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Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 396
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: 4DAloveofSTOUT on 01-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 209 | Reviews: 46
Reviews by Alpar:
Photo of Alpar
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Anniversary party. The smell is of strong bourbon and a really sweet vanilla. Just a tad of coffee that compliments the barrel and vanilla. The taste is outstanding. Coats the mouth and the vanilla/marshmallow flavor really comes through. This is excellent. Central Waters has never let me down.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Satin Solstice was one of my favorite Imperial Stouts so this one seems really promising. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger dark mocha head that dissipates quickly into a thick ring sitting atop a pitch black brew. Legs are viscous and oily with good stick. No lace though. Average.

Nose is crazy delicious and aromatic. I can smell it as I'm pouring. Notes of sweet soy sauce, plum, prunes, raisin, chocolate, fudge, cocoa, brownie and all things sweet and dark in the world, tied together by waves of mellow booziness. Doesn't get much better than this.

Sweet soy sauce, plum, booze, molasses, chocolate, fudge, cocoa, and the slightest bit of roasted malt. Real sweet, fruity and chocolatey. Booze is still present but its dropped off significantly enough to reveal the complexities present in this beer. Finishes sweet and boozy with a chocolate, molasses and roasted malt finish. One of the best I've had.

Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Oily, smooth and warm in the mouth and goes down with a bit of heat. Messy finish with a sticky, long, lingering aftertaste. Awesome.

I had high hopes for this beer when I learned it was BA Satin Solstice. It doesn't disappoint. From the outstanding aroma to the great, balanced complexity to the perfect mouthfeel, this beer impresses in every way. Definitely a must try.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Not a lot of head, and what it has settles quickly. Not quite black. Collar of khaki foam.

Smell - Hot bourbon. Chocolate and molasses. Mostly bourbon from the barrel and less of a true barrel character.

Taste - Very intense bourbon. The barrel isn't as influential as the whiskey itself. Chocolate and a little less molasses than the nose implied. Hot finish and finally some oak appears in the back.

Mouthfeel - Barrel hot. Low carbonation. Thin for its size. Boozy, but it's barrel booze not so much beer booze.

Overall - It's good, but not as amazing as I'd hoped. Like many other Central Waters stouts, it comes off a bit thin.

Photo of mobius387
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BIG thanks to kalvarez for picking this up for me

poured into a CBS snifter

appearance: jet black, pours smooth, 1" thick chocolate head, the perfect look and pour to a stout

aroma: huge huge huge bourbon nose. could maybe benefit from some variety, but its so awesome that its just a big bourbon nose

palate: about the lightest feeling BA stout ive had so far. its nice, but i wish it did have more body to match the bourbon flavors. medium carbonation, and the alcohol makes its presence known, but its not overpowering. very smooth too

taste: great array of flavors here. bourbon is the strongest, followed by caramel, chocolate and vanilla notes.

overall: not the big bodied stout i imagined, but about as bourbon forward as ive ever had. great taste variety and so smooth. this is a home run by central waters. 14 years and going strong, thanks CW!

Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A massive thanks goes out to StayWhatYouAre2 for sharing this one during his own Bachelor Tasting a few days before his wedding! Congrats buddy! Served from bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, vanilla, sweet alcohol, and coffee. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, sweet alcohol, wood, and coffee. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The aroma on this one really stood out to me as it was very well balanced and had just the right amount of intensity. The flavor had the same amount of balance, but just didn’t have the intensity in all the right places. Definitely glad I got the chance to try this one. I suggest you do the same!

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Central Waters tulip.
Serving temperature 45-50°F "Learn to serve" with a snifter shown.

I picked this up at the Central Waters anniversary party before sampling it. Had I had it first I would have got much, much more of this!

A - Central Waters debuts their anniversary beer with their greatest label design yet (not a hard feat really...). Clarity through the silent pour results in a near pitch black-filled tulip. Fourteen Fourteen needs a pretty tall pour to coax the thin-but-dense tan head from it.

S - The thick, rich chocolate aroma reminds of Satin Solstice with it's faint coffee undertones, but the impeccable barrel aging Central Waters is known for is near orgasmic! Soft wood char adds depth to the heavy malt profile while light vanilla bean overlaps the incredibly smooth bourbon alcohol. Subtle heat wafts out, but never does it get overwhelming.

T - Voluptuous, rich chocolate coats the tongue gently as cold, fresh (oxymoron, I know) coffee follows up with a faint bittering quality. Creamy vanilla perfectly engages the chocolate roast while mellow wood and smooth, aged bourbon flavor really show Central Waters' barrel aging finesse.

M - Creamy, soft, and smooth, this rich stout feels like black velvet. Fourteen Fourteen's thick body is perfectly carbonated with a discrete alcohol warmth that keeps this beer from becoming disruptive.

O - Move over Rare, Fourteen Fourteen is better and $40 less. This sophisticated imperial stout is near perfect in every regard! From it's deep, inviting aroma to the luscious, rich flavor and feel, Central Waters' balance in barrel aging is damn near unsurpassed. I know it's only January, but this may very well be my favorite beer of 2012!

Photo of EgadBananas
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing Shane!

Not quite black as night, but with a nice dark tan head.

Smells wonderfully bourbony, roasted, slight coffee notes, chocolate and plenty of oakiness.

Tastes of burnt sugar, molasses, slight coffee roastedness, oak and light toasted vanilla and bourbon, all nicely balanced.

Medium to full body.

Great BA stout, wonderful balance!

Photo of jegross2
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Company.
Score: 97

Tap pour served in a snifter glass and enjoyed on 03/24/12 at the Central Waters tap takeover at the Local Option during Chicago craft beer week.

Appearance: The beer is a black color with a thick caramel-colored strip atop the glass when held up to light. Served with a thin beige-colored head that settles to a bubbly ring around glass. Minimal lacing and retention. 4/5

Smell: Rich bourbon-soaked raisins and milk chocolate. Sweet fig, molasses, and a hint of vanilla extract. 4.5/5

Taste: Complex! A lot more bourbon flavor upfront than the nose led on, but it's not really "boozy" -- just warming on the tongue. Behind the bourbon is sweet milk chocolate covered raisins, fudge and a smooth molasses-y backbone with brown sugar flavor in the finish. A little dry whiskey spice in the throat off the swallow. Marshmallow and a hint of almond on the midpalate. Hint of burnt oak too. There's a faint hoppiness in the finish. I love these kind of beers that are loaded with complex bourbon and stout flavors without the bourbon bite from the barrel-aging. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Usually Central Waters' great downfall has been the mouthfeel of their barrel-aged beers, which are notoriously thin-bodied -- but not this one! Full bodied, low carbonation. This beer is dry and modestly sweet. 5/5

Overall: A knockout barrel-aged beer from Central Waters that does not let down in the mouthfeel department. Central Waters should seriously consider re-brewing this, packaging it in four-packs and then distributing it. It is easily Central Waters' best beer, and comparable in quality to Hill Farmstead's Damon in my opinion.

Recommendation: If you ever see this tapped again, run -- don't walk -- to the brewpub and order a couple of glasses.

Pairings: Filet Mignon.

Cost: $7 for a 10 oz snifter pour at the bar, or $10 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Jason.

Appearance: Dark brown, not opaque by any means - looks more like a big brown ale. Pours with a half-inch of tan foam that recedes to a collar.

Smell: Brown sugar and chocolate chip cookies. Oatmeal, vanilla, molasses, a touch of coffee and bourbon. Wonderfully rich, with an integrated bourbon character that melds perfectly with the base beer.

Palate: Molasses and licorice, oatmeal chocolate cookies, raisin an a touch of red wine, plenty of bourbon but not a ton of booze. Body is medium-full, not overly viscous, but not thin. Sweet, but never cloying. The finish is sweet and rich with cocoa and cookie dough.

Overall: This is damn good.

Photo of oline73
4.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this side by side with Fifteen. Poured from the bomber into a goblet.

The beer pours a mahogany color with a layer of tan head. The smell of this one is a bit hot with some dark fruit and bourbon, but it's not as rich as the Fifteen. The taste is not overly sweet but it has nice notes of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, and perhaps some cherry. The finish is slightly bitter. I was surprised how hot this beer was considering the age. The body is just on the thin side with aggressive carbonation and a dry finish.

I enjoyed this one quite a bit but I liked the Fifteen more. The main difference is the smell.

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank this as part of our Central Waters Anniversary tasting (Fourteen Fourteen, Fifteen, Black Gold '13, 16, Black Gold '14, 17)

Very thin mouthfeel for a BB Stout. FourteenFourteen really reminds me of a BB "Old Ale" (similar to Adam From the Wood) with dark fruit and caramel notes. Lingering bitterness on the aftertaste - barrel char/coffee. Very nice beer that has probably seen better days. I would definitely drink this again if I had another one.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to someone for sharing this in line at Dark Lord Day 2012. Served in a taster glass. Pours near-black with a nice mocha head and some spots of lacing as it falls to a thin collar. The nose is unbelievable with loads of fresh vanilla and a bit of oak alongside smooth bourbon and a bit of chocolate. The flavor falls off from there with the bourbon taking over alongside a fair amount of booze. Heavy body with low carbonation. Nose was killer.

Photo of BasterdInABasket
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into Tulip glass
A- Body is Jet black, opaque, head is a light tan, maybe half finger thick, retention only on sides of glass, a little lacing
S- Oak, bourbon, vanilla sweetness, chocolate, slightly roasted, slightly boozy
T- Similar to nose, oaky, some sweetness, but more chocolate, oakiness lingers for a little but surprisingly great milk chocolate flavor takes over on the finish
M- Pretty diverse, Big, not huge body to start, some carbonation and alcohol, very smooth milk chocolate/slight bourbon finish, kind of wish there was a bigger feel/lingering flavor
O- Oak and bourbon taste doesn't blast you in the mouth like some BA Stouts but the flavors are delicious, especially the chocolate, great beer.

Photo of Nugganooch
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz - NYC bottle share with mdfb79. Thanks to mid for this gem!
12/12/13 – Served in a Duvel tulip glass
Aged 1+ years

A: Dark oily black body with a soft glazing. Reddened at the edge it is dark chocolate looking at times. Thin oatmeal colored rim gives out to a halo almost instantly. Some minor alcohol leggings and large formatted dots of gentle stick.

S: Huge Bourbon infused nose meets bakers chocolate with roasted grains, darkened caramels, vanilla, rum raisin, and charred oak. Alcohol is definitely present and nearing boozy. Light earthiness with some root like character to it. Big bourbon spirit and oak influence here which is nice.

T: Tastes of Bourbon spice, chocolate malts, roast grains, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, and charred wood. I get some subtle nuances of marshmallow and toasted coconut as well which is pretty awesome. Slightly sweetened by charred sugars with lots of grain alcohol noted; this one has some barrel heat. There is a moderate to low amount of bitterness to the beer and a dash of earthy minerals layered in. Very delicious with big Bourbon flavor and barely mellowed at this point.

M: Heavier body but only slightly viscous. Has a very manageable consistency with an even carbonation. Fairly hot on the palate with some mild bitterness. Finishes relatively clean with some more ABV warmth.

D: A very nice sipper. Glad to have finally shared this one. It is very bourbon forward if that is your thing and still relatively hot. Slightly more aggressive than Bourbon County and a little rougher in that regards. As in not as smooth. Great flavors however this one should go another year or two then I think you will hit perfection. Would love to get my hands on the 15.

There is now one less of these bottles in existence.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

poured by the bartender at Central Waters during Fourteenth Anniversary party!

This beer is aged in 14 year Buffalo Trace barrels for 14 months in honor of Central Waters 14 year anniversary.

Beer reviewed from written notes on 1/28/2012.

Review# 275!

Appearance: black bodied beer with a finger almost 2 fingers of mocha brown head. Lacing is thick.

Smell: big barrel notes from this beer! Oak, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla.

Taste: Just like the nose! Nice bourbon barrel aged beer. Bourbon and wood upfront, fairly sweet without becoming cloying. Really chocolately with vanilla and marshmellows noted lingering in the back. Some minor roasty and smoky notes add balance. Alcohol is tasted, but not much of a burn is noted. Just right!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with carbonation that is almost moderate, but its just falls a little bit short of that. So the high end of a low carbonated beer. You do get more carbonation than your normal barrell aged beer, which I think is not a hinderance. Its fairly drinkable and creamy.

Overall: Be careful with this beer its a sipper that will go down really fast! This is the best offering I have drank from Central Waters! Peruvian Morning is not far behind this beer though. The only barrel aged beer I have yet to try from Central Waters is bourbon barrel cherry stout. This beer is very compareable Ivan the Terrible and Old Raspy XIV. Fantastic Job Central Waters! I am a big fan of your beer and commitment to quality craft beers.

Photo of sweemzander
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Major thanks to Andy for snagging me a bottle!

(A)- Pours a deep pitch black color. Some good tan froth and surprising lace.

(S)- A nice chocolatey raisin and subtle caramel, bark, and nice vanilla oak component.

(T)- Similar to the smell mostly. A bit chocolatey and with a subtle oaky caramel this time. Bits of raisin and vanilla too.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Its actually a touch thin in the mouthfeel for the style, but it helps its drinkability all the same.

(O)- A really good stout from a great, under-rated brewery. Well-balanced with a very harmonious taste and aroma despite a slightly thinner feel. Not ridiculously complex, but just an awesome stout that showcases the barrel aging very well.

Photo of DCon
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 22oz. bottle of this w/ STLWIll & Friends @ The Royale. Poured from the Brown/Black Oak or Wooden Labeled bottle w/ "Anniversary Edition" labeled twice into a 12oz Shaker Glass. Has no freshness date on the bottle but do know its from 2011.

Aroma- Big time oak and bourbon hits the nose first. Malts, roastiness, and booze are in here as well but the oak came out the strongest. You can tell this bad boy has been aged in these 14yr barrels!

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies fairly quickly. The body has legs and is a deep brown color. Leaves dark suds behind.

Flavor- Richest malts, sweetness, and oak flavor comes out huge! Very strong and complexed. One of the most flavorful 2x Stouts I've had in a while! Medium bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Chewy, and then Chocolate and oak finish off on the palate. Awesome finish! Couldn't ask for more.

Overall Impression- Very impressed! The oak and richness was huge in this one! Couldn't even believe the chocolate as well on the finish. I HIGHLY recommend grabbing a bottle of this so you can see for yourself what I'm talking about!

Photo of kojevergas
3.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Acquired courtesy of the very gracious Duff27. Thanks, buddy!

22 oz brown glass bottle with classy label art and unbranded pry-off pressure cap served into an Odell stem-tulip in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, CO. Reviewed live. Expectations are sky high given the brewery and style. Reviewed as a barrel aged imperial stout as the label identifies it as such.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a quarter finger wide head of lovely khaki colour. Nice cream and thickness. Retention is awful - maybe 20 seconds at best. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a predictable opaque solid black. Jet black. Sleek.

Looks good for an imperial stout, but I do want more from the head. Not unique or special, but I'm really looking forward to trying it. No egregious flaws here.

Sm: Strong. Real spicy bourbon hit me as soon as it was poured. Chocolate, faint vanilla, oak barrel wood notes, dark malts, chocolate malts, and marshmallow.

Alcohol presence is noticeable but light. No yeast character or hops are detectable. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: Marshmallow, seamlessly integrated caramel, light faint burnt character, dark malts, chocolate malts, dark chocolate (without any bitterness), and cream. Both my companion and I would like more chocolate from it. It's got impressive depth. Nicely complex and subtle, even intricate. I could also use far more of the bourbon barrel notes; there is some faint vanilla and light oak - but it's quite timid overall and the oak lacks richness and/or refined character. Not as toasty as it ought to be. None of the spice from the aroma comes through here. Certainly balanced and cohesive, but not quite gestalt.

Has good impressive depth of flavour, and above average duration of flavour. Average intensity of flavour for the style.

No alcohol, hop character, or yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth, wet, creamy, lightly sticky, a bit syrupy, a bit too thick, nicely full-bodied, and comforting. Silky. Not boozy or hot, surprisingly. Also not astringent, harsh, gushed, or rough.

Complements the flavour profile well, but more in a general sense - not such that it feels custom-tailored specifically to the flavour profile.

Dr: Quite drinkable overall, but ultimately it's still a sipper. I'm really liking it, and I would be lucky to pick it up again. Age has probably done it well. It really nails the marshmallow, but I do want more character from the bourbon/barrel. I'd recommend it to friends, and it's definitely worth trying. Another incredibly tasty brew from Central Waters. Thanks for the beer, Duff27!

Ages well.

Low B+

Photo of brystmar
3.94/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to this one for awhile. Body is dark brown and pours a little watery. Medium-ish tan head, still lacking for a stout.

Good aroma with bourbon melting smoothly into the stout base. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the taste as the bourbon barrel character overwhelms the base stout. This fault seems to improve as it warms, though the bourbon is still overpowering overall. Wish the barrel was more an accent on the base than the predominant flavor.

Body suffers from CWS (Central Waters Syndrome): thin, weak, and watery. A decent stout, but still falls quite short of my expectations.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.7/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this at Matt's birthday tasting last night. Thanks for sharing this, CJ! I didn't think I'd see this

Very dark brown with reddish brown highlights, this looks nice. The nose is great. Coffee liqueur, chocolate liqueur, a big bourbon, oak and vanilla note and even a little bit of a raw oak aroma. The base stout isn't particularly roasty, but that seems to be a Central Waters characteristic, as neither their Satin Solstice or -bal imperial stout is particularly roasty. A mild booze character is present

The palate opens with a blend of chocolate, coffee and booze. Mildly flabby, mildly dull and muddled, this is yeasty, fruity, mildly vinous, especially in the way that the tannins and alcohol play off each other. Medium-full in body, medium-low in carbonation. Mildly roasty and boozy on the finish, this is decent stuff.

Photo of beerwolf77
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours pitch black with a solid two fingers of mocha hued head. Aroma is fantastic. Chocolate, bourbon, coffee, molasses, barrel wood. Flavors are right where they should be. Rich fudge, coffee, bourbon, vanilla. Full body but not syrupy like most BA stouts. Overall this is an amazing beer. I'm sad I didn't pick up more.

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.06/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Some nice barrel notes on the nose: caramel, tobacco, some char, coconut, and some spicy barrel notes.

Tastes follow suit with plenty of oak from the barrel and the finish lingers much like a spirit. Lots of alcohol feel on the finish, which is surprising after this much time.

Feel is really the downfall of the beer. Too thin to really support all the interesting things happening in this beer. I know the thin mouthfeel of some CW beers has been beaten to death, but it's palpable, when drinking this, how it detracts from this beer for me.

Fun try and opportunity

Photo of HopHead84
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7/28/2012

Thanks! Snifter.

A: Brown bordering on black with a deep reddish tinge near the edges. The head is half an inch of beige froth.

S: Nutty dark toffee in the nose with dark chocolate and vanilla. Cocoa and a little coconut with brown sugar and oak. Light roasted malt presence with strong bourbon aromatics. Smells a lot like a Barleywine.

T: A blend of toffee, dark chocolate, and caramel with a lower moderate bitterness. Bourbon is well integrated and there's a pretty great vanilla profile. Nutty notes blend with oak and roasted grains. Well hidden alcohol in the flavor.

M: Upper medium to lower full body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel soft, silky, and creamy with alcohol warming.

Overall: Really nice. Reminds me of a barrel aged blend of Barleywine and Imperial Stout. Recommended.

Photo of homebrew311
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to hannydawg for bringing this to my birthday.

A: pours opaque, thick, and black, creamy light brown head

S: nose features mellow coconut along with robust chocolate brownie, tons of vanilla in the back, smell luscious

T: the taste delivers exactly what is expected from the smell... delicious, rich, a bit heavy, tons of chocolate and vanilla, waves of coconut, great balance, great use of barrel aging

MF: huge body, viscous on palate, smooth and creamy

O: this is one hell of a beer. I enjoy the BBS from Central Waters, but this beer makes the Bourbon Barrel Stout taste like a second runnings small beer. Huge flavors and tons of character.

Photo of Duff27
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a short medium mocha head that recedes quickly. Dark brown body.Above average lacing for an imperial stout.

S- Smells of alcohol, "like nail polish in a good way!". Some roasted notes.

T- Bourbon flavors turn this into sweet chocolate candy. Yum. Slight vanilla rounds this out perfectly.

M- Very full mouthfeel, chewy. Adequate carbonation.

D/O- Overall 1414 is one of the better impy stouts I've had in the last few months. The barrel notes mesh flawlessly with the base stout. Definitely recommended and worth seeking out.

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Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.