Eighteen | 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): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sweffin on 01-12-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
237
pDev:
5.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
111
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Texasfan549
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boy do I love me some CW barrel aged beers, the absolute best value in the world of barrel aged beers. This one pours like every other anniversary beer they've made: Black with a 1/2" brown head. Aroma of bourbon first and foremost. Then some roast and chocolate malt. Hops and wood stay off the nose for the most part.

Taste is where this beer excels. Deliciously layered bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt and oak to a lesser extent. Hides the alcohol amazingly well, not bitter or excessively hopped like some of those 100ibu imperial stouts out there. The chocolate feels are dark and fudgy. There is a mild current of earth, tobacco, wood, unsweetened caramel and leather in the mouth feel. Just when you think it is a simple straightforward barrel aged stout, it gives you those nuances as it warms on the back half of the course.

Carbonation appropriate. Only $15 a bottle is a steal, only bested by their $15/4 packs of barrel aged product.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Love these central waters anniversaries...obtained via trade some point not all that long ago. In a word....damn. I rarely use the terms leathery or tabacoo to describe a beer but if there's one, this is it. The barrel aging is refined and mature. Really great example of how great a BA stout can be. Mm mmm mmm.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
4.1/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Winston3737
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
4.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

22 oz
2016
$15?

Deep brown to black with minimal head and a thin but complete ring of head.

Nose is bourbon, oak, a bit of heat, and minor coffee.

Taste is mellow bourbon, oak, a bit of char, minor cocoa, minor leather, and caramel.

Mouthful is medium to heavy with the minorist bit of roughness. Carbonation is low. Finish is semi sweet.

A very nice Bourbon barrel stout. Nothing wrong here. Balanced and mellow with maybe a touch too much oak. At the same time, struggling to find this as highly rated as others. Would recommend nonetheless.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Eighteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 237 ratings