Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Porter
Ranked #269
Ranked #18,748
3.85 | pDev: 11.43%
Feb 25, 2023
Mar 22, 2002
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.21 by Jcreek from Illinois

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 3.73 by jchanley from Illinois

Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by HopBelT from Belgium

Feb 05, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by jakecattleco from California

Nov 16, 2022
Rated: 4 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

May 10, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by Elemental19xx from Illinois

Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin

Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 3.61 by Hend from Wisconsin

Aug 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Truegent2004 from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The on tap version of this beer is so creamy and good, but the bottle version is meh. Since most of you will be drinking the bottle version I'll go with that. Nice head, smells of sweet molasses and chocolate. Taste is watery and slightly bitter. After tastes is pale chocolate. Not quite a Guiness but its decent.
Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by MAB from Canada (AB)

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From the 2020 Advent calendar

Dark and roasty malts are spot on. Unlike the recent offerings from the calendar that added actual chocolate, this one tasted a bit like chocolate without needing to add it. It's right in the name, "chocolate malt"-- why add cacao nibs?
Nice hop profile kept the sweetness down, and rendered this a "proper" porter. At last!
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by staubot from Canada (MB)

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Day 21 of the Beer Advent Calendar

Dark brown with a mocha head. Slight roasted malt chocolate is mixed well together. Refreshing yet still a porter. Don't normally choose provers if thirst is my goal gut Id grab one of these.
Dec 22, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Nov 02, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Sep 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This solid little standard pours a
medium dark brown with tea highlights and a modest head of
fizzling foam that settles to a thin ring. Nose of dark roasted malts,
subtle coffee, subtle cocoa. Flavors follow the nose with faint char, cocoa,
subtle vanilla, dark cocoa, and earthy malts with subtle herbal notes. Decent
mouth feel; medium body, light carbonation, and a moderately dry yet lightly
watery finish.

Overall, decent after a hot day.

Jul 06, 2020
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Reviewed by tp1962 from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Good tasting porter.
Look pours black with tannish head
Smell coffee notes
Taste dry, faint sweetness
Fell carbonated somewhat not overly
Overall enjoyable porter and would work well with dinner and enjoying a steak
Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin

3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The beer looks great, it is very dark and you can tell it's thick. It has a very rick caramel coffee and malt aroma. The taste is it's smell come to life, it has a great bite and just enough of the taste lingers in your mouth. Overall it is a great dark beer.
Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 23, 2020
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Reviewed by wl2bill from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A basic would porter, nothing special, just a nice drinking beer. I usually get it in their Rickety sampler pack. One of their standard brews that I keep in rotation.
Mar 22, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can in trade with Tom, thanks for the opportunity!
Dark brown with a mocha head that persists.
Earthy chocolate and light roast with bits of dried fruit and seltzer.
Mar 20, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by trek7000 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Deep brown where light passes through the center of the glass. Lasting beige head but no lace, surprisingly.

Deep, darker chocolate nose. Good cream and malted sugar which reminds me of a chilled hot cocoa.

The cocoa flavor is powerful here. There's also the bitterness from Baker's chocolate. I do pick up some hop bitterness as well. Rich with lower carbonation. The aftertaste has some warming alcohol. Overall, a very nice Porter.
Feb 09, 2020
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
02/08/20 draft @ The Brew Kettle Hudson
Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with no date that I can ascertain. Sampled on Jan 26, 2020.

Handsome looking dark amber brown appearance with a modest and slowly diminishing tan colored head.

Appealing aroma of milk chocolate, ash, char, and perhaps a berry like fruity character.

Smooth medium mouthfeel.

A bit of chocolate in the taste but I am struck by the bolder bitterness that erupts at the end and lingers. Decently done.
Jan 26, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a dark, black color with a light-tan head. SRM of 24. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aromas of dark malt, molasses, and fresh paint upfront. Some faint caramel/toffee, and dark fruit, sweet fruitcake, french toast w/ syrup, caramel sweetened monkey-bread. Follows with a mild chocolate aromas. Minimal coffee, or roastiness. Very unique and unusual for a porter, but more brown malt, molasses, and paint phenols than chocolate aromas. . (4.00)

Flavor: Lighter on the flavor. More molasses, toffee/caramel & syrup. Slight red cherry, plum, and fig. Light with a slight bitterness. Finishes dry, but a nice sweetness lingers on the palate. Again, not much cocoa or roastedness. (3.75)

Feel: Light-bodied. Good carbonation. A decent amount of syrupy, caramel sweetness lingers on the palate. (4.00)

Compared to Bells Porter 3/4/21: Pours a slightly lighter color with a smaller head. More brown malt aromas/flavors. Less chocolate and cream. Drinks less like a porter and more to a bock.

Compared to Bent Paddle Black 3/11/21: Pours a similar color with a slightly lighter head. More brown malt and molasses. Less cocoa and airy espresso roast. Finishes sweeter and maltier. Similar malt strength, but less bitter so finishes maltier.

Overall: A different "porter". Faint and mild. Faint, but BROWN MALTS, MOLASSES, SYRUP/TOFFEE, and SYRUP flavors without being too sweet. Nice and dry. It drinks more similar to a German bock or Christmas Ale, ...but a very nice darker beer shall we say. (Final Rating: 3.79)
*Compare to a Bock beer*
Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 3.96 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light fizzy head with low retention, little lacing, dark cloudy brown colored

Nose light toasted and roasted malts, little caramel, cocoa, bit of coffee, becoming more fudgey chocolate

Taste brings roasted malt up front, burnt charred but not acrid, roasted coffee, little caramel and toasted malt, some dark chocolate cocoa in the background, medium bitterness that increases a bit on the drier finish, lingering roasted malt and very bitter cocoa

Mouth is med to fuller bod, magnum tingly carb

Overall not bad, basically a simple porter, not too complex but well done
Dec 22, 2019
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - Black brown with a slight head and film
Smell - toasty sweet malts
Taste - about the same as the scent.
Feel - medium body with a medium light carb
Overall - standard but good porter
Dec 19, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by Mustela_Man from California

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by Nunya from Ohio

Nov 15, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 3.35 by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

Oct 16, 2019
Rated: 3.23 by Rubicj from Massachusetts

Sep 17, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 10, 2019
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Rated by eithne from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
6pk - 12oz
Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Drank 5/3/14 @ Reggie's.

Brown hue.

Dark khaki head; minimal lace.

Mild cream & coffee nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream flavor with a hint of coffee grounds; a hop bite on the lips.

Drinkable but plain.
May 24, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 28, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by MercInc from Wisconsin

Apr 16, 2019
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