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Sixteen | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
An imperial stout aged in 21 year old bourbon barrels.

Added by MasterSki on 11-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
987
pDev:
6.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
248
Gots:
211
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 987 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of MDDMD
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of Masonz223
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.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of A_Rad
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coorsy
4.03/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdaschaf
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcsbeer
4.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mikexw
4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.22/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fitze
4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Spring 2014 vintage; drank 7/31/14 @ Yuss Haus.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/black hue.

Tan head; no lace.

Milk chocolate & whiskey nose. Nice!

Thick mouthfeel.

A smooth, delicious melding of chocolate milk & whiskey. Very nice.

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Photo of gatornation
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick black color with slow forming bubbles that emerge to a beautiful 1/2 finger head. Smell is musty wood and roasted chocolate , toffee and dark fruits. Taste is superb mature oak barrel with mellow bourbon these mix with delicious chocolate/coffee taste , more char slight bitterness with some dark fruit, and vanilla, , mouth feel was rich with bourbon and chocolate roast, as this stout warms suck great flavors mix and compliment the brew.

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Photo of kidzord
4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours thick and black into the glass. A small layer of bubbles forms on top of the beer and is a light chocolate in color. There is just a bit of lacing from the small head, and there are a few alcohol legs as well.

S- Big, boozy bourbon notes hit the nose first and dominate the scent. Next come some sweeter, balancing chocolate notes that take a bit of the alcohol sting away from the smell. The back end of the scent contains some dark malts and just a touch of coffee that adds a touch of bitterness into the smell. As the scent drifts away, the lingering smell is mostly of bourbon barrels, but also a combination of chocolate and more bitter roasts as well.

T- As the beer washes over the tongue, the flavor basically follows the same arc as the scent. Bourbon barrel spice and strength comes first, displaying great vanilla and char flavors, along with just a touch of a coconut note. The chocolate and dark malt flavors come next, first starting out with a bit of semi-sweetness, then moving directly into a dark and more bitter flavor. As the beer is finishing on the tongue, all of these flavors combine to leave a delicious, lingering flavor in the mouth.

M- Thick and boozy are the two best words to describe this beer on the palate. The weight of the beer is pretty heavy, as it drinks very thick and creamy. The alcohol content is definitely felt in this one, with a bit of a warming sensation as you drink it.

Overall, this is a pretty great barrel aged imperial stout. It has held up great after a couple of years in the bottle. My only potential suggestion for improvement is that I wish it had just a touch of coffee in it. In the end, I really like this beer and I am glad I was able to trade for it.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another great one from CW. Age has done this one really well. The flavors were very well balanced and the mouthfeel was spot on. Over time it did seem to get a bit thinner, but was still great.

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Photo of MuFugga
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagriley
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sixteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 987 ratings
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