Toppling Waters
Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #107
Ranked #505
4.53 | pDev: 3.97%
Jan 07, 2024
Aug 23, 2021
Collaboration with Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

Aged in maple barrels, bourbon barrels, then double barreled into fresh bourbon barrels and lastly sent to slumber for two long years.
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Rated: 4.44 by edthehead from Maryland

Jan 07, 2024
Rated: 4.61 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2024
Rated: 4.77 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 08, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Feb 19, 2023
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Brass Tap, Cedar Falls. IA, served in a small snifter. Pours the color of motor oil, an opaque deep brownish black with only a sliver of light piercing the edges of the surface. A wisp of tan head settles rapidly, leaving scant lacing. It amazes me sometimes how the brewer can coax a ton of complexity out of the most basic of ingredients. This smacks you in the face with aromas and flavors of molasses and bourbon / barrel up front, followed by notes of chocolate, black cherry, licorice, coffee, and hints of vanilla and maple syrup. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel, very sweet. Surprisingly little alcohol warmth despite the high ABV. Overall, not much to complain about here. Highly recommended.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by StoutSnob40 from California

Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Solid black but with angrily burnt mocha edges under a short khaki to tan head dispersing to a flat bubbly ring leaving an amazing array of clear spirit legs on the glass after a tilt.

Fairly spicy hot, the barrel is extremely forward, and the body is somewhat light, albeit expressing a hypnotizing array of marshmallow, Tootsie Roll, charred oak and black pepper.

Again, it's a spicy spicy meatball, but I'm very happy to have lucked into this keg still unkicked towards the end of the Great Taste of the Midwest pre-game tap takeover.
Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smooth stout with a wide range of barrel characteristics. The first sip was almost sour. Lots of oak and vanilla but it is a wide spectrum under control with lots of nuances. I’m picking up lots more chocolate as it warms. Definitely a bit boozey, but less so than expected for 17% abv. I had it aged a bit on draft which took the rough edges off but also probably is responsible for lack of foam.
Jul 24, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jul 22, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 4.67 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by boogerisu from Iowa

Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

May 19, 2022
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Rated by Furlinator from California

4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From the bottle at Chris & Sai's on 05/07/22.
May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2022
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Rated by briandgilbert from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark. Pours smooth. Deep sour taste with slight sweetness. Sip it! Both these breweries know how to make a stout! Amazing!
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2022
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