Central Waters Brewing Company – Seventeen

On the left there is a large dark brown glass bottle with a light brown label that reads Central Waters Brewing Company Seventeen Anniversary Edition. One pint six fluid ounces. The label has a light tan heron standing upright spreading its wings and looking to the right. Across the heron's legs is a yellow banner with the number seventeen in black text on a red circle. On the right of the picture is a small clear glass with very dark brown beer with a tan head.

Central Waters Brewing Company – Seventeen

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Brewed in: Amherst, Wisconsin
2021 BJCP Style: 33B – Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
ABV: A lot
Released in: January 2015
Tasting on: 12/25/22

Aroma: Moderate dark chocolate, light coffee background, light vanilla, moderate oak, notes of cherry, sense of alcohol. 10/12

Appearance: Very dark brown, opaque. Light tan head with low retention. 3/3

Flavor: Moderate cocoa, light oak, moderate rich dark maltiness, light-medium vanilla. Perception of sweetness. Low-moderate bitterness. Very light sourness in the aftertaste. Aftertaste drops off quickly and has a light graininess. 15/20

Mouthfeel: Medium light body, creamy. Moderate-low carbonation. Warming alcohol coats tongue. 4/5

Overall Impression: Excellent, complex aroma. Flavor is a bit muted compared to aroma but that could be from the age. Still good eight years later. 7/10

Final Score: 39/50 – B+

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