Twenty Two
Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #934
Ranked #49,839
4.36 | pDev: 6.19%
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
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Notes: Our 22nd anniversary beer is a great big bourbon barrel-aged stout.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by McHenry:
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McHenry from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mar 01, 2020
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mjpolzin from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 09, 2020
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darktronica from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thick and fuller in body than CW's typical BBA stouts, this is another excellent anniversary release. Rich and malty, but with a strong boozy heat and alcoholic sting. Chocolate, bourbon spice, mild vanilla and very light vinous notes from oak tannins. I had a Twenty One recently, and the main difference was how that had mellowed out over the past year, compared to this being fresh and aggressive.

Mar 16, 2020
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This reminds me alot of Central Water 16 Anniversary stout. Similar flavors and aromas. Chocolate base stout and smooth as ever bourbon and barrel notes. It really brings me back to the days of really excellant barrel aged CW anniversary stouts. Slightly thinner on the body than CW Sixteen, but man its really close.

Jun 03, 2020
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stmoorea from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 11, 2020
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SaxmanRick from Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 03, 2020
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GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The look is just black, with no head. The smell is vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. The taste is bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla, just the type of flavor that I enjoy in a BBA stout. The carbonation is medium, and it is thick, full, with a strong alcohol burn on the mouthfeel. Overall, this is an amazing BBA stout, one of the best that I have ever had.

Apr 12, 2020
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pkalix from California

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so many coconut/maple/chocolate/tequila/etc... stouts these days it's almost refreshing to see a 22nd year anni beer so 'plain'.... and i must admit i AM disappointed. i just dont know why. it's delicious, though! but i'm done with birds. why cant we have a massive artillery-armed cartoon character? oh. right Dark Lord. oh well. sorry if you were hoping for a flavor assessment.... it's okay. just kind of plain. like the old days. when Russian Imperial Stouts ruled the world. and 'west coast IPAs'.... but it's good! cheers!

EDIT: and WHY TF does Luscious_Malfoy ADD this beer on 1/26 and the FIRST reviewer/rater puts in a rating on MARCH F'ing FOURTH? is THIS part of what is wrong with BA? some sh!tturd gathers up a bunch of future releases and adds them (whether they become REAL releases or not) just to boost his karma? trivial. i know. but geez.... okay. i think my cramps have ended....

Mar 05, 2020
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At 51 degrees pours inky black with grey/ruby/cola edges; quick dark tan head; poor cap retention, thin ring; medium heavy legs and small soapy lacing with swirl; the second pour at 56 degrees provides a head that is a bit larger and the cap lingers a bit, leaving a few islands of micro dots floating on the surface and an almost solid ring; medium heavy legs and better (still soapy) lace on swirl. Nose is bourbon, chocolate and raisins; boozy exhale; more phenols as it warms; second pour has more chocolate; still boozy. Taste follows nose on both pours - bourbon, chocolate and dark fruits; oak, vanilla and cocoa nibs; bittersweet dark chocolate; semi sweet chocolate malt base; phenolic finish; second (warmer) pour is slightly more Chocolatey and the dark fruits - raisins and plums, emerge; still has a boozy finish. Medium body, light carbonation; warmth from 13.3% abv; dry barrel tannic tongue coating; increasing heat in mouth; no difference in second pour. Overall the bourbon/barrel notes dominated the whole; it feels/drinks “hot”; I wish I had a second one to age as I believe a bit of time will mellow the alcohol presence; still, I personally like boozy stouts, and I like this beer - it has a bit more body, I think, than many of CW’s Brewer’s Reserve series BA stouts; as always, it’s not adjuncty, and there is enough roast, bitter, bourbon and chocolate flavors to make the whole delicious...I enjoyed, and would highly recommend.

Apr 12, 2020
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MTKATL from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 14, 2020
Twenty Two from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 10 ratings