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Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 406
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 4DAloveofSTOUT on 01-30-2012)
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3.53/5  rDev -20.7%

Thanks! rom a long awaiting tell me how you feel about the brew aka mediocre

very thinL ight roasted malt presence with strong bourbon aromatics. wishing for more

Overall: Really nice. Reminds me of a barrel of something i i wish i could have been..

dtmets84, Aug 25, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

DefenCorps, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev -16.2%

Pours a beige head. Color is a deep brown.

Aroma: Bourbon, oak, and vanilla up front. Lots of chocolate and caramel. Some coffee roast as well.

Taste: Warming bourbon with notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak. Chocolate and cocoa blend together. It is a bit roasty with some coffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Warming and smooth. A tad roasty. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, I thought this was a decent -bal aged stout, but nothing as the reviews suggest. Pretty drinkable, but it kind of blends in with the rest of them. A bit too roasty for my liking.

mothman, May 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Arbitrator, Jan 28, 2013
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StoutFest, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

On tap at Muddy Waters, a decently prices pour too.

Deep brown, small head, a nice looking beer with a good aroma of bourbon, fruit, oak, vanilla, all the good stuff. Taste begins with a little butterscotch, roast, and follows with all that smooth bourbon and oak. The barrel really chimes like a BCBS, but less roast and with some more English character. Smooth as all hell too.

My only issue is the butterscotch problem. It wasn't offensive, but it also wasn't appreciated.

olympuszymurgus, Jun 07, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -13.9%

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+

kojevergas, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Treebs
3.9/5  rDev -12.4%

Had on tap at Local Option. Served in a snifter. Had next to CW15.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves no lace down the glass. Just some oily legs.

S: A whole lot of barrel in this guy. Some marshmallow with caramel sweetness and oak. Roasted malts with some bourbon sweetness and light chocolate.

T: Even more barrel presence. A lot of woody oak, bourbon and vanilla with some milky chocolate and roasted malts.

M: Very thin with a medium low carbonation. Smooth and sweet finish.

O: A little to thin for my liking and the barrel took over the base beer. Still a nice beer overall.

Treebs, May 28, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

brystmar, Jul 16, 2012
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Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.