Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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4.32/5
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Rye Barrel Chocolate PorterRye Barrel Chocolate Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.65%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TonyTalon on 04-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#926
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
341
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
74
Trade:
11
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Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RobinLee
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice black color. The head is tan, 1 finger slightly frothy, and has ok retention. It dissipates to a ring around the glass.
The nose - The rye barrel is very forward in the nose. I do get slight chocolate, but the barrel is the star of the aroma.
Taste - Started consumption at 52 degrees - A nice smooth chocolate flavor is up front. Nice and rich, more than the nose let on. On the backside the barrel kicks in, but not harsh at all. It is hard to tell that this is a beer that is over 12%.
The body is fairly thick. There's very little alcohol harshness. Just a smooth feel.
Damn tasty porter. Really is put together very well.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 4/14/17.

Pours a dark chocolate brown, mostly opaque, with a slight foamy ring for a head and some loose, soapy lacing. Great aromas of chocolate, malt, rye, cocoa, rye whiskey, some vanilla. The taste is more malt forward, then chocolate, rye, cocoa, whiskey, vanilla, light oak and caramel. Very smooth, a solid medium to full body, well carbonated.

Lots of really good rye, well balanced and expressive. Seems like a bigger beer than 9.5%. Delicious and glad I have one aging. Well worth a purchase, next time it comes around.

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Photo of ricknelson
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found on bottle, purchased close to release in 2017.
Removing the cap resulted in a foam overflow from the bottle. Black body, head settles to creamy, thick cap, Thick lacing.
Aroma is strong with chocolate, roasted malts, and spicy, rye barrel.
Taste goes to whiskey barrel and chocolate. Twang from the barrel and some vanilla. Taste falls off quickly, very little lingering aftertaste.
Coating mouthfeel, creamy.
A barrel aged beer with a very prominent barrel taste and aroma. Alcohol burn is minimal.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter pours a black color, with a small head. Aroma with rich with dark chocolate. Flavor has a full bourbon kick, with a big sweet and dry dark chocolate finish. Good body and easy to drink. Overall, a very full rich porter with a kick.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_if_you_can
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikey2333
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Rye Barrel Chocolate Porter from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 341 ratings