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Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 401
Gots: 39 | 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.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Thanks to bauermj for sharing this one. Served in a Närke snifter. Apparently this was aged in Buffalo Trace barrels.

A - Thin tan foam settles to a collar, some wispy patches of haze, and a few splotches of lace. Near-black body.

S - Massive whiskey presence here - tons of overt bourbon and barrel presence. Coconut, vanilla, toasted almonds, and charry oak mingle with intensely roasted grains, dark chocolate, and a hint of marshmallow. Definitely a punch to the face, and perhaps a tad boozy for my tastes.

T - The taste is a bit friendlier, as the massive bourbon bite has been tamed a bit by the base beer's chocolate, roasted malts, and dark fruit flavors. Still, a hefty dose of earthy bourbon, marshmallow, and toasted coconut fill out the flavor profile. Quite excellent.

M - Smooth, medium body, mildly chewy, medium-low carbonation, and minimal alcohol warmth for the listed 11%. Dry, tannic finish, but surprisingly clean otherwise - not much residual stickiness at all.

D - I'm not sure how a 7.5% base beer (Satin Solstice) ends up at 11% after 14 months in a bourbon barrel. Perhaps they made an extra-hefty batch for this specific release, or perhaps they regularly dilute Satin Solstice - who knows? In any case, I enjoyed this quite a bit more than Central Waters' Bourbon Barrel Stout and would recommend seeking it out if you like a lot of whiskey in your beer. Looking forward to drinking the bottle joshuaseresse sent me - think I still owe him some beer.

Photo of clarkw42
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of DersOne
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Duvel glass

A: One-inch mocha head that dissipates to a nice ring around edges of glass, jet black color, decent carbonation for an Imperial Stout, little bit of lacing

S: Bourbon, dark chocolate, molasses, nice blend of malts, dark fruits and a bit of tobacco as it warms

T: Sweet caramel, bourbon, chocolates, roasted malts, oak, spicy bitterness from barrel and hops, slight earthiness, complex

M: Smooth and silky, good carbonation, medium-full to full bodied, warming, bit of a dry finish

O: Very good Imperial Stout, aged 14 months in 14-year-old barrels, this will be the last beer of the night for sure

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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 StoutFest
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of egrace84
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of FrankenBrew
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of injuredreserve
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MarkFy
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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 GregSVT
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a dark brown with a light brown head that fades to a ring and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is incredibly interesting on this one. At first I get notes of peanut butter with chocolate and vanilla in there as well.

T: The taste is on par with the nose. It actually tastes like peanuts and almonds with a nice chocolate, vanilla, and molasses backbone.

M: The feel is in the middle of medium with decent carbonation.

O: Very interesting beer and very tasty. The peanut is a surprising aroma and flavor given that it's not announced anywhere on the bottle. I wish I had another to age for a bit.

Photo of Zenk
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of sommersb
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 03-22-2012
Freshness: Released 01-2012
Packaging: 22 oz. bottle
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Black and opaque, with a small tan head. Low retention and just a little bit of lacing.

S: Strong oak aromas, plus roasted malts, licorice, vanilla beans, dark bread (like rye), woodiness, and alcohol. Aromas are bold and pleasant.

T: Rich tastes, with a strong alcohol presence. Woody, with flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, and dark breads. Bitterness is low. The spices come to the forefront as the beer warms to room temperature.

M: Smooth and luxurious feel, with a low amount of carbonation. Aftertastes are of roasted coffee bitterness and alcohol warmth.

O: A highly enjoyable and recommended beer. I wish I had more of these!

Thanks to Duff27 for this one!

Photo of TonyTalon
5/5  rDev +12.4%

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 psychotia
5/5  rDev +12.4%

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.