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Fifteen - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
99
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310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 473
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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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

danoeltico, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

ChrisPro, Aug 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

JulianB, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

JPortillo, Jul 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

bmony26, Jul 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

badboy7113, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

caguiar, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is black with thin brown head. Nose has chocolate and a touch of peanut butter, light wood note and a hint of bourbon in back. Taste has a hint of that peanut butter, less wood, still some. Some cakey chocolate batter, a bit like a slightly muted Rare. Good full body, moderate carbonation and a smooth creamy feel.

cpetrone84, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

fbc24, Jul 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Cee-Poe, Jul 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

moonknight31, Jul 02, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm happy I had a chance to try this at a tasting the other night. Thanks to Skippychop!

Beer poured with a higher viscosity than regular BBS, thank god. Actually, the body appeared quite nice, with minimal head. Dark black.

Smells fantastic. Mostly bourbon and and roast notes. Not a ton of the umami flavor which is so popular with other big BA stouts. This is especially noticeable, considering we just went through a bottle of Assassin. Smell is rich and inviting.

The bourbon is most present in this one. It is the cleanest execution of a bourbon stout aimed to simply highlight the bourbon and the base beer. The beer is void of the other (more sweet and gimmicky) big BA flavors, such as umami, maple, toffee, etc... Don't get me wrong, I love these flavors, but this beer is designed to be pure, rich, simple, and delicious. There is a decent amount of dark chocolate/fudge flavor. It reminds me of Parabola, except not as hot, much smoother, and clean.

Mouthfeel is indeed fuller than CW BBS, which I appreciate. It's low-medium carbonation. The beer is excellent in this category.

To me, this beer is the quintessential example of a classic BA stout. Not as complex as some, but that's not the point. It's awesome.

lunarbrew, Jul 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Wowcoolman, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

drewone, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Atomicskis5, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

thegerm87, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Bockerdoppel91, Jun 26, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A big thank to Jeff for this one. Guess I just haven't gotten around to it. 22oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a semi-course 1 finger mocha-colored head with low retention. Beer is thick, oily, and pitch black. Lacing is stringy with little stick. Big, oily legs coat the glass nicely. Great looking beer!

Nose is hot and boozy. Notes of dark fruit, molasses, milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Some fudge richness too. Pretty aromatic.

Opens bourbon, molasses, fudge, and cocoa. Notes of prunes and raisin in the middle mixed with milk chocolate and more booziness. Ends hot with sticky molasses sweetness. Finishes honey, bourbon and some leather. Sticky, dark fruit and chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good but a bit rough around the edges.

Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Oily, thick, and slick in the mouth and goes down hot and boozy. Sweet, messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Moderately smooth. A very enjoyable sipper.

1414 was great because it had incredible balance with just the right amount of booze lent from the Bourbon barrels. Meanwhile, though I'm sure it will turn into an amazing beer in itself, Fifteen just isn't there yet. Good complexity but the booze presence is very strong, covering a lot of the more subtle characteristics. I'd wait on this one for a couple of more months or so.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

mdillon86, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

jderosia603, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

ShanePB, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Holland, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Hophead717, Jun 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

kmatlack, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

KWMiles, Jun 17, 2013
Fifteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.