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Space Ghost Imperial Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Space Ghost Imperial StoutSpace Ghost Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 40
Gots: 42 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gus34 on 11-20-2013)
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

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08-24-2014 05:42:24 | More by MarkyMOD
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joe1510

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

22oz Bomber
$7.99
Discount Liquors - Milwaukee

After the initial glug from the bottle into the glass I swear this beer is one of the blackest I have ever seen. There's no hope of peeking through the body. Not much foam formed but what's there is swirling and menacing. a thin cap on top of the black hole. A few striations of lacing is left behind.

The nose is packed with depth. Overripe berries galore, mostly black and blue, sit over the top of dark chocolate with an intensely high cocoa content. The pepper aspect adds both fruitiness and a leathery earthiness that works very well. A touch of lactic sweetness and some coffee roast make for a big, robust, mouthwatering aroma.

The pepper translates slightly different to the flavor profile than the nose. It's slightly vegetal but still has that leathery, earthy quality the nose suggested. Dark chocolate is king of the castle with a large impression. Dark berries come through mid-palate through the finish with a touch of fruity sweetness. Coffee style roast finishes it off along with a faint heat from the peppers. Delicious!

Weight is hard for me to pinpoint. It's toward the top of the spectrum, not necessarily full but not far off either. The finish dries up fairly fast leaving behind a soft roasty bitterness and pepper heat that eventually grows to moderate. The feel is soft and velvety.

Pepper beers, with me at least, are love or hate. I'm a big fan of Space Ghost. While the heat grows, as it should, the base stout is expertly done like most of Central Waters big beers. It's roasty, softly sweet and bitter with the heat adding depth. I wish I had more of these in the fridge, good beer, go buy you some.

08-24-2014 02:54:33 | More by joe1510
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.32/5  rDev +5.6%

Bottle shared by Curran, thanks man!

Pours out an inky, opaque black, with a small filmy head, and no lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, slight alcohol, pepper heat, and chocolate.

Time may have mellowed the likely intense ghost pepper flavors, but this one still has a bite to it. The pepper bite varies in intensity sip to sip. Some sips I barely get anything, other sips I get the full singe factor. The heat lingers a little bit on the lips. Other than the titular ghost pepper flavors, there's some good cocoa powder and Hershey's syrup flavors. It's not quite as roasty as I'd like, and not very bitter. There's some vanilla cream flavors as well.

As with many Central Waters stouts, it's a little thin, but not to the point where it's a detriment. It certainly would be helped by a beefier body, though. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, and keeps the beer very drinkable.

A most excellent pepper stout from Central Waters- it's not quite at the level of Huna/Abraxas/Bomb, but I think it's better than Mexican Cake personally.

08-21-2014 15:02:39 | More by GreesyFizeek
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-20-2014 16:32:36 | More by jplopez21
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Georgia

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%

08-20-2014 03:52:48 | More by mlhyatt
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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-16-2014 12:33:25 | More by mobius387
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-12-2014 12:38:58 | More by RKing44
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-07-2014 00:26:21 | More by kenzilka007
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

08-06-2014 02:55:37 | More by dsigmon
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-30-2014 22:07:04 | More by chuckania
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2014 19:40:14 | More by sneaks2210
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-27-2014 00:06:23 | More by JayCheG
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-17-2014 18:27:17 | More by surlytwinsfan
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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MattSharpless

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

07-15-2014 15:20:56 | More by MattSharpless
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mgr78704

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2014 20:56:11 | More by mgr78704
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jmkoller11

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-07-2014 22:09:52 | More by jmkoller11
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-28-2014 10:06:09 | More by jbaker67
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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jzlyo

Iowa

3.43/5  rDev -16.1%

Aroma is dark malts, milk stout characteristics and a good hint of heat. The flavor is dark malts, chocolate and a long and deep heat in the finish. The first sip was not too bad as far as heat but after the second it became far too intense, to be expected with an ale made with ghost peppers.

06-17-2014 21:47:16 | More by jzlyo
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.