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Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.45 | pDev: 5.62%
Apr 09, 2022
Jan 27, 2018
This beer is an expression of hard work, determination, gratitude, and love. A celebration of our 20th year. A careful blend of several barrel-aged stouts each aged a minimum of two years. Cheers to 20 more!
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Rated: 4.5 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by crobinso from Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
there are some big chocolate, licorice, charred wood, raisin notes. the chocolate reads as bakers chocolate or fudge depending on where it is on the palate. oak comes through more as it warms. bourbon is a bit spicy.
Mar 14, 2021
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Central Waters Twenty Years

Pours pitch black with a decent sized, stable beige head.

Smells of licorice, toasted coconut and red berries among chocolaty coffee. Brings a nice spicy whiff to the nose among old wood and smoky, sweet toffee.

Drinks smooth and oily, showcasing the decadent, rich body of this in a perfectly balanced way.

Tastes of a warming, honey covered bourbon presence, coated by milk chocolate and additional coconut. Inherits a rock sugar and licorice, together with calming whipped cream, vanilla bean and bakers chocolate. Has a praliné finish, featuring warming, dry Bourbon and complimenting, earthy coffee, chocolate and oak.

Complex and playfully balanced beer, evoking new flavors with each sip, since it is impossible to drink this.
Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Solid black with a creamy, bubbly tan head.

Toasty semi-bitter cacao glides into silky chocolate met by an assertively spicy Maker's-like bourbon.

The smooth, medium-thick body comes to a semi-dry finish which brings out nutty pie crust and toffee on the swallow and exhale.

Damn I love their anniversary beers.
Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Nov 11, 2019
Rated: 4.79 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Jul 14, 2019
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Reviewed by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: pours medium thickness, pitch black with no head
S: fudge and bourbon. Sweet and boozy. Yum
T: just like the nose..yum. Very delicious
F: medium thickness, coating and smooth
O: great beer and vastly under hyped
Jun 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
650 mL bottle. Black body. Smells of chocolate, bourbon, and lots of oak. Taste is surprising. Nutty malts and licorice. Then comes the chocolate and bourbon. Very oaky. Not too heavy. Pretty good.
Jun 19, 2019
Rated: 4.57 by kbuzz from North Carolina

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Apr 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Thirstygoat from Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Last Saturday I drank a 18. It was good but the wood seemed to scratch against my throat.

This coats the throat with a trace of bourbon, Smells great and ticks all the boxes for a top tier BBA Stout
absolutely Delicious!
Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 4 by kyleryan from Missouri

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.58 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Jan 11, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Jan 02, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by stortore from Illinois

Dec 27, 2018
Twenty from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 110 ratings