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Rye Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Porter - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Rye Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal PorterRye Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Porter

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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TonyTalon on 04-30-2014)
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Reviews by Stevedore:
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4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

10oz served in a goblet at Alchemy Cafe, 5/5/2014.

A- Dark cola brown body, one finger white head with good retention, a little bit of lacing. Looks the part of an imperial porter.

S- Lots and lots of rye whiskey as I would expect from a Central Waters barrel-aged beer. Seriously, they must leave a quarter of the barrel filled with whiskey. However, this is not off-putting at all because it melds in well with the base beer as it warms up. Smooth milk chocolate sweetness, a bit of coffee to temper that sweetness. The rye definitely shows up in this one, which I appreciate.

F- Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, milk chocolate, a bit of roast, bitter dark malt, a little bit of espresso and that damp oak barrel flavour. Very interesting, starts out one-note when its served cold but opens up a good bit as it warms. Still not superbly complex, but its definitely hitting the notes it advertises in the name.

M- Quite smooth, medium bodied and just right for a porter. Good carbonation. Served too cold, so definitely let this warm up. The finish is clean and just about right between dry and slick.

O- This is very good, very interesting and drinkable. I enjoyed this one a lot, and I'm glad I came out to this one Madison Craft Beer Week event as this is apparently the only event they're bringing this one to for the week.

Stevedore, May 06, 2014
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poured 22oz bottle into chalice. Bought at the brewery on Oct 11.

A - Black silk with a 1.5 cocoa head. Fades to a thick collar with nice swaths of lacing.

S - Dark Chocolate and cocoa followed by notes of bourbon, vanilla, and wood. Hints of sweet caramel and a touch of bitter chocolate.

T - Big dark chocolate and cocoa flavor with some sweet caramel. Bourbon and wood are subdued along with vanilla and marshmallow notes. This is very chocolaty and delicious.

M - Velvety and smooth, medium bodied. Good amount of carbonation with a rich and smooth finish.

O - A very nice chocolate porter with a tame barrel presence. So easy to drink and so rich and creamy. I'm so happy that I made the 2 hour drive to acquire some.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Solid black with expresso colored head. Very beautiful looking only notch down is a minor cosmetic one with lacing not being the best,
S: Amazing fruits then morph into a hint of vanilla and finish in a magnificently blended sweet rye whiskey smell.
T: Follows along with the smell: dark fruits, hints of vanilla/chocolate, rye whiskey
M: Nice carbonation and just slightly thinner than I would expect with a beer with oatmeal in the name.
O: Wow! This beer blew me away. I'm not the hugest porter fan as I generally dislike the predominant fruity aspect of it but this beer gives a serenade of flavors throughout.

JayCheG, Jul 18, 2014
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A- Short mid-mocha head that recedes after a minute to a collar. The beer itself is a dark brown. Above average lacing from a barrel aged porter.

S- Smell is all rich, decadent chocolate, undertones of rye barrel.

T- Chocolate dominates the front end of each sip, then barrel notes. I get some of that toasted coconut that I get in 16, which is always welcome to this guy. Oak comes out as it warms. Would guy this at about 10.5%abv.

M- Mouthfeel is smooth and silky. Low carbonation point works well here.

D/O- Overall, a solid BA porter/stout from Central Waters, which is the norm. With so many exceptional BA stouts in their portfolio this one may get looked over...still, a solid beer.

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this is as good as it gets, a genius use of rye barrels, where the grain harshness of the booze comes through, penetrating a silky smooth rich viscous semisweet chocolate porter thats simply stunning to begin with. the booze can be picked up a little in the nose, but it marries right in to a big oaty base beer that has a ton of body and rich chocolate notes that must come from come cocoa addition, along with the chocolate malt. a mild roasty bitterness is there, but the mood is mellow and sweet, not rough and bitter. its syrupy in texture, the imperial part of it becoming obvious too, warming alcohol is present now. rye spice comes in robustly, with a light vanilla hit from the barrel that goes with the dark chocolate really well. less lingering sugar than expected on the swallow, plenty of malt leftovers though on the tongue and teeth, and a pleasant buzz comes right on from this too. it has to be near 12% abv. beautiful harmony between the spirit barrel and the chocolate oat complex of the beer, flawlessly rich body and texture, and one of those special beers that probably deserves more attention that its getting. remarkable product, perfect for the chilly nights that are here.

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Rye Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.