Fourteen Fourteen
Central Waters Brewing Co.

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From:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 7.88%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
169
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 14, 2016
Added:
Jan 30, 2012
Wants:
  374
Gots:
  37
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: Our special version of Satin Solstice Imperial Stout, aged for 14 months in Old Heaven Hill 14 year-old bourbon barrels for our 14th anniversary celebration. Limited release of 1,500 bottles.
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Rated: 4.3 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.67 by UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by emerge077 from Illinois

May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.78 by Aaron_Kerkvliet from Wisconsin

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by greg4579 from Pennsylvania

Jun 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by kbuzz from North Carolina

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.06 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by halo3one from Georgia

Apr 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.51 by mlhyatt from Georgia

Apr 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by markgugs from New Jersey

Apr 16, 2015
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Reviewed by WI-Beer-Man from Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Drank this as part of our Central Waters Anniversary tasting (Fourteen Fourteen, Fifteen, Black Gold '13, 16, Black Gold '14, 17)

Very thin mouthfeel for a BB Stout. FourteenFourteen really reminds me of a BB "Old Ale" (similar to Adam From the Wood) with dark fruit and caramel notes. Lingering bitterness on the aftertaste - barrel char/coffee. Very nice beer that has probably seen better days. I would definitely drink this again if I had another one.
Apr 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by Vinithing from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.59 by JayCheG from Wisconsin

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by N_Schleret from Minnesota

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by KevinmusPrime from Kentucky

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by elkabong from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.84 by TheSleepyMonkey from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by CraigTravor from California

Dec 15, 2014
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Reviewed by BarrytheBear from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Some nice barrel notes on the nose: caramel, tobacco, some char, coconut, and some spicy barrel notes.

Tastes follow suit with plenty of oak from the barrel and the finish lingers much like a spirit. Lots of alcohol feel on the finish, which is surprising after this much time.

Feel is really the downfall of the beer. Too thin to really support all the interesting things happening in this beer. I know the thin mouthfeel of some CW beers has been beaten to death, but it's palpable, when drinking this, how it detracts from this beer for me.

Fun try and opportunity
Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.32 by madtowndmb1 from Wisconsin

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by jackmax from Washington

Nov 04, 2014
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Reviewed by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I got to try this both 2 and 3 year aged. This beer has a special smoothness that only certain beers (like 2013 Black Gold) that take it over the top. Nothing unexpected or different, just a perfect BA stout.
Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by funkyaudio from Illinois

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mltobin from Connecticut

Aug 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by FriedCheeseCurds from Wisconsin

Jul 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 03, 2014
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Reviewed by PHBoiler from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Boozy and a bit oxidized at this point. The thin body actually works well with this treatment. There's a slight spice from the barrel. It certainly has a warming quality when drinking. I'd drink this soon if you have it. I don't think this beer is improving.
Jun 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by schmidtmattsays from Illinois

Jun 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by vinny21bal from Illinois

Jun 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by zestar from California

May 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by MaseFace from Kentucky

Mar 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by sendsilk from Florida

Mar 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Herky21 from Iowa

Feb 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by HopsMatt from Kentucky

Feb 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by baybum from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by kscaldef from Oregon

Jan 06, 2014
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Reviewed by Nugganooch from California

4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz - NYC bottle share with mdfb79. Thanks to mid for this gem!
12/12/13 – Served in a Duvel tulip glass
Aged 1+ years

A: Dark oily black body with a soft glazing. Reddened at the edge it is dark chocolate looking at times. Thin oatmeal colored rim gives out to a halo almost instantly. Some minor alcohol leggings and large formatted dots of gentle stick.

S: Huge Bourbon infused nose meets bakers chocolate with roasted grains, darkened caramels, vanilla, rum raisin, and charred oak. Alcohol is definitely present and nearing boozy. Light earthiness with some root like character to it. Big bourbon spirit and oak influence here which is nice.

T: Tastes of Bourbon spice, chocolate malts, roast grains, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits, and charred wood. I get some subtle nuances of marshmallow and toasted coconut as well which is pretty awesome. Slightly sweetened by charred sugars with lots of grain alcohol noted; this one has some barrel heat. There is a moderate to low amount of bitterness to the beer and a dash of earthy minerals layered in. Very delicious with big Bourbon flavor and barely mellowed at this point.

M: Heavier body but only slightly viscous. Has a very manageable consistency with an even carbonation. Fairly hot on the palate with some mild bitterness. Finishes relatively clean with some more ABV warmth.

D: A very nice sipper. Glad to have finally shared this one. It is very bourbon forward if that is your thing and still relatively hot. Slightly more aggressive than Bourbon County and a little rougher in that regards. As in not as smooth. Great flavors however this one should go another year or two then I think you will hit perfection. Would love to get my hands on the 15.

There is now one less of these bottles in existence.
Jan 02, 2014
Fourteen Fourteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 216 ratings