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Fifteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 311
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 467
Gots: 69 | FT: 5
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mobius387 on 01-28-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%

madtowndmb1, Sep 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -1.6%

tywhite, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Hallertau, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

funkel81, Aug 11, 2014
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.

Rifugium, Aug 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

FriedCheeseCurds, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

schmidtmattsays, Jun 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Stigs, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

gueuzegossage, Apr 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

eyemustard, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Zuidman, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

MaseFace, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Herky21, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

HopsMatt, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

jackmax, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Ri0
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured about 6oz left from a growler.

A - Dark obsidian with brown highlights around the edge of the glass. Only a very thin head and no lacing. I'm sure sitting in the growler reduced the appearance.

S - Huge bourbon nose (even after a year), bitter dark chocolate, rich caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, milk chocolate, and some wood.

T - It is quite bitter with a big bourbon presence. Plenty of dark bitter chocolate, caramel, vanilla, marshmallow, milk chocolate, and some wood.

M - Medium-bodied, silky, light carbonation, not very thick but still smooth.

O - This is good, but it did not quite live up to my expectations. Excited to try 16 as a comparison.

Ri0, Feb 16, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I acquired this recently via trade. Very excited to try this, based on the rave reviews. typical big stout appearance. Near black with an oily beige head. Fantastic aroma. Bourbon and oak in abundance. Vanilla, chocolate, roast. Dark chocolates and bourbon. So smooth. Just silky on the palate and teeming with flavor. Beautifully balanced. Dangerously easy to drink. Mild warmth in the finish. I understand the high review average. This beer rocks.

Huhzubendah, Feb 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

belgbeerdrinker, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

largadeer, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

tsauce2, Dec 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Canti4341, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

DCon, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

marine1975, Dec 07, 2013
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Fifteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.