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Central Waters Sixteen

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
To celebrate our Sweet Sixteen, we made this Anniversary beer that builds itself on the shoulders of its predecessors. Using a bigger, bolder imperial stout, we age this beer for 21 months in oak bourbon barrels. The result - rich, decadent bourbon, vanilla and toffee; complimented by the chocolate and roast of the stout. Enjoy this beer from our Gold Medal winning Anniversary Series, because Sixteen is a milestone, but our life is just beginning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend from notes (also at FoBAB í13). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate, wood, vanilla, some dark fruits, vanilla, a splash of coffee, the flavors really come together nicely, medium plus body, good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3580) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2016
August 5, 2015. Bottle @Sommarprovning, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, sweet caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, bourbon, toasted coconut, hints of coffee, vanilla, nuts and slight ash. Taste is sweet, rich, malty, bitter, light warming alcohol. Finish has a sweet caramel and vanilla base, bitter roasted chocolate, nuts, oak and some warming bourbon notes. Medium to full bodied, creamy, oily texture.
Great, intense yet balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2016
(22oz bomber) medium brown, fine wispy tan bubbles. Nose is rich chocolate, bourbon, malt balls, alcohol, a little lacking in complexity but delicious. Taste of vanilla, rich chocolate, wood esters, bourbon, slightly thin in body but a great chocolate linger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (913) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Backlog, August 6, 2015 Bourbon, vanilla, liquiruce, chocolate, oak fiesta! Warming alcohol. This is so nice! Love it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2844) - GREECE - JAN 11, 2016
650 ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, dark fruits, dried fruits, alcohol, wood, vanilla. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger frothy dark mocha head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap. The head of this beer surprisingly dark with great retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large streaks of soapy lacing behind. Wow, the nose on this beer is really special. Very inviting with a really strong barrel presence thatís almost perfectly integrated into the base beer. Subtle charred oak with vanilla bean, prominent toasted coconut and sweet, spicy bourbon. This is countered by a balance of deeply roasted dark malt and rich dessert-like chocolate malt sweetness. Almost like a bourbon chocolate shake. Robust coffee, oatmeal, dark cacao followed by fudge, bakers chocolate caramel and toffee sweetness. Incredible! Slightly viscous full body but the flavor profile doesnít quite live up to the aroma. The barrel is pretty strong but not as complex as in the nose, slightly dominating the complex malt bill thatís lying underneath. Decent bourbon flavor without being too sweet or boozy. Strong charred oak and toasted coconut presence but the silky vanilla notes are missing. Really strong malt backbone that stands up against the huge barrel flavors. Prominent roast with nice robust coffee/espresso bean, burnt toast, oatmeal and bittersweet dark chocolate. The silky, sweeter dessert-like chocolate notes are there but not as strong as I expected or hoped for. Some milk chocolate, flourless chocolate cake and toffee but could use a touch more sweetness to counter the oak and heavy roast. Still, this is a great beer thatís very complex and deceptively drinkable considering the high alcohol content. The 11% ABV IS nearly invisible with only subtle heat/warmth in the finish. This is a damn good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Smooth chocolate, vanilla, dark roasted malt, bourbon, oak, licorice, raisin, date, and milk chocolate. Tasty, warming, and pretty smooth for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015 (TEODRBSG15) ] - fonefan & Brugmansia House, Denmark.

[ As Central Waters 16 ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small, fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft, finidh feel is light alcoholic. [20150829]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3455) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Finally cracking this one. Nice purple fruit and molasses aroma. Robust roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate. Bourbon is a little muted at this point. Finish is a little sweet. Complex and well rounded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (428) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pour was black, fairly opaque, small brown head leaving little lace. Aromas are bold roast, bourbon, oak, hints of vanilla, anise, cocoa and char. Taste is nicely balanced brown sugar/caramel, earth, cocoa, dark roasted malt, anise that melds into vanilla, bourbon and oak. Finishes with a touch of heat, but nicely balanced with a soft creamy body and bold barrel notes. Nice stuff!

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