Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.54 | pDev: 6.83%
Mar 21, 2022
Nov 17, 2013
To celebrate our Sweet Sixteen, we made this Anniversary beer that builds itself on the shoulders of its predecessors. Using a bigger, bolder imperial stout, we aged this beer for 21 months in oak bourbon barrels. The result - rich, decadent bourbon, vanilla and toffee; complemented by the chocolate and roast of the stout. Enjoy this beer from our Gold Medal winning Anniversary series, because Sixteen is a milestone, but our life is just beginning.
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.96/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bomber at share. Dark ruddy brown pour with a thin beige head that doesn't last long. Aroma is mildly sweet roast malts, barrel notes and earthy elements. Taste brings in caramel and chocolate, woody, whiskey and sweet. latent warmth keeps rising.
Mar 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy dark khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- aroma opens with bold barrel aromas, immediately noticing the extended barrel aging. Tons of wet oak, barrel juice, coconut and vanilla. Undertones of brownies, chocolate, caramel, toffee, burnt marshmallows and molasses

T- sweet and malty up front with notes of cocoa, tootsie rolls, marshmallow and molasses. Mid-palate brings out flavors of brownie batter and caramel. The finish brings out a strong barrel presence, adding complex oak, barrel juice and enhancing notes of coconut flakes and vanilla bean. The linger gives chocolate brownies and gives a long linger of bourbon barrel

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a silky, warming finish

O- as expected from the extended barrel aging, the barrel leads the way. However I was really impressed with the variety of undertones that kept popping up as well
Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Mar 14, 2020
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Rated by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Amazed at how well this one aged after 6 years. Incredibly smooth with a silky mouthfeel,
Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jan 08, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Eman17 from Illinois

Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Sandis from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Rastal Pint glass. The bourbon is evident in both the aroma and flavor of this one. Balanced by roast and chocolate. I like how this has aged.
Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The coolest thing about this beer is that my WI bros hooked me up with four bottles of it, and it in fact, like every other anniversary stout of theirs, is phenomenal.

Pours black and dark brown, good 1/2" brown (lighter) head on the top. Exquisite aroma, smacks you with plenty of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and marshmallow feels.

Taste is more of the same, deep, rich, soaked oak and bourbon continues on. Never hot. Not bitter. Smooth, rich, deep, dark. Plenty of fudgy baker's chocolate without the sweetness. Amazing how well it covers the alcohol up without resorting to going full on pastry stout. A minor amount of toffee and caramel feels to smooth it out even more, but the barrel really is the driving force here, but it has a deft touch. Such a good beer, this review is the culmination of drinking 3 of the bottles, there was like, no variation, all just phenomenally superb stuff. Good cost, good people hookin' it up. Love this beer.
Sep 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Masonz223 from Michigan

4.91/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Smell: Huge fudge, oak, vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate, coconut. Smells amazing!!

Taste: I'll make it simple everything that's in the nose is in the taste. It's fantastic. It's a real treat. This beer has aged like a fine wine.

Feel: Medium to full body. Best mouthfeel out of any of the central water barrel aged beers I've had.

Overall: This is almost like a 4 year old bourbon County but slightly more mellow. I never had this fresh but I could imagine it was amazing then as well.
Sep 10, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

May 25, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 10, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 4.93 by bcsbeer from Florida

Jan 26, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 23, 2016