Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TonyTalon on 04-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
324
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
80
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 324 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of TX-Badger
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2014 bottle shared with friends. Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Rye barrel character, whiskey, rye spice, chocolate, vanilla, and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with more whiskey and chocolate notes.

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Photo of Cbustard
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikey2333
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft into snifter at Art of Beer in Highwood, IL.

Deep, dark brown appearance with a good amount of foam head upon pour, which was unexpected. Good balance of rye barrel and chocolate aroma, although not very strong. Taste follows, with a good balance of the two plus some mild coffee flavor. Everything here is solid, except the end is a bit on the thinner side, like many Central Water stouts.

Overall, a quality BA porter and one I would order again. Not sure if I would seek out for a trade though.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Was definitely starting to sour. Beer looked great and smelled okay, but clear tart cherry comes through, especially as the beer starts to warm. Unfortunately, was a drain pour. I haven't heard this widely, but you may want to watch out for possible infection with this one.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.23/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deonreds
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate, Vanilla, rye spiciness and cherry skins. Toasted chocolate malt profile. Wisp of Smokey s'mores. Medium bodied. Oaky dry finish. Really delicious.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle. Black body. Small khaki head. Smells of strong rye whiskey. Really dominates. Some chocolate behind it. Oak. Tastes, again, of mostly rye whiskey. Sharp whiskey and oak. Milk chocolate. Silky, creamy, and a little sweet. Oaky finish. Medium heavy and creamy. I like rye a lot, but this is even a little much for me. Still good, but very intense.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small foamy head and some nice sheets of lacing.

This smells like dry rye spice, oak, silky chocolate, and very light whiskey.

Central Waters almost always does amazing barrel aged stuff, and this is no exception. I had heard reports that this was very boozy, but I don't honestly get that here. It does get slightly boozy as it warms, but it works well. There's definitely a dryness here, from the spicy rye and the dry oak. There's a good bit of silky chocolate, with a hint of roast and cookie dough. The barrels were probably kind of dry, since there's not a ton of actual whiskey flavor here.

This is medium bodied, not super thick, but not as thin as their usual BA beers.

This is a very fun beer, and it's super well done.

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Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.34 out of 5 based on 324 ratings.
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