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Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 403
Gots: 40 | 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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4.64/5  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%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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 THEOPTIMATOR88
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of atone315
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of TATURBO
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!

Photo of kawilliams81
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Mscarpen
5/5  rDev +12.4%

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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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of maximum12
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottles picked up at the ever-fine Central Waters anniversary party last weekend, & after having a glass on tap, wish I'd been able to pick up more. A lot more. Hope it's as good out of the bottle: split into two snifters to top off a good night after a tasting. Nice 22 oz. bottle, with a nice, retro, minimalist label.

Pours, like, black. Like a big stout. Smell is rich: chocolate, roast, vanilla, all underpinned with massive bourbon notes. Ummmm.

Fourteen Fourteen is one more notch in the most underrated bourbon barrel programs in the country. Sharp roast manages to rise about the barrel. Luscious vanilla caresses the tongue while bourbon continues to fire up the nose. Perfect barrel balance. Chocolate is strong. Bourbon. The overall effect is sweet & strong. Smoothery. Alcohol is unknown here. Gorgeous in the mouth. And so easy to drink.

Wow. This is top-shelf stuff. Marvelous balance, lovely use of the barrel. Excellent.

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of brian23456
5/5  rDev +12.4%

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!

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.