Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
02-10-2012 02:31:44 | More by Duff27
4.47/5 rDev +0.4%
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.
02-05-2012 05:35:43 | More by maximum12
4.95/5 rDev +11.2%
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!
02-01-2012 14:26:56 | More by BeerFMAndy
4.4/5 rDev -1.1%
Had on tap at the Anniversary party. The smell is of strong bourbon and a really sweet vanilla. Just a tad of coffee that compliments the barrel and vanilla. The taste is outstanding. Coats the mouth and the vanilla/marshmallow flavor really comes through. This is excellent. Central Waters has never let me down.
01-31-2012 03:03:46 | More by Alpar
4.48/5 rDev +0.7%
poured by the bartender at Central Waters during Fourteenth Anniversary party!
This beer is aged in 14 year Buffalo Trace barrels for 14 months in honor of Central Waters 14 year anniversary.
Beer reviewed from written notes on 1/28/2012.
Appearance: black bodied beer with a finger almost 2 fingers of mocha brown head. Lacing is thick.
Smell: big barrel notes from this beer! Oak, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla.
Taste: Just like the nose! Nice bourbon barrel aged beer. Bourbon and wood upfront, fairly sweet without becoming cloying. Really chocolately with vanilla and marshmellows noted lingering in the back. Some minor roasty and smoky notes add balance. Alcohol is tasted, but not much of a burn is noted. Just right!
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with carbonation that is almost moderate, but its just falls a little bit short of that. So the high end of a low carbonated beer. You do get more carbonation than your normal barrell aged beer, which I think is not a hinderance. Its fairly drinkable and creamy.
Overall: Be careful with this beer its a sipper that will go down really fast! This is the best offering I have drank from Central Waters! Peruvian Morning is not far behind this beer though. The only barrel aged beer I have yet to try from Central Waters is bourbon barrel cherry stout. This beer is very compareable Ivan the Terrible and Old Raspy XIV. Fantastic Job Central Waters! I am a big fan of your beer and commitment to quality craft beers.
01-30-2012 05:03:02 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.