Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +1.1%
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
04-25-2012 03:24:53 | More by derkfromwi
4.25/5 rDev -4.5%
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!
04-22-2012 14:08:09 | More by EgadBananas
4.78/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
04-05-2012 02:11:02 | More by beerwolf77
4.43/5 rDev -0.4%
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.
04-03-2012 02:15:40 | More by GregSVT
4.55/5 rDev +2.2%
Tasted On: 03-22-2012
Freshness: Released 01-2012
Packaging: 22 oz. bottle
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!
03-23-2012 04:35:19 | More by sommersb
4.55/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
03-13-2012 06:27:37 | More by homebrew311
4.63/5 rDev +4%
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!
03-04-2012 18:10:00 | More by DCon
4.58/5 rDev +2.9%
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!
02-20-2012 22:59:14 | More by mobius387
4.85/5 rDev +9%
Central Waters 1414. Based on my review from the bottle, and I had on tap in a CW Snifter at the 14th Anniversary party.
Appearance: Dark, nearly totally Opaque. No head.
Smell: Very boozy and Chocolaty. Smells very inviting.
Taste: Strong flavor of Chocolate with a Marshmallow flavor that comes on strong next. Great Barrel notes, so very smooth going down. I couldn't dream up a better tasting beer if I tried. Really over the top as far as my personal favorite flavors.
Mouthfeel: Again really good. The base beer is a great starting point. It's got it going on. Not too thick or viscous nor too thin or watery. Gave a 4.5 based on the smoothness just a tad less than other top notch barrel aged beers I've had.
Overall: This beer seriously did it for me. I absolutely loved it and I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. My drinking buddy called it "His CBS face" Yeah, liked it like nothing I've ever had.
Damn near perfect on my scale for the kind of beers I truly like and seek out. My overall would be a 4.75 of more. Central Waters deserves a High 5, They knocked this one outta the park!
02-14-2012 23:48:09 | More by TATURBO
4.48/5 rDev +0.7%
Served in an Alesmith Horny Devil snifter.
A- pours a nice black with a 1 finger mocha head. Minimal lacing that speckle the glass.
S- nice bourbon and vanilla notes followed by chocolate and some alcohol.
T- sweet and bitter chocolate, bourbon is there but not overpowering with vanilla and oak as well.
M- medium body with low carbonation. Abv is noticeable but this beer is not hot.
O- another amazing BA beer from Central Waters! This is a drinkable BA stout that has amazing aromas and flavors that the style should have.
02-12-2012 04:07:17 | More by kawilliams81
Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.