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Fifteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 459
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
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: mobius387 on 01-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 327 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of elkabong
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krl2112
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This has been a long time want of mine ever since missing the 15th anniversary party. Pours opaque black with a diminishing mocha head. Velvet chocolate, oak, figs, vanilla, and a bourbon breeze in the nose. Nutty flavors seem to underlie chocolate, graham crackers, sweet malt, and bourbon which begins hot then gradually becomes tolerant as the beer returns close to room temperature. The thin mouthfeel might be largely attributed to some age on it. Overall, a solid beer and somewhat complex for the style which is something I always look in new beers that I try. I look forward to trying the CW16 and CW17 this year for comparison in flavors.

Photo of T_Hass
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
4.07/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of cheesy26
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kelp
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CarlosNed
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of jarrgal
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Port_Seat
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%

Bottle from a generous trader. Thanks man! Pours dark brown to pitch black on my glass with a small ring of brown head on too. Excellent aroma of bourbon and vanilla, anise, roast, wood. Really nice nose here. Flavor is bourbon and roast, vanilla, graham cracker, coconut, some dry cardboard notes. Nice chocolate sauce sweetness to go along. Long caramel vanilla marshmallow and bourbon finish. Rich silky body with low plus carbonation. This is really nice. I think better than 16 and Black a Gold.

Photo of SwG237
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of tywhite
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Hallertau
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Rifugium
4.19/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Ray for knocking this one off my wants list!

Dark brown-black color with mahogany tints, with a small tan head that held at a collar; a few dabs of lace on the glass appeared with a swirl. Big aroma of bourbon-soaked oak, seemingly pretty mellowed out by now, caramel and burny brown sugar, notes of dark fruit and vanilla. Taste came in almost like a stout-barleywine hybrid, strong dark sugars--caramel, molasses--roasty cocoa, nice bourbon/oak/vanilla profile, with the booze heat still being fairly strong, but well-integrated. The body was actually pretty thin for a BA stout, coming in about medium, and again feeling more like a barleywine or hefty strong ale. But the mouthfeel was still pretty smooth, and the drinkability was good for an 11% brew. Very enjoyable overall.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4/5  rDev -11.3%

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Fifteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.