Twenty One
Central Waters Brewing Co.

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From:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 4.54%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
50
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 23, 2023
Added:
Jan 27, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
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Rated: 4.26 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 23, 2023
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like tobacco, herbal roast, oak, smoke, bourbon, and dark chocolate.

This is almost a bit too dry on the finish. There's not enough fullness or sweetness to support the extremely dry tobacco and herbal bitterness here. There's lots of barrel here, bitter, roasty, and super oaky.

This is semi-thin, which is usually the case with Central Waters, and the body isn't big enough to support the intense barrel character on this one.

There was definitely stuff to enjoy with this one, especially fans of big bourbon in their barrel aged stouts, but I could definitely imagine a better version of this beer overall.
Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by timmy2b from New York

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by crobinso from Colorado

Sep 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jun 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2021
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Reviewed by BarleySane from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black and thick. Oaky and roasty. Not a lot of bourbon but good overall. The roast and bitterness of a bit overdone and it needs more malt and bourbon.
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by einman from Minnesota

Aug 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
As usual, CW's anniversary beer brings all the traits that I love about their "normal" BBA Stout, but turned up to 11. Strong boozy heat and bourbon spice on the nose, but more of a sweet, vanilla/honey-forward bourbon like Four Roses or Evan Williams. Fudge and plenty of barrel oak and tannins on the palate, still with plenty of booze but enough sweetness to balance.
Feb 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Jan 05, 2020
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Black with no foam.

Vanilla, alcohol.

Notable pine, alcohol, cola and some wood. Needs some dark chocolate or sweetness.

Little harsh, just a tinge bitter.
Jan 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Jan 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin

Dec 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by StoutSnob40 from California

Dec 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.55 by dunklevice from Wisconsin

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark brown almost black with ruby edges; dark tan, fast fizzy head; solid ring; small island of a brief cap; some soapy lacing; thin legs on swirl. Raisins, bourbon, caramel malt, cherries nose. Taste follows nose; bitter sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, lite char, burnt brown sugar, molasses. Moderate minus carbonation; almost full body; dry finish; slightly warming from 13.5%. Overall, well balanced layers of barrel, malt, and dark fruit flavors; another winner from CW.
Nov 10, 2019