Maple Barrel Stout
Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #799
Ranked #2,470
4.25 | pDev: 8%
Jul 31, 2022
Aug 09, 2015
Notes: Working with our good friends at B&E's Trees in Cashton, WI, we have given them our bourbon barrels before we age beer in them, they age their incredible syrup for a full year, then we age an imperial stout for a full year. This beer is one of the biggest we have made, smooth and velvety with a good dose of maple and bourbon!
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Maple Barrel Stout pours a dark brown, with a short lasting, fizzy head. Aroma is very sweet, very maple. Flavor is very thick, very sweet, lots and lots of maple notes. Good, thick sweet, sipping body.
Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
650 mL bottle. Black with an ample khaki head. Smells of strong bourbon, soy sauce, and maple. Tastes of sweet maple, oak, bourbon, a little soy sauce, long bitter roasted malt finish. Medium heavy, very sweet. The roasted malt helps, but it's very sweet and kinda soy saucy.
Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A big thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. capped bomber into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours surprisingly light with a .5 finger mocha colored head with moderate retention and nice, oily legs and lace. Nose is roasted malt, toast, sweet soy sauce, maple syrup, liquorice, and chocolate. Very aromatic. Beer opens maple syrup. Syrupy and sweet up front. In the back I get notes of roasted malt, chocolate, sweet soy sauce, liquorice, and brownie. Semi-sweet chocolate towards the end and a slight roasty tartness at the finish. Aftertaste is more chocolate and syrup. Delicious! Body is full with low carbonation. Velvety and luscious on the palate and goes down warm and slick with a long, lingering aftertaste. Near perfect for the style.

This one's just a well-made beer. The barrel-aging is perfect and the base beer is incredible. Definitely worth trying.
Jul 07, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by crobinso from Colorado

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Central Waters Maple Barrel Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV. Pours black with a 4+ finger brown head that left little lacing. Nose is maple and bourbon. Taste follows, plus roasted malt and chocolate, moderately sweet, slightly bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, overall world class.
Jun 12, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.96 by npendres from Wisconsin

Dec 19, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by MJSFS from Florida

Oct 26, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by paulish from New York

Jul 09, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by ChicagoNick from Illinois

Jun 15, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

May 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Apr 13, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by stmoorea from Illinois

Mar 26, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 4.63 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 4 by stortore from Illinois

Jan 16, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap. This one blew me away with how pure the maple is in the taste. It also does well to star AND compliment the bourbon, roasted nuts, rich oak, fudge and a kiss of toasted caramel. This is interesting especially because the smell is pretty much maple and bourbon with light fudge, but doesn't convey the same luxurious depth the taste does. Feel is sticky, thick, medium weight, somewhat boozy and leaning sweet in the finish. Perfect winter dessert. The wife liked it
Nov 21, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Nov 10, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tried at the Denver Rare beer event. Very dark appearance with tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant maple that is not overpowering. Taste is a very pleasant maple malt combination that is well worth trying. Slightly thin for my taste but that may have to be with the maple aging.
Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jul 11, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by mig100 from Texas

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 25, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by emerge077 from Illinois

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Dankacheese from Illinois

Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Dec 31, 2018
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Reviewed by y2kawakami from Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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A - Pours a nice, dark brown with mocha colored head that dissipates pretty quickly

A - It smells like a sweet delicious maple explosion. Definitely picking up the syrup barrels on the nose.

T - The first taste is pretty sweet. It almost has almost something of a barleywine sweetness to it. Not really getting too much of the bourbon barrel at all. The sweetness does stick around at the end, but not in an overly cloying kind of way.

M - Slightly thin, but not to a point where I feel it takes away from the beer.

O - I'm really glad I got to try this beer. Definitely not a beer to solo; share it with a friend or two. It is tasty, but the sweetness will get to you after a while.
Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Sep 11, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 17, 2018
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Reviewed by larryarms847 from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours thick with a motor oil viscosity.

Rich and bold sweet maple character with nice barrel notes of char, oak, vanilla, and bourbon.

Barrel character definitely provides a delicious complexity since the maple REALLY stands out. If not for the barrel character I think this would lean a little too sweet for my taste.

Full-bodied, nice carbonation, sweet, but not cloying.

Overall, this was quite a delicious brew. The barrel provided the much needed balance to counteract the strong maple character. Grab one and share it with a friend!
Apr 28, 2018
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Rated by Tobin776 from Wisconsin

4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Silky Smooth dreams of maple with dark subtle hints of roasted malt...and bourbon. worth the chase.
Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2018
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