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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

197 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 39
Gots: 41 | FT: 6
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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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-25-2014 03:19:55 | More by Beerlover
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -2%

03-23-2014 19:21:01 | More by Gobzilla
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HarryHood

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

03-19-2014 16:57:06 | More by HarryHood
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cornpone

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-19-2014 12:08:46 | More by cornpone
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-18-2014 15:59:31 | More by josephwa
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brianmandell

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-18-2014 12:20:57 | More by brianmandell
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oso

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-18-2014 03:48:29 | More by oso
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a CW snifter from the bottle, the beer produced a dense mocha colored head made of tiny bubbles so tightly nit you could stand a quarter on the top. The foam had good retention, leaving behind a thin layer of lacing that looks like hot cocoa. The beer is pitch black and opaque.

S: Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, sweet caramel malt aroma all fairly mellow, nothing super pungent. Notes of vegetal or green leaf, maybe the peppers? The aroma reminds me of a mellow version of 16 without the barrel.

T: Robust chocolate flavor with dark chocolate, bakers chocolate and cocoa. Toffee and caramel with toast and bread crust malt flavors. Bitterness is moderate, but the balance is on the malt side and slightly sweet. Also getting a nutty flavor. The peppers blend nicely with the chocolate but it's more of a mouthfeel then a taste.

M: A large chewy body in this beer. Moderate carbonation and big dose of heat from the peppers. The heat feels like it mixes with the alcohol warming in the chest, also getting some on the tongue and lips. Doesn't linger just keeps you from drinking it too quickly. Very creamy also. Nice and complex!

O: No date on the bottle, which I can give a pass to because it's a big stout however I would still like to see it. Tasty beer with amazing mouthfeel,The aroma was lacking a bit in my opinion, but you can't win 'em all.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 00:56:58 | More by guityler83
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-15-2014 20:06:50 | More by imperialking
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

CW makes great stouts, and the name reminded me of the classic cartoon, so I couldn't resist. Tasted 12 March 2014.

Pours black and thick. Half-finger of deep brown head, okay retention and lacing. Good, not amazing.

Smell is really good. Rich, sweet chocolatey stout, balanced by that nose-tingling zing of the peppers. The base stout is really good, full and rich with just enough char. And the pepper is spot-on, just enough to provide zest, without overpowering the rest of the beer.

Taste is fantastic. I love the way the pepper works here, and it's playing right on that edge, where it's just shy of being too much. It's spicy, for sure, and probably the spiciest beer I've actually enjoyed drinking. But the stout subdues that chilis, making them palatable and a near-perfect complement to the stout flavors. The balance between the base and the peppers is astoundingly good. The spiciness comes back in the finish for one last punch.

Feel is also really good. Thick and full-bodied, with the spicy and carbonation combining to provide a healthy buzz. The spice also brings heat, warming my mouth and opening things up pleasantly.

I can't think of a beer I've had that's used chili peppers as well as this one. Great balance, great spice, and just really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 02:14:49 | More by zeledonia
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Central Waters Brewing Co. branded snifter

Pours a deep opaque black topped by a fluffy dark beige head. Slightly above average retention with a bit of cascading lacing. The nose is chock full of bakers chocolate with some dark fruit notes and brooding, boozy alcohol. Dark chocolate upfront, hints of dried dark fruit especially hints of prune. Some spice from the chilis shows up midpalate, combined with the dark chocolate notes creating a mole sauce-like quality. Finishes with mole, medium roasted chili spice, and some booziness. Huge full body, creamy with touches of velvet. Moderate carbonation. Really enjoyable brew and a perfect example of how use chili peppers successfully without becoming overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 04:58:22 | More by chanokokoro
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shagens

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-11-2014 22:34:49 | More by shagens
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 11:33:22 | More by Cynic-ale
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jsh420

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-09-2014 06:13:11 | More by jsh420
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KevSal

California

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 05:10:09 | More by KevSal
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2014 00:49:43 | More by ipc2000
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2014 19:32:03 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-07-2014 23:36:07 | More by Lare453
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wcu80

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-07-2014 18:20:31 | More by wcu80
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ksimons

New York

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-an inky dark pour with a thin layer of tan head that leaves a ring around the edge

S-rich dark malt, roasted dark coffee, milk chocolate sweetness, and a light chile pepper spice

T-taste is similar to the smell but with a big kick of spicy chile peppers in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

M-full body, light to medium carbonation, dry and spicy finish

Overall I am a big fan of stouts with chile peppers added and this might be the spiciest one I've had yet!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 23:15:16 | More by ksimons
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-05-2014 23:08:31 | More by DaftPatrick
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

03-05-2014 13:04:58 | More by BuckTuckian
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle with no date poured into tulip

Very dark, almost completely black, with a big mocha head that fades to a ring. smell is sweet milk chocolate, toffee, and roasty malts, melding with the vegetal chili, turning into something beyond classification. taste has much less heat than anticipated, it's more of a subtle peppery tingle than a burn. the chili is there throughout, (blending with the silky cocoa, rich toffee, and bitter coffee) but shines in the finish. only a hint of an alcohol burn, otherwise the 12% is imperceptible.

CW needs to make this a winter seasonal. until then, im stocking up.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 07:36:25 | More by jimmah120
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OldCrustacean79

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

03-03-2014 02:40:11 | More by OldCrustacean79
Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.