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Central Waters Fifteen

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Our special version of Imperial Stout, aged for 28 months in Old Heaven Hill 14 year-old bourbon barrels for our 15th anniversary celebration.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11312) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015 Bottle shared by Countbeer @ home. Opaque pitch black color, average to medium sized brown head. Smell and taste malts, roast, lightly vanilla, mocha, coffee, bitter and plenty of bourbon. Lovely beer indeed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (5587) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle: Shaker: Beige brown head. Black beer. Aroma of dark chocolate, toffee, mocha, manure, wood, subtle roast, vanilla, marzipan, smooth bourbon tint and a hint of sweet soy. Flavour is like the 14 spicy, yet more outspoken and round: lot of dark chocolate tones and a bit less on the mocha front (still good mocha)... Smooth roast, bitters, toffee, coffee, herbal roast... It differs from the 14 but not that much. This one is better. Aftertaste is herbal and malt roast, some chocolate, mocha and light coffee with a bitter tint. Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, close to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
(22oz bomber) clear espresso brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose of bourbon, graham cracker, barrel, alcohol, vanilla. Taste of vanilla, bourbon, Graham cracker, dark chocolate, medium thick body, great palate linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is dark chocolate, wood, and roasted malts. Medium mouth with molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, light booze, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from a generous trader. Thanks man! Popped the top on 10/30/14. 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. This is killer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (424) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Opaque, almost black, thin beige head. Chocolate, fudge, roasted malts, a bit of cloying vanilla, plum, brown sugar, and oak. Taste is bittersweet with a good amount of bourbon heat, smoke, and wood. Thinner in body as expected of Central Waters stouts, average carb, but lacking in smoothness. Finish is more bitter, woody, and a little astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Dark cola like pour. Zero head. Strong bourbon and wood aroma with a hint of vanilla. Taste is sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel, ash, roasted malt, and wood. Beautiful representation of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to demmbonz, shared with friends. Pour is deep ruby black with minimal head, brown, and just a bit of lacing. Aroma is quite bourbon forward, with strong chocolate and vanilla overtones as well. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, lots of vanilla, cocoa, oak, dark roasted malts, bourbon. Some astringency present, and a bit hot. Full body, low carbonation. Nice Stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2014
I acquired this recently via trade. Very excited to try this, based on the rave reviews. typical big stout appearance. Near black with an oily beige head. Fantastic aroma. Bourbon and oak in abundance. Vanilla, chocolate, roast. Dark chocolates and bourbon. So smooth. Just silky on the palate and teeming with flavor. Beautifully balanced. Dangerously easy to drink. Mild warmth in the finish. I understand the high review average. This beer rocks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. Cheers to Bruce for the pour. The appearance is deep brown with a tight dark brown head. Burnt cinnamon brownies on the nose. Accents of spicy cinnamon and boozy charred wood. Flavors of strong coffee. Spiced chili chocolate, more caramel. A bit thin on the body, soft carbonation. Solid.

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