Black Gold | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2012 we entered '1414' in The Great American Beer Festival's Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout Category. Awarded the GABF's Gold Medal, we saved some, aged it for 35 months in 25 year-old oak bourbon barrels. Truly one of a kind.

Added by lunarbrew on 10-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#91
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
721
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
Wants:
588
Gots:
160
Trade:
17
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4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
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2017 vintage

Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roast, some sweet vanilla and fudge. Maybe it's a bit thin, but not detrimental to the beer at all. Flavor is really well balanced barrel, roast, and some chocolate and vanilla. Doesn't fall short in any aspect, leaves nothing to be desired. Very much enjoyed this one.

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4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
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2018 vintage.

A: Pours black with a smattering of fairly fine, dark brown head that recedes quickly to a razor thing ring. A couple dots of lacing.

S: Vanilla, dark chocolate, delicious bourbon and oak, mint, light roast. 


T: Cola, dark cacao chocolate bar, mint, bourbon, oak, hint of burnt coffee, along with light sweetness. Finishes with sort of a gritty dark cocoa and cola flavor. Hefty bourbon contribution that doesn’t overpower the rest. 


M: Full bodied with medium, cola-like carbonation. Light but smooth alcohol warmth. 


O: Tasty stuff, like a more refined version of BBS with similar bourbon and coke type flavors. The burnt note is a little distracting but still a solid beer.

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4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16, 17.

Big barrel presence. Chocolate, fudge, bourbon, vanilla. Biggest knock on this beer is the mouthfeel. It's just not on the same level as the rest of the experience. However, the flavors and barrel quality are fantastic.

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Black Gold from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 721 ratings