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Twenty One | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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4.52/5
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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): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
pDev:
1.99%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 22 fl oz bottle on March 10, 2019. Twenty-first anniversary imperial stout aged in oak bourbon barrels. Thick, rich and delicious.

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Photo of jonbonfondle
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured pitch black, looked twice a thick as their regular reserve series barrel aged stout. Very little head after pouring.

Smell: heavy in boubon soaked raisins with notes of sweet chocolate with cherries. Little notes of licorice. A lot of whisky with essence of burnt caramel at the finish.

Taste: its full and rich with bourbon from start to finish, leaving a sweet and smooth burn at the end. Then throughout the tasting, there were a ton of raisins and pitted fruits with ample sweet dark chocolates. As it warmed up, the chocolate began to dominate the palate with a slight bitter component.

Mouthfeel: full bodied and thick with a slight burn at the finish.

Overall: CW nails it! An exceptional barrel aged imperial stout that did not leave anything missing.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a Wisconsin friend for bringing this. Seems to have enough but not too much wood on the nose or the tongue.
Sweet tasty malt but not too boozy. A very nice stout.

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Photo of maximum12
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I only had two glasses at the party, & would have had more, except for that whole “Don’t Die” mantra I’ve latched on to. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Matte black without enough bubbles to cover the surface of the beer. Even after warming for thirty minutes, the nose is light. A little barrel, fudge, chocolate chips. Minimal, but pretty.

Twenty One is the fudgiest, most bourbon-forward anniversary beer to date – at the event, there was more than one person (me included) who favored it over Black Gold, which I’ve never felt before. Big notes of bourbon & liquefied fudge up front, backed by chocolate milk, moderate roast, & low bitterness that does the blocking & tackling to keep this from reaching diabeetus stature. Sticky & sharp, & the thickest that I can recall. I drank 16 oz. of this at my last sitting, 11 oz. this time. More would be good.

Another Central Waters triumph. Many of the Anniversary beers are pretty similar, but that’s like complaining about all your 100 dollar bills being the same size. Magnificent beer.

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Photo of Soneast
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Twenty One from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 11 ratings