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Rye Barrel Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.21/5
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118 Ratings
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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): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Stout aged three years in rye bourbon barrels.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,661
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
118
pDev:
6.89%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WilliamD
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cradd uin

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Photo of wl2bill
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Rye and oak are present in the nose and the taste. Over all a very pleasing beer. It is much more subdued then some of their bourbon barrel examples.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a 22 oz. bottle into a snulip glass, this beer pours out resembling cola, dark brown with highlights running throughout. Once in the glass, it’s much darker with minimal highlights and forms a pinky width of khaki colored crown that doesn’t hold for too long. 4

The nose brings a very present barrel characteristic tangling with notes of chocolate, slight tobacco and dark fruit like figs and raisins all backed by a warmness. 4.5

In the taste, the chocolate decided to step up for the prominence. A little remiscent of cake batter. Rye is detectable with a nice kick that lasts about halfway through. The barrel is showing great wood/oak character while still letting other aspects shine as well. Leather/tobacco still mixing with some dark fruit like raisins. 4.5

There is a rye kick as soon as it enters the mouth before mellowing out to a quick aspect of a calmer, silky chocolate and finishing dry with the oak/wood element. The bourbon provides a nice warming effect. Well carbonated with a medium body. 4.25

Overall, I like the depth this brings. The rye is present, which I love, and tangling with beautiful notes of a present wood/oak barrel, chocolate layers, dark fruit, tobacco and leather all backed by a warming effect to bring it around and make it feel right. 4.25

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Photo of Eric_T_07
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krusader
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of briandgilbert
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Dark pour!
S-Smells of sweet and lovely things!
T-good bite on the tougne and nice taste after!
F-it’s a great brew I’m happy with it!!!

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Photo of Richter525
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Central Waters Rye Barrel Stout, 13% ABV. Pours black with a nice foamy tan two finger head which dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing. Nose is whiskey and rye spice. Taste is whiskey, chocolate, roast malt, slight oak, rye spice, slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Excellent dry mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mostly black with dark brown around the edges when held to light. One finger of tan foam recedes quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass and very thin layer across the top. Little/no lacing. The aroma is chocolate, rye, whiskey, oak, slight spice. The taste follows. Rye, oak, whiskey, chocolate. Medium full mouthfeel, low moderate carbonation, dry, and some alcohol heat on the finish. Nice brew from CW, rye is definitely the star here.

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Photo of jakea
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. Released in June of 2018 (according to brewery release schedule, no bottling date information found). Most recent reviews puts the ABV% at about 11.5.
Dark brown to cola colored body, with medium brown back lit highlights. One finger of tan, creamy head sticks around. Leaves behind some sheets of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, along with spicy rye whiskey barrel, a little oak, and some illusion to crème brulee.
Taste is dark roasted malts percolating in spicy rye whiskey, with the vanilla and caramel of the barrel joining in.
Kind of a thin mouth feel but there is a smooth, creamy texture that is also felt. Okay carbonation.
A base stout infused with aging in rye whiskey barrels, which introduces spicy whiskey tones, along with sweet vanilla and caramel. The body could be thicker but this is par for the Central Waters course of barrel aged stout beers. There is a spicy smoothness that is quite enjoyable. A little bit of aging could mellow out the rye spiciness a little but the beer experience is good enough at present.

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Photo of novamat
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks a I poured my coke, thin and transparent, with a khaki colored head rhan fades quickly, no noticeable lacing.
Has a little aroma of some roasted malts and just a whiff of whiskey.
Taste follows the aroma for the most part.
Texture is surprisingly thin considering the style and claimed 13% abv, no alcohol burn.
For the most part I was dissapointed with this. I've always considered CW's BA program to be among the best. This beer just didn't work for me.

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Photo of eldoctorador
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderate a clear medium to dark cola brown in color with a light to moderate with a moderate amount of light to moderate amount of active visible carbponatio rising from the bottom of the glass. Moderate amounts of foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark + roasted malts with moderate to strong aromas of oak + rye whiskey.

T: Upfront there are a moderate flavor of dark + roasted malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of rye bourbon from the barrel aging and oak + vanilla.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: A slow sipper but enjoyable with decent barrel aging characteristics. Enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Rye Barrel Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 118 ratings