hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, fleeting, khaki head. The bouquet is a luxuriant mélange of vanilla, fudge, dark chocolate and pouch tobacco. Full-bodied and velvety with lazy carbonation. The semi-sweet flavor furnishes coconut, dark chocolate, toasted oak, vanilla and caramel. Finishes boozy, but not belligerent. Many thanks to newcigarz for sharing this world class treat!
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
GTMW. Poured near black with a spotty beige head. The aroma picked up a lot of warm bourbon over deep, roasty chocolate and toffee malts.. a bit of smoked malt in there too.. very good balance. The flavor found roasty black and lesser chocolate malts at the core.. heavy, tangy bourbon and oak throughout.. sweet, sticky bourbon over muddled black malts on the belly-warming finish. Chewy and creamy on the palate with just enough carbonation to keep it moving.. the tangy barrel cut through the sweetness perfectly.. great brew!
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black and tastes like you are licking the inside of a barrel. Absolutely superb.
demmbonz (624) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very strong bourbon aroma. Very boozy nose too. Pours thinner than expected but has a thicker mouthfeel than expected. Very happy to get a bottle of this.
Jimmeekrek (52) - - SEP 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a thick, dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is heavy on bourbon, malt, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Taste follows aroma, and lives up to some unreal expectations on my part. Great job, as always, by CW.
Steasy66 (1025) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large pour at the Lowrey. Black with light tan head. Bourbon nose. Big bourbon barrel taste. A bit rough at the start, might need some age. Toasted marshmallow, nice chocolate sweetness. Very nice beer.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at the 2012 Autumn Brew Review. Perfect coffee scent, had a nice blend of bourbon flavors, smooth body.
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to Emily! Celebrating my 4500th rating on this site. Clear, deep amber pour. Small beige head. Spotty lace. Nose is woody, toasted, sharper bourbon heat, some plastic, some sweet tomato paste. Taste is hot, spicy alcohol, moderate silk, dry cocoa powder, small buttery dark chocolate. Palate is medium to thin with hot alcohol dominating. Still, probably the best beer made by Central Waters. 6/3/8/3/14=3.4
Huhzubendah (2795) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by Chris. Thanks buddy.
The beer appears dark brown with a thin, light tan head. The aroma is buttery, with notes of oak, bourbon, roast. Smooth feel, but perhaps a bit flabby, per se. Different aspects of this beer lack harmony and continuity. Still, a solid beer and quite tasty. Alcohol presence is tree, but generally unobtrusive. Overall, pretty tasty, but nothing extraordinary.
badgerben (4549) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with no head. Light corn and soy aroma. Oaky. Dry and dark chocolate flavor. Light bourbon and barrel char notes. Medium roasted barley.