly sliding back in.

S- The toffee and bourbon barrel aroma is soft and turns to more of a wooden pencil aroma as it opens.

T- The sweet caramel oak flavor has some nice hints of paper straws with a soft alcohol finish. There are some sweet malt flavors that linger and dry cola, green raisins and more pencil flavors come through as it opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a hint of alcohol heat but more would actually cut the sweetness nicely.

O- This beer had some very nice flavors of barrel and malt sugars but the odd flavors of pencils really got in the way of enjoying the rest of the beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 0
Growler that I just bought at the brewpub earlier today. I am assuming this is the same abv as the regular Scotch that they do.

A - Good hiss on it when I took the cap off. That's a relief as it wasn't screwed on that tight and had a bit of leakage. Pours a dark brown cheshtnut color that can only be seen when brought up to a light source, otherwise it looks black. Khaki head starts at about one and a half inches and is made of fine uniform bubbles.

S - Huge caramel sweetness rides along with some lightly smoked peat malts. Barrel aging is obvious with deep vanilla tones, mild bourbon and a slight charred woodiness.

T - Big chewy malts come on right at the beginning. Like the smell caramel and lightly smoked peat malt, but with some definite molasses in there as well. Barrel aging comes in midway through and lasts through the finish. Rich vanilla covers the tongue. While that is still sitting there a light bourbon flavor comes in and plays along. Light char flavor. At the finish, vanilla comes in again, but this time is accompanied with some light milk chocolate notes.

M - Big and thick. Smooth as silk.

D - I am liking this growler so much better than the glass of this I had at the brewpub. I think a big part of it is the beer was served way too cold from the start and I could only wait so long. I am going to love every swig of this growler.

Served In: Other

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