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Space Ghost Imperial Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 47
Gots: 41 | FT: 7
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gus34 on 11-20-2013)
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

22oz Bomber
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 bound4er
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A. Dark brown to almost black with a tan head of 2 fingers.

S. Somewhat shy nose - chocolate, creamy vanilla and dark roasted malt.

T. Really expressive palate - rich chocolate, roasted malt, expresso followed by some chili pepper heat. Finishes long with roasted malt and lingering heat from the peppers on the back end.

F. Moderate to full bodied with good creaminess. One of the better feeling stouts from Central Waters.

O. I believe this was released in early 2014 - some cellar time has really put the pepper heat into a nice place. It's still there but not so dominating as it was right after release. This is an excellent beer - one of the tops I have had from CW. I hope they brew this again.

bound4er, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

OBD, Nov 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

thebigredone, Nov 16, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

bigbluebeerguy, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Amazing. Great body and flavor from the imperial stout, with a serious, but underlying pepper burn that never overpowers, but definitely builds some heat as you sip.

IMFletcher, Nov 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

memphischas, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dheldman, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mrn1ceguy, Nov 10, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1%

ralerwen, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nathanmiller, Nov 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

adamcarlson28, Oct 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Brewzma, Oct 28, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

Rochefort10nh, Oct 26, 2014
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%

IGOTASIXPACK, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

BarrelAgedG, Oct 24, 2014
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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
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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
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Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.