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Seventeen | 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): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
17th Anniversary Barrel Aged Stout

Added by halo3one on 12-29-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
681
pDev:
5.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
196
Gots:
190
Trade:
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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SeanBond
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As is typical of all the CW BA stouts I've had (no, I haven't had Black Gold or Ardea Insignis), the beer could benefit from a thicker base. The nose is pretty excellent, and the flavor is nice and complex (probably the blending of the barrels), but there's a bitter finish I can't quite place (wood or char, maybe?) that really hurts the beer in my opinion. An excellent BA stout, and just a couple things hold it back from being top-tier.

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4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Matthew for this treat!

Dark brown body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of oak, bourbon, chocolate, perhaps a note of cinnamon. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Tannic with lingering notes of oak. Bold and assertive. Outstanding.

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks bpolgaze for the epic extra!

A- Motor oil black pour from the bomber into a tulip. A frothy and deep mocha tan cap rises up to a half finger high. Decent retention and a wide belt remains dropping spotty lace and a few sheets.

S- Deep fudge brownie dessert and a hefty dose of Bourbon barrel. Deep chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla bean Bourbon oak, a touch of dark fruit esters, peppery whiskey and burnt barley.

T- Chocolate fudge, peppery Bourbon whiskey barrel and vanilla beans lead the flavor off with a blast of high strength. Rounding it all out are notes of toasty oak, caramel, sweets, cocoa puffs, heavily charred grains, milk chocolate, cherry truffle stem and all, pure oak wood and booze.

MF- Massively thick body with an oily slick and chewy creamy texture. Carbonation is at a medium level as the beer remains smooth despite ending in a very warm, even hot finish.

The barrel is strong with this one but the massive chocolate fudge and caramel do a great job balancing it out. Spicy whiskey is strong but it suits the malty base beer, also plenty of vanilla bean sweets.

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4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured pitch black in color with minimal head. At the nose it was instant whiskey/booze and notes of dark chocolate and little licorice. The flavors were ton of whiskey - almost a bit too much. Then there were some chocolate and little molasses. But the booze was quite overwhelming and without a lot of depth. The mouthfeel was thinner then I expected. This was alright, just not nearly as good as one of the previous releases. I have not tried this when it was released, so I'm not sure how this beer has evolved overtime.

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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Seventeen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 681 ratings
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