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Black Gold (2013) - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 298
Gots: 20 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Bottle from a great trader. 12 oz bottle of Batch #1, dated 10.12.13 (the 1414 Batch). Poured on 10/13/14. Almost exactly a year since bottled! Pours thinner than expected with lots of light showing through the brown pour, but settles nearly black without much more than a ring of bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Big fudgy aroma with lots of caramel and bourbon, vanilla and oak, marshmallowyness. Flavor is fudgy bourbon up front, followed by another punch of very hot bourbon, and then a long mellow oak and vanilla finish with a bit of caramel sweet mixed in. This one is hot for sure, in the range of Black Tuesday, yet somehow only 11%. The bourbon force is strong with this one. Body on the thinner side for the style--on par with the Eclipse variants with just a bit more heft--with medium carbonation and a dryness on the finish. Yeah, this is good. But the thinness and the massive bourbon note make it a step or two down from the truly world class. Nevertheless, very glad I got a chance to try this and it is a very nice brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Twelve ounce bottle shared by Jeremy - thanks. Dated 10-12-13.

A: Pours a pale (light) black with a thin 1/16" tan head which clings to the rim and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Heavy bourbon up front with dark fruits, vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel overtones.

T: Boozy bourbon, fruity, vanilla, sweet malts.

M: Full body and light carbonation. Thick and chewy, bourbon finish.

O: Another treat. Not expecting the boozy quality after aging. Enjoyed very much.

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Black Gold (2013) from Central Waters Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.