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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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796 Ratings
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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 54
Gots: 68 | 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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5/5  rDev +30.9%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

HopStoopid120, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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4.95/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark black, very little carbonation, no real head, and a minimal amount of lacing.

Taste is OMGmazing. Coffee and chocolate deep with a bit of a alcohol bite. Smooth thick mouthfeel, almost like you are taking a bite of a great cake. Smell is strong with a bit of alcohol warmth. Would drink again in a heartbeat. Bought as a single, and next trip to the liquor store I will likely be picking up a 6 pack.

deadbody, Oct 17, 2010
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4.88/5  rDev +27.7%

Giesch, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Snow81, Oct 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Satin is a perfect description of the way this beer feels on the pallet...not light, but satin. It pours deep black with a waining head. Coffee and vanilla are the most distinguished flavors. Great ice cold of room temp. This is one of my favorite beers.

kickapoodude, Dec 02, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Pug, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
7.5% ABV, bottled on Aug. notched on label.

A - Satin Solstice is a pretty dark stout but seeing a light hazy through the blushing mahogany highlights is manageable. Short-lived cascading results from a tall pour but the dense tan head has moderate retention and retreats to a plump skim of foam leaving patches of lacing stuck to the glass Legs on the glass.

S - Satin Solstice's rich milk chocolate and cream-filled coffee aroma is quite breathtaking as it leads into gritty, dark roasted malts that compliment a smooth touch of sweet caramel, much like barrista-made French vanilla. The masterful balance created here is without compare.

T - Super-rich dark roasted malts chock-full of chocolate-covered coffee bean, vanilla, caramel, and creamy, smooth melted dark chocolate. A subtle blend of dark fruits emerges prior to the mildly warm, spicy alcohol flavor finishes this rich brew off. By no means does the alcohol deter from the beer like so many other imperial stouts. In fact, with how much maltiness there is in this beer, it almost boggles the mind the Satin Solstice isn't higher in alcohol.

M - Satin Solstice's body is perfectly created, gently suggesting a thicker syrup-like feel from it's full, voluptuous, and smooth body but balances that fullness with dry, gritty, and somewhat bitter roasted malts for a feel that avoids being cloying. Mellow warming alcohol that creeps in giving it that oh-so spectacular finish for a well-rounded stout.

O - It snowed today, finally. I wasn't sure what I was going to have when I got home, but I knew it was going to be some sort of winter beer. That's when the label's simplistic depiction of a dark winter snow scene called to me. This beer nails what a winter seasonal stout should be with poetic ease, taking the chocolate and coffee notes of dark malt and marrying them with a heavier, bitter roast for a balanced flavor and feel that glides over the tongue and satisfies with every sip. It may not be "rare". It may not be all "high in alcohol". But Satin Solstice is one exceptional beer, there's no denying that.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 19, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid is Black with ok carbonation. The head is 3 fingers, tan and leaves good lace.

The smell is of dark roasted toasty Malt. Outstanding Aroma on this one!

The taste follows Coffee, Brown Sugar and Molasses, Very nice, soft and mellow.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy very good in a full body brew. Carbonation drops off a bit.

The drinkability is good, I'll try to get a few more. Thank you to BA's best trader NFLMVP, Prosit, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Dec 08, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

tyleeis, Jan 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

InVinoVeritas, Jan 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Fetching, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

brealbg, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

kraticus41, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes to Faro for this awesome brew.

Poured into a chalice a deep/clean/clear black color, nice carbonation, a very nice one-finger plus cream tan head, tons of creamy sticky lacing and some nice islands, throughout the drink. The nose is kinda sweet, malty, nice touch of coffee/caramel, prunes, plums, and figs. The taste is a totally different RIS, kinda reminds me of a Barleywine. It's malty, bitter, tangy, nice touch of dark fruits, and some coffee/caramel. Medium body. A pretty complex brew for a RIS. Very drinkable, a totally awesome brew, my first Central Waters, and for sure not my last. Highly recommended.

Wasatch, Jun 16, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Nofear048, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

beerguy23, Apr 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

durlta, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a snifter glass. (6 pack)

A: Pours a jet black with a one finger beige head.
S: Bitter roasted coffee and dark chocolate.
T: Initial blast of roasted coffee, though bitterness is minimal; this is followed up by rich dark chocolate, vanilla, and finally a bit of hops.
M: Full bodied, great carbonation, velvety smooth finish.
O: I'm not sure why this isn't getting a higher score, but I think is the most drinkable imperial stout I've had since FBS back in the fall, and the chocolate/vanilla flavors make this seem like a less viscous, lower ABV Big John. Not perfect, but very good and drinkable for the style.

stimulus, Apr 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of garymuchow.
Pours pitch black with a very nice, thick, tan head. Collar is also nice and the carbonation seems adequate.
Smell is sweet, fruity and roasty like an Imperial stout should be. Massive hints of caramel, biscuits and chocolate as well.
Taste is very much like the smell, sweet, malty, and just a little bit of hop bitterness to balance it all out. While this might not be the biggest IS I've had, the alcohol kick is still there, but does nothing but add to this beer.
Overall, I would say that this is a fine example of the style. The mouthfeel is good, the taste is great, and I could have this one again were I able to find it

LuckySevens82, Dec 18, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Raduea84, Jul 23, 2014
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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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