Satin Solitude Imperial Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by levifunk:
4/5 rDev +4.7%
appearance - very dark, head is a light brown.
smell - hops & malts. caramel. chocolate
taste - bitter cocoa, very mellow flavor. hint of almond. a bit hot, which is surprising considering the ABV level.
mouthfeel - very creamy.
overall - very drinkable, well balanced beer.
04-29-2010 22:43:03 | More by levifunk
More User Reviews:
2.63/5 rDev -31.2%
Appearance This poured a nice dark brown in color with a frothing brown head that showed good retention.
Smell This is nasty rotten butterscotch. Thats the only way I can describe this odor.
Taste The grain flavor here is rotten as well and the butterscotch is back.
Mouthfeel This is a bit bigger than light-bodied and fizzy in the mouth.
Sinkability This is just plain nasty.
06-10-2006 02:23:39 | More by RoyalT
3.63/5 rDev -5%
Clear dark brown, almost black with a ruby tinge. Thick, luscious tan-brown head with an excellent cellular structure, fine lacing, and an encouraging assertiveness. Nose is a little light but offers some nice caramel, prunes, and coffee. Taste is sweet caramel, plums, and cherries. Other dark fruits, touches of anise, and a slightly pork roast meatiness enter into play. Mouthfeel is light to medium, chewy, and wonderfully bitter. Outstanding finish. This one is close o being exceptional. If the body were a bit bigger, the color a touch darker, and the fruit/caramel a little drier and less sweet this one would be killer.
03-18-2006 23:49:23 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.3/5 rDev -13.6%
A-Black with a little bit of whitish lacing, no ruby edges-very black
S-Boozy smeels upfront, with coffe caramel and fruits underneath. Some cocoa flavors as warms.
T-Deep chocolate with fruit flavors underneath, boozy overtones, some metallic tang as warms up, the fruity teast flavors become more dominanat as warms and not entirely pleasant
M-Thinner than I would have thought and slightly watery
D-I liked this at first but as it warms I did not really enjoy the flavors
10-01-2008 21:44:09 | More by hopsleeroy
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
My friend Brian gave me this bottle. A big thank you for that.
A: Big, light coffee stained 3 finger head. A little spotty lacing. Head dissipates to a thin, yellow coffee color to the end. There was a milk chocolate streak through the head. Very dark brown liquid with some ruby highlights visible against the light.
S: Beautiful caramel, molasses and bold roasted malt with a nice tangy coffee.
T: Smooth burnt malt that moves really swiftly into a bitter coffee. Leaves you with an aggressive tannin and very bitter chocolate aftertaste.
M: Medium carbonation adds some interest. Medium body that is smooth with a sharpness at the finish. The tanginess adds a chewiness to the brew.
D: If the malt taste of this had stuck around a bit longer, this would have been amazing brew. As it stands, it is a great RIS. I'd recommend giving it a try. I didn't know much about Central Waters but now I am on the lookout.
11-06-2008 05:44:03 | More by sgoodship
2.8/5 rDev -26.7%
Purchased from Ray's Liquors in Wauwatosa, WI. Poured into a DT snifter to reveal a black body with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is faint roasted malts. Full bodied with low carbonation to make for a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is nice roasted malt from start to finish, but that's really it. Very one-dimensional, so pretty much a let down as far as I'm concerned.
11-27-2009 21:20:36 | More by blackearth
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
Received from Jay23 in Secret Bunny '07...much appreciated...
Very near pitch black, some faint amounts of light gets through when held up. Small tan, light mocha head that left only a ring around the glass and a very thin bubble layer. More head retention would be nice here.
Smell is dark toasted malts, as expected, but not really any charred characters. Some hazlenut coffee and expresso hints along with some chocolate round it out. Overall this smells good, but could be a bit more upfront.
Flavor is alright, but doesn't offer too much up front. Only after the swallow do the toasted flavors start to show. A bit of expresso and coffee again, but this time without the hazlenut hints. Finish is fairly nondescript. No hints of alcohol. Not overly wowed by the flavor.
Mouthfeel is pretty good, but a touch thin. Coats the mouthwell with its slick, somewhat oily body. Low carbonation fine too.
Overall drinkability is just alright in my opinion. Lacks a lot of character for me. It is easy to drink and a somewhat low abv offering of the style. Just doesn't stand out really.
04-07-2007 04:58:04 | More by blitz134
4.05/5 rDev +6%
Bottled March 2011
A - Pours black with one finger of creamy tan head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves some nice lacing.
S - Deep roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with cream.
T - Chocolate is predominant in the taste than the smell, followed by coffee and cream, with roasted malts taking a back seat. Very silky taste.
M - Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium and is very creamy.
O - Very nice. Feels full and creamy without being heavy. Pretty easy drinking. I would get this again.
01-10-2012 03:22:12 | More by warnerry
4.22/5 rDev +10.5%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a pretty straightforward mix of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is coffee and roasted malt with some chocolate notes as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
06-05-2010 05:03:27 | More by Mora2000
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
I need to track my trades better but this beer came from either autumnaldave or jay23 as an extra. Gracias.
12 ounce bottle. My first beer from Central Waters. Pours with a thin head. Black throughout as per the style. Smell of coffee and malt. Tastes like it smells. Not much alcohol in taste which makes it very drinkable but at 7.5% that is a little low for a RIS. Not really a RIS IMO a good stout none the less.
02-22-2007 01:11:38 | More by SkinnyElvis
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Very dark brown with decent sized tan head.
Smell: Chocolate, molasses and some booze. Straightforward but nice.
Taste: Creamy chocolate with some light roasted notes of coffee and burnt molasses. However, these harsher and more challenging flavors are secondary to the velvety chocolate.
Feel: Very smooth body that is slightly marred by not being quite full bodied enough. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is an easy drinking Imperial Stout. Sounds like an oxymoron, but certainly true in this case.
12-29-2011 02:21:37 | More by bsp77
4.28/5 rDev +12%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled in August 2012.
Appearance: Pours an oily black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of light tan head which recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A rich, sweet, and roasty aroma. Dark roasted malts with good hints of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, cream, smoke, and a little vanilla. A good amount of molasses and some anise spicing. Light hints of dark cherry, fig, and raisin. Fairly earthy with some herbal hops in the background. A pretty solid aroma. Its what you expect a good imperial stout to smell like.
Taste: Like the aroma hints, a good mix of rich and dark roasty flavors. Dark roasted malts with a taste of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, toast, toffee, smoke, nuts, vanilla, and a little creamy milk. Sweet molasses and a little anise spice. Subtle undertones of dark fruit including cherry, raisin, and fig. Some earthy and herbal hops give a little drying bitterness towards the finish. A very solid stout taste that is fairly complex.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, somewhat slick, and pretty smooth although its thinner than expected for the style. Alcohol is hidden fairly well.
Overall: A very good take on a imperial stout. Solid creamy dark roast flavors with a moderate sweetness.
12-27-2012 07:08:36 | More by MattyG85
4.2/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured into snifter; jet black with a medium-thin brown head from a vigorous pour that sits as a thin disc of foam. Very fine lacing. Smell is burnt sugar, coffee and chocolate, booze and dark fruit. Taste isn't huge, but there's coffee and chocolate and very slight warming alcohol, with a smooth full mouthfeel. Probably the easiest-drinking imperial stout I've had in recent memory. Overall I was hoping for a bigger flavor from this after smelling it; but at 7.5% this rides the line between a stronger stout and a weaker imperial stout.
08-07-2013 23:33:50 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
Satin Solstice Imperial Stout recently became available in the Philadelphia market and although it's taken awhile, this is my first taste from the brewery. This beer smelled pretty good when I opened it, like burnt sugar, dark roasted coffee, and bitter chocolate. However, the pour told me this was a beer that I wasn't going to love. The beer was practically transparent and very brown. When I get an American Imperial Stout, I was beer that could be mistaken for motor oil, this looked more like an imperial porter. The beer tasted like it too. Although there were good caramel, toasted pumpernickel bread, and coffee flavors it doesn't have the deep roast and charred flavors the best stouts have. The sweetness is just perfect for me and really complements The mouthfeel and carbonation were nice and not-surprisingly the alcohol was not evident (it's only 7.5% abv). Overall, this is a beer I had no problem finishing, but it definitely falls short of the best in the style.
08-03-2011 04:03:14 | More by Soonami
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Good standard black pour, tan head 1.5" deep on this one. Aroma was velvety chocolate. Coffee in a small way.
Taste is solid, mouthfeel is medium for an imperial stout. Dark chocolate is the forward identifiable flavor, but the dry coffee is pretty uncomplicated. Mouthfeel delivers a smooth experience, chocolate over coffee, from which the name is no doubt derived, it does have a satin like smoothness to it, forsaking a higher degree of bitterness and coffee for a mouthfeel more akin to an oatmeal stout or a milk stout, despite not seeming sweet at all.
Thanks to curtisloew for throwing this in as part of our trade, and future thanks to jegross2 for sending out more of this in our trade to come.
12-25-2011 17:11:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a midnight black body with a light tan head that is thick and last forever. No sign of carbonation in this inky liquid.
S- The beer has strong flavors of dark black roasted grain and malt with a cream and hot cocoa finish that isn't really sweet but more rich and dry.
T- The taste of dark roasted malt with a slight coffee bitterness and a faint alcohol note gave the malt a lot of depth. There was a faint coffee and cream flavor at the end of the sip. The dark malt was smooth but it hung on the breath after each sip.
M- The full mouthfeel had a bit of a slippery texture in the finish.
D- This beer has big rich flavors that was very smooth and blended with a definite satin quality. There unique finish had nice notes of hot cocoa or chocolate malt and cream.
05-24-2006 21:42:08 | More by rhoadsrage
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