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Central Waters Scotch Ale in Bourbon Barrels

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by bmony, Oct 10, 2012.

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  1. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    Thanks SkippyChop, I'll give them a call later this week and post my findings. Hopefully I hear some good news...
     
  2. themind

    themind Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

  3. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    I just called the brewery. The guy on the phone said that they just got their label approved and that the beer should be available within the next 3-4 weeks.
     
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  4. kdb150

    kdb150 Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Nice. Looking forward to this one.
     
  5. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I have such different opinions on all of CW's stouts. I think they all accomplish different things, some more successfully.

    My hands down favorite of the bunch is BBS, by a long shot. The body is a tad thin, but it highlights the barrels so well, I love that beer so much. Peruvian Morning is to thin to a default, they are too many big flavors and with the thin body, it is a jumbled mess. I felt that Fifteen was lacking the beautiful barrel characteristic accomplished with BBS, that one is a thin disappointment for sure.

    Glad I stocked up on Bourbon Barrel Stout!
     
  6. MicroFanatic

    MicroFanatic Mar 21, 2009 Washington

    The BBS, PV and BBBW are indeed on the thin side but they still pack a ton of flavor and the "thin-ness" makes them even more drinkable especially when you are not craving a thick rich brew. I do love a viscous stout and bw but these are incredible for the warmer months!
     
  7. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Any mention if it will be 4pks or bombers? I would think 4pks, but with the Coffee House Stout in bombers, I'm not so sure.
     
  8. tourdot

    tourdot Mar 3, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Based on the label that slvrmon82 posted, they will be 4 pks of 12 oz bottles.
     
  9. jreindl

    jreindl Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Although not a fan of a lot of their beers, I love the BALPM, BBBW, and Peruvian Morning is a favorite of mine (although I see where one could find the mouthfeel a bit lacking). I'm a huge fan of a well done scotch ale and I'm looking forward to this one!
     
  10. SourAddict

    SourAddict Jun 18, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Anyone know when this will be on the shelves?
     
  11. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    April :eek:
    I guess it is a mystery.
     
  12. SkippyChop

    SkippyChop Jan 31, 2013 Wisconsin
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    It will be bottled this tuesday. Dunno about distro, but you can stop at the brewery on Friday or Saturday to buy some during tap room hours.
     
  13. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Was this aged for a year like all of the new BA releases?
     
  14. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Ya PM and and BBS are a bit thinner then some barrel stouts but BBBW?????:eek: That shit is thick as hell, I drink 1 every month or so because it is so thick that is all I can do! I do agree about the flavor though,

    Cheers
     
  15. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Also, so pumped for a CW barrel scotch ale!
     
  16. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    F I N A L L Y ! ! ! !
     
  17. vande

    vande Jan 26, 2007 Illinois

    Picked up a 4 pack in Stephens Point yesterday... I should have picked up more. They had a stack as well as a stack of Peruvian Morning and the Coffee House Imperial [for just shy of $6/bomber]. The other two were around $12 a 4pack..Hope it hits Chicago Distro!!
     
  18. SkippyChop

    SkippyChop Jan 31, 2013 Wisconsin
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    I didn't care for it too much out of the tap at the CW taproom on Friday (it didn't have that carmely sweet CW bourbon barrel aged beer flavor for some reason), but the bottles are awesome and as-expected.
     
  19. haruspexvic

    haruspexvic Aug 23, 2012 Illinois

    i hope this hits chicago soon
     
  20. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Never had Slainte, but this could be interesting. Wouldn't tell me much even if I had tried it anyway, Satin Solstice is weak sauce yet Peruvian Morning and BBS are great.
     
  21. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Jul 13, 2012 California
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    I SO WANT THIS!!!!!!!!!!
     
  22. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    too cold on draft? IMO, if you let these beers warm up, BB comes through more.
     
  23. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    I'm working on it Myke. I'll keep you posted.
     
  24. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Steve's in Madison just got this in at 10 AM!!!
     
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  25. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Awesome beer! One of my new CW BB favorites!
     
  26. dmbforever

    dmbforever May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
    Moderator Beer Trader

    +1
     
  27. Treyliff

    Treyliff Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    ISO!!

    Backwoods Bastard is one of my favorite beers, so I'd love to try a few of these.
     
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  28. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Much different than Backwoods, which has a crazy vanilla nose and is smoother than smooth. CW BB Scotch is a tad more harsh and really borderlined on Old Ale for me. Both are so ridiculously good.
     
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  29. Beeryurt

    Beeryurt Mar 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Drinking one right now, picked it up @ Trigs in Wausau along with a 4 pak of wild sour from New G. This is good, not mind blowing stop the press good but worth buying another 6 pack or two due to the lack of good bourbon releases in this area.
     
  30. Beeryurt

    Beeryurt Mar 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    mean 4 pack not 6 pack
     
  31. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Is this a traditionally made Scotch ale/Scottish barleywine, or is it a peat-smoked one?

    Assuming they make this the way the Scots do, there really isn't much difference between a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy and an old ale anyway. Which also means there isn't much difference between a Scotch ale and an English barleywine. Hence why I call them Scottish barleywines.
     
  32. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Feb 22, 2013 Iowa
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    Is this in Chicago yet? ANy idea when if not?
     
  33. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    I get no peat smokiness from this beer. I think the base is a traditional Scotch Ale.
     
  34. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    If it is and your going, stock up! I think this would age tremendously AND it is amazing right now too.
     
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  35. Drew26

    Drew26 Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    +1!
     
  36. RWNay

    RWNay Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    I've been looking forward to this beer for a long time. Unfortunately, I still have not seen it in the Chicago suburbs, and I'm starting to lose hope...

    Has anyone out there found this in the Chicago burbs??? I may just go ahead and make the drive up to Wisconsin to make sure I can get my hands on it. Any help locating this release would be awesome.
     
  37. OnWisconsin

    OnWisconsin Aug 14, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Still waiting for it to hit Green Bay so I think distribution is taking a while. May have to pick it up in Milwaukee on Wednesday when I am down there just in case....
     
  38. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Feb 22, 2013 Iowa
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    Unfortunately, not going, working on a trade with someone...
     
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