Central Waters Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Stout (365 Day 112)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout

Every American craft beer lover probably has a niche in his heart for bourbon and/or wood aged beers. Some of these beers can be subtle while others can be over the top, slap your ass in the face bourbon dominated. There are others that have wild yeast added to help bring out the sour flavors and aromas. While, still others add beer to wine barrels to bring out he idiosyncrasies for a good wine.

Central Waters Brewing Company makes some highly sought after bourbon aged beers: Cherry Stout, Bourbon Barrel Stout, and Bourbon Barrel Barleywine. Each one is produced on a seasonal basis, distributed in Wisconsin, and not on the shelves all that long. I have no idea of the distribution numbers but they cannot be that high.

Bourbon Barrel Stout is beer number 112. The smoothness of this beer is ridiculous. There is a great balance between the beer itself and the bourbon barrel aging, creating a solid presentation that in spite of the 9.5% ABV, I could drink it all day long. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 10, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.4

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