Fifteen
Central Waters Brewing Co.

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From:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
 
Wisconsin, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 8.2%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
294
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 14, 2020
Added:
Jan 28, 2013
Wants:
  416
Gots:
  68
SCORE
99
World-Class
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Notes: Fifteen and counting. We bring you an Imperial Stout aged for 26 months in 14 year-old bourbon barrels. We celebrated with you sharing our Gold Metal winning "Fourteen Fourteen". Consider this to be the more mature, well rounded, sophisticated "Big Brother", and ENJOY!
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Rated: 4.5 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

May 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by TboneRN from Minnesota

Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by SimcoeKid from California

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.56 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

Aug 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.6 by Aaron_Kerkvliet from Wisconsin

Mar 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Jan 05, 2016
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Reviewed by AppaZappa from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured into a snifter glass, nice rich brown color with absolutely no head. smell is bourbon, malt, honey, vanilla, and slight soy. taste is malt syrup, vanilla, brown sugar, bourbon and again a bit of soy before fading into sweet lingering (slightly cloying) finish. mouth was fairly thin and this one had no carbonation.

this was a fine beer, but can't say it lived quite up to my hopes. given these guys' barrel program, i thought this would be a bit more of a 'wow'. really happy i got to have it though.
Dec 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.21 by Kurmaraja from California

Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by kbuzz from North Carolina

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.56 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.73 by Dicers from Colorado

May 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.54 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Apr 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by halo3one from Georgia

Apr 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.73 by mlhyatt from Georgia

Apr 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by markgugs from New Jersey

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

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Drank this as part of our Central Waters Anniversary tasting (Fourteen Fourteen, Fifteen, Black Gold '13, 16, Black Gold '14, 17)

Much thicker/creamier mouthfeel than 1414. This was definitely a highlight from the tasting. I would guess it is at its apex right now. Delicious bourbon notes, chocolate, vanilla and slight taste of dark fruits.
Apr 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.78 by Vinithing from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.71 by KevinmusPrime from Kentucky

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by N_Schleret from Minnesota

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.56 by elkabong from Wisconsin

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.77 by krl2112 from Illinois

Jan 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2015
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Reviewed by CuriousMonk from District of Columbia

4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
This has been a long time want of mine ever since missing the 15th anniversary party. Pours opaque black with a diminishing mocha head. Velvet chocolate, oak, figs, vanilla, and a bourbon breeze in the nose. Nutty flavors seem to underlie chocolate, graham crackers, sweet malt, and bourbon which begins hot then gradually becomes tolerant as the beer returns close to room temperature. The thin mouthfeel might be largely attributed to some age on it. Overall, a solid beer and somewhat complex for the style which is something I always look in new beers that I try. I look forward to trying the CW16 and CW17 this year for comparison in flavors.
Jan 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by T_Hass from Georgia

Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.63 by TheSleepyMonkey from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.07 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Dec 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by CraigTravor from California

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by cheesy26 from Wisconsin

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Kelp from New Hampshire

Nov 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.84 by CarlosNed from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by jarrgal from North Dakota

Nov 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Port_Seat from Washington

Nov 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by wethorseblanket from California

Nov 02, 2014
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Reviewed by BMMillsy from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
Bottle from a generous trader. Thanks man! Pours dark brown to pitch black on my glass with a small ring of brown head on too. Excellent aroma of bourbon and vanilla, anise, roast, wood. Really nice nose here. Flavor is bourbon and roast, vanilla, graham cracker, coconut, some dry cardboard notes. Nice chocolate sauce sweetness to go along. Long caramel vanilla marshmallow and bourbon finish. Rich silky body with low plus carbonation. This is really nice. I think better than 16 and Black a Gold.
Oct 31, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by SwG237 from New York

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Sep 27, 2014
Fifteen from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 350 ratings