Salted Maple Stout
Central Waters Brewing Co.

Salted Maple StoutSalted Maple Stout
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,760
Ranked #16,260
3.97 | pDev: 7.81%
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
Salted Maple StoutSalted Maple Stout
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 31 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of maximum12
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quarantine diary day six hundred nine & I have cows browsing the front yard where my lawn used to be. I might poach one tomorrow. 12 oz. canned 1/8/20 back in the good old days.

Stout dark with a nose of sweet maple & sweet chocolate…plus beer, these are three of my favorite things.

Salted Maple Stout is a great naming convention. Things should be called what they are. Bitter Simcoe IPA, Sour Funky Mango, Shitty Under Attenuated Crap. Not sure if I’ve had a stout with salt, but it is very visible on the tongue & very interesting. Underneath the pickling salt is soft maple & chocolate, with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Chalky. No alcohol & easy on the fill-up-meter.

Very good beer & I’m intrigued to try another stout or two with salt added (& more maple for that matter).

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 56 degrees; dark brown liquid with cola brown edges; some clarity under frothy dark tan, rocky mixed bubbles of foam; ok cap retention leaves small island of micro dots on surface and medium heavy ring; soapy lacing for first half of glass; impressive heavy legs sheet the glass. Caramel malt and pancake syrup nose. Sweet caramel, salt, maple, molasses, brown sugar; caramel cream candy; toffee finish. Velvety smooth feel; medium heavy body; maple syrup tongue coating; minimal warmth from 10.75%. Overall, a really great tasting/feeling stout; caramel shines alongside the maple notes; the salt reminds me of eating salt water taffy at the beach as a kid; another hit from CW for me; quite enjoyable.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, canned 1/21/20, into snowman chalice.

Deep dark silky black with a creamy beige head of 1/2 finger.

Aroma of Hershey's Gold candy bar - salted pretzel and white chocolate; some slight yeast cake funk, toffee, vanilla bark, a hint of herbal grass.

Flavor is a little weird - has that caramel saltiness and some fudge, with an overwhelming doughy powdered sugariness, but then counter attacks this overt sweetness with a very grassy/piney/soapy bitterness and does that too sweet/too bitter thing. Finish of caramel and coffee.

Feel is slick and creamy, good heat, good carbonation though a touch on the mild side.

Overall not for me. Moving on.

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Photo of sneekysquid
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The sweetness is overpowering. Went back to it twice on different days and still just too much. Great looking stout. Maybe I can make bread with it.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central Waters Salted Maple Imperial Stout, 10.75% ABV. Pours black with a 4+ finger light brown head. Nose is incredible maple syrup and vanilla. Taste is roast malt, maple syrup, and salt. Salt aftertaste that I'm not digging, though many will like the contrast. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent. Would love to have a rum BA variant without the salt.

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Photo of BB1313
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 1/21/20. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black; creamy dark khaki head that fades leaving decent retention and lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Hints of cocoa and smoke. Some maple syrup. The flavors are pretty bold and rich. This one is definitely on the sweeter side due to the maple. It's also pretty salty. Some milk chocolate and salted caramel. Some smoked bacon. Some vanilla in the mix. I'm picking up a ton of lactose. Some sugar cubes. It finishes slightly sticky and syrupy with a subtle warmth. Solid malt backbone. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy and slick.

This is a solid brew. It's very intense, salty and sweet. It might be a little rough around the edges, but they deliver exactly what you would expect from "salted maple stout". My only beef is that it might be a little too sweet and is borderline cloyingly sweet although it ultimately becomes more balanced the more you get into it. The craftsmanship and execution is definitely on point. It's better than my "numerical score" might indicate.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz can in a snifter. This beast pours a rugged
pitch black with a nice head of tan foam that settles to a thick
ring, thin light film, and shows very nice lacing. Nose of maple,
dark chocolate, deep roast, and subtle coffee. Flavors surpass the
nose with aplomb. Dark chocolate and maple get merry around
a bed of roasted coffee and subtle char with a nice dash of subtle
salinity and subtle dark fruit notes. Nice mouth feel; chewy, smooth,
coating, light carbonation, full body, slick, and a rich full subtly warming

What can I say, this brewery is producing some amazing brews and
each one impresses more and more.


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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful jet black with a thick reddish mocha head that falls away quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, with only a hint of maple. Flavor follows the nose with the maple a bit more pronounced without being overbearing. The salt is a pleasant addition. Feel is on the thicker side of medium bodied. Overall a fantastic beer from a brewery I've really learned to love for their barrel aged products. Maybe in the future they'll put some of this in barrels (although it's plenty good the way it is).

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Photo of scream
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was not sure what to expect here - salt in beer ?? I did not find it noticeable but maybe next time. Aroma has some sweetness from the maple. Quite tasty and easy drinking especially for a beer their website lists as 10.75% and not as barrel aged. Might pick this over the BA Stout, will wait and see after a few more.

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Photo of Bshaw22
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks black and medium thick with small tan head. Fades quickly.
Smell is sweet maple with a touch of savory.
Smell is very sweet on the front with maple but the salt gives some balance. A little roast character.
Pretty easy to drink. Not too heavy. Solid effort.

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Salted Maple Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 31 ratings