Central Waters 1414 (fourteen fourteen) Imperial Stout

 
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our special version of our Imperial Stout, aged for 14 months in Old Heaven Hill 14 year-old bourbon barrels for our 14th anniversary celebration. Limited release of 1,000 bottles.

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4.4
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2012
This is great, they did a very good job. Great bourbon sweet chocolateness. Awesome, very rOasty

3.5
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours a jet black with a nice brown head. Nose and taste is of faded bourbon, leather, tobacco, coffee, and chocolate. A good beer, but not a game changer.

4
hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
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!

4
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
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!

4.5
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Pours a pitch black and tastes like you are licking the inside of a barrel. Absolutely superb.

4.2
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2012
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.

4.6
Jimmeekrek (52) - - SEP 21, 2012
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.

4.2
Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
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.

4.3
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Autumn Brew Review. Perfect coffee scent, had a nice blend of bourbon flavors, smooth body.

3.4
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
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


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