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Black Gold - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 288
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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Hophead717

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -34.5%

11-03-2013 02:07:32 | More by Hophead717
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is mostly black with a small amount of tight caramel head. Nose is big, wood and bourbon up front with rich fudgy malt. Taste is a bit sweeter, lots of bourbon up front, a fair amount of roasted malt come through mid palate as the fudge takes hold with notes of vanilla and some bourbon and heat through the finish. Body finishes a bit thin with low carbonation and a bit of a slick feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 02:34:56 | More by cpetrone84
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Rish907

California

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

07-08-2014 04:48:19 | More by Rish907
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

10-26-2013 15:31:03 | More by jrallen34
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KevSal

California

4/5  rDev -12.7%

04-18-2014 07:07:52 | More by KevSal
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stouts4me

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.7%

07-02-2014 20:38:40 | More by stouts4me
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -12.7%

02-10-2014 04:21:26 | More by BeerHunter76
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

06-05-2014 14:54:07 | More by schmidtmattsays
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

05-15-2014 07:01:28 | More by GRG1313
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Wantbeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

05-15-2014 21:37:26 | More by Wantbeer
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

05-29-2014 19:14:22 | More by greenspointexas
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

03-14-2014 00:18:30 | More by Duff27
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

05-15-2014 01:29:28 | More by Wowcoolman
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

06-05-2014 05:35:21 | More by vinny21bal
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.26/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, thanks Steve.

Pours a dark, viscous near black with a minimal khaki head in a ring of bubbles, no lace, etc. Nose of marshmallow, vanilla, light roast, caramel, dark fruit. A little rubbing alcohol cones through as well on the nose as well. Medium thick, smooth body, low carb and a silky hot finish. Flavor follows nose with a hot, roasty base and a vanilla, brown sugar and molasses sweet booziness. Tasty, hot, nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 02:10:42 | More by yourefragile
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slick and boozy mouthfeel. Spicy chocolate flavors. This would probably be a little fudgy from the age if it had more body. The smell is rich and chocolatey. I can appreciate the time this beer took, but it honestly doesn't add much more than the 1414 or 15 already had other than the status of limited bottles. I wouldn't break the bank trading for this, but it's certainly a tasty beer in and of itself.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 15:29:00 | More by PHBoiler
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

thanks to TATURBO for the share!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black body with thin white ring. Very evident boozy legs on the side of the glass.

Smell: Spicy bourbon. Boatloads of coconut. Honestly the most coconut that I have ever smelled in a barrel aged stout; and yes... more coconut than BCBS Prop. This beer smells way better than BCBS Prop, no doubt. Hint of oak and cinnamon.

Taste: Sweet and robust; hardcore barrel forward stout! Spicy bourbon. Tons of coconut. Bitter bakers cocoa. Hint of cola. Decent amount of oak too. Tastes a bit hot yet, but this will only get better!

Mouthfeel: almost a full bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Moderately boozey, this is a sipping beer for sure!

Overall: Intense barrel notes in both aroma and flavor profile. This beer needs to mellow a little bit, but man alive... CW made another amazing BA stout! Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 17:50:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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oline73

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. You can pick up the alcohol in the nose as soon as you open the bottle. The beer is sweet and a bit hot with strong dark fruit notes that remind me of a dessert wine. I'm really enjoying the bourbon even if it is a bit hot. The finish is sweet and warm and sticks with you.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 04:48:56 | More by oline73
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misterid

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-29-2013 17:47:46 | More by misterid
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-18-2014 04:19:52 | More by largadeer
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-12-2013 02:12:11 | More by mendvicdog
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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-10-2014 01:03:23 | More by injuredreserve
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Drew26

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-09-2014 05:10:02 | More by Drew26
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-15-2014 01:25:22 | More by drewone
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-18-2014 20:16:55 | More by canadianghetto
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Black Gold from Central Waters Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.