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Black Gold - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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world-class

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 286
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
In 2012 we entered '1414' in The Great American Beer Festival's Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout Category. Awarded the GABF's Gold Medal, we saved some, aged it for 35 months in 25 year-old oak bourbon barrels, and bottled less than 500 in total. Truly one of a kind.

(Beer added by: lunarbrew on 10-13-2013)
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Reviews by parrotsnest:
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parrotsnest

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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For my first review, I wanted to go big or go home!

APPEARANCE: Pitch black, how I like them. Dark tannish head.

SMELL: Wow. That bourbon comes through nicely! Some vanilla, dark chocolate, hints of espresso.

TASTE: Bourbon, fig, vanilla, oak, molasses, caramel, dark bakers chocolate. What separates this from the others, like others have said, is the depth of the bourbon flavor. It's not "HEY CHECK IT OUT, BOURBON TO YOUR FACE!" but more of a "let's explore the complexity of bourbon" type of bourbon. Does that make sense? Doesn't matter, bourbon.

OVERALL: By far the best BA RIS I've had the pleasure of trying. I'm a big fan of BCBS, but this definitely is a cut above the rest. I think the depth the bourbon has in this is world class for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 03:29:21 | More by parrotsnest
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Black Gold from Central Waters Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.