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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Satin Solitude Imperial StoutSatin Solitude Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

718 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 718
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 53
Gots: 57 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-19-2002)
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Reviews by MaximalC:
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MaximalC

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours seal brown with a moderate mocha head. Broad sheets of lacing cling to the glass as the beer recedes. Roasted malt aroma favors dark chocolate with a touch of coffee. The flavor is a suitable match to the aroma, with dark chocolate, burnt toast, and some coffee. The bitterness of the roasted malt is augmented by a modest dose of resinous hops--just enough to add some contrast. A touch of alcoholic warmth is discernible as well, even though 7.5% ABV isn't terribly significant for the style. The mouthfeel is creamy and of appropriate thickness for a stout, though not exceptional.

The complexity of the roasted malt is quite enjoyable, with a dark chocolate backbone that I always savor in a stout. With heavier body and a little more sweetness, this stout could be close to ideal. As is, it remains a very good stout with great drinkability for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 01:33:52 | More by MaximalC
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Dief88

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-11-2014 21:33:00 | More by Dief88
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rbrandt22

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-10-2014 01:54:01 | More by rbrandt22
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-08-2014 02:09:20 | More by Thedrizzle
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 04:42:24 | More by ZEB89
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ffshore545

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2014 18:24:51 | More by ffshore545
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MrTana

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-03-2014 05:14:04 | More by MrTana
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-03-2014 02:23:08 | More by KAF
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-23-2014 01:49:12 | More by JakeBarnett
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-22-2014 02:46:22 | More by mrcraft
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-22-2014 01:42:31 | More by wrightst
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Lynn

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-21-2014 22:38:39 | More by Lynn
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-21-2014 21:24:29 | More by Bowers-Brew
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-19-2014 16:11:46 | More by green_plastic
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This dark brown brew pours out a thick, creamy, oatmeal colored head three fingers high and slowly dissipating to a thick ring with lots of sticky lacing on the glass as I drink it down.

Smell: A heavenly aroma of roasty mocha fills the nose with notes of toffee and molasses behind it.

Taste: Rich mocha flavored roasted malt with very little hop bitterness overwhelms the tongue, followed by hints of sweet molasses balanced by the bitterness of the dark malts. The sweetness is there but isn't overwhelming, not so forward as, say, Samuel Smiths, but well balanced by the mocha and roasted malt.

Mouth feel: This is a big, full bodied imperial stout with soft, creamy carbonation filling the mouth spreading the flavor all around. The gentle bitterness hangs around for a long finish.

Overall: This is now one of my favorite imperial stouts, supplanting Samuel Smith's and Lagunitas and combining the best characteristics of both. I need to get more of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 03:30:33 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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Williaar

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-19-2014 02:02:46 | More by Williaar
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Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep ruby red, can just see the color when held up to the light. Forms a thin tan hand that quickly dissipates to some lacing across the top.

Smell is chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, and coffee.

Coffee notes are dominant at first, there's some chocolate, cherry, and dried fruit, mainly raisin. Finishes a little sweet mixed in with some bitterness.

Fairly smooth going down, but feels a bit thin, I feel it should have a bit more body to it.

A fairly average take on the style. I expect this type of beer to be big and complex, and this one falls just short. It is almost a coffee stout, as I am picking up a lot of coffee flavors in it, I would have liked to see more of the chocolate and fruit come out. Not a bad beer by any stretch, just one that doesn't stand out with so many great beers out there.

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06-18-2014 19:38:01 | More by Vixie
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Wisconsin

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Pennsylvania

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 718 ratings.