Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.45/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2012 14:16:09 | More by sweemzander
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4.38/5 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.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 23:17:13 | More by Nugganooch
4.09/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
From 12/12/13 notes. Huge thanks to Nugganooch for sharing this one; thanks Dane! Big want of mine. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter.
a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident. Looks very nice, like a big stout.
s - Smells of sweet bourbon, oak, milk chocolate, roasted malts, sweet cocoa and chocolate, toasted notes, and alcohol. Smell has a ton of bourbon and chocolate to it, and definitely smells strong. A bit hot but I like it.
t - Tastes of milk chocolate, sweet bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, light coffee, coconut, cream, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Taste again is very strong with a lot of bourbon. I like the nose a bit better.
m - Light to medium body and low carbonation. A bit thin in the body and some alcohol heat.
o - Overall a good BA double stout, though I was slightly disappointed. I was surprised how strong this one tasted and while I liked it, I like hot beers so if a beer is very bourbon forward and well made, I still enjoy it. I could see someone who doesn't like such a strong bourbon presence not liking this one as much. Body is a bit thin. A good beer but if I had another bottle I'd recommend sitting on it for a while.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 18:40:45 | More by mdfb79
3.83/5 rDev -14.1%
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!
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2013 02:59:57 | More by kojevergas
Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.