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Space Ghost Imperial Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Space Ghost Imperial StoutSpace Ghost Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 45
Gots: 40 | FT: 8
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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Photo of joe1510
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

joe1510, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Sparky44, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

polishkaz, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of kkleu357
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 4/26/14

Bought a bomber at the central waters. Actually, not that bad. Not my cup of tea, but ok. Decent stout, with a slight pepperyness.

kkleu357, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of -NESTO-
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

-NESTO-, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

1 PINT 6FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter

It is as dark as the ace of spades. It is capped with an inch of mocha head that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is of dark fruit, cocoa, molasses, plum, fig, anise, and coffee.

The taste is deep and rich. I get some intense roasted malt featuring dark chocolate and anise with a slight burnt flavor. The chili peppers tingle my tongue but are not hot.

It is thick and full on the mouthfeel.

It is a pretty damn tasty imperial stout. I feel this style seems to do best with peppers being added. The roasted flavors and heat make for a great combination. Endorphins released!

buschbeer, Sep 08, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

Beestin, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

MarkyMOD, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%

mlhyatt, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

mobius387, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

RKing44, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

kenzilka007, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

dsigmon, Aug 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

chuckania, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

sneaks2210, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

JayCheG, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

MattSharpless, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mgr78704, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jmkoller11, Jul 07, 2014
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Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.