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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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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 57
Gots: 80 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

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Photo of laymansbeerfan
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of barnzy78
2.69/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours dark brown coming out of the bottle, but is black like cola in the glass with a thin light brown head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are odd - cheap chocolate, alcohol, somewhat woody, and I somehow get a urine odor that is off-putting to say the least. Tastes are a little better than the aromas - milk chocolate, molasses, boozy. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy, and smooth. Overall, I've had this one in the past and wasn't crazy about it. Now it's confirmed, still not crazy about it.

Photo of DIM
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a dark cola brown, kind of light for a stout. It poured with a large, but short lived foamy head.

s: Roasty cococa and coffee, not much else. Pretty mild overall.

t: Lots of roasty flavors cocoa in particular with some hints of coffee.

m: Silky smooth with creamy carbonation.

o: Kind of one dimesional, though I did like that one dimension.

Photo of dlello2
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks thinner and not quite as dark as most imperial stouts. Lots of red actually on this one. Dark khaki head.

S - Lots of sweetness. Milk chocolate. Not super roasty... surprisingly some hops come through. Not really any coffee. Nice smelling beer.

T - Looking forward to this one warming up. Right away a touch of coffee bitterness and maybe a hint of alcohol. This is swept away immediately by delicious milk chocolate and vanilla bean sweetness. The aftertaste is fantastic. Chocolate stays with me for a good 20 seconds. Really nice.

M - Really nice and creamy. Good amount of carbonation. Sits well.

O - Really drinkable stout. I don't know that I would call this and "imperial stout" but who am I to argue. I will definitely be drinking this in the future.

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of JRod1969
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of SHCC
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Paul68
4/5  rDev +4.7%

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Askchucky
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of coldriver
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a near-opaque black with lovely fluffy head and great lacing. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, alcohol, and Playdough. Taste is coffee, a fair amount of bitter hops, and subtle cocoa and licorice. Mouthfeel is good and chewy with nice dry finish. Overall a solid (but not outstanding) stout.

Photo of kyledg
4/5  rDev +4.7%

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3/5  rDev -21.5%

4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Nofear048
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of diabecktic
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hard pour results in ~2 fingers of creamy, light tan head. Carbonation isn't visible through this jet black brew. Retention and lacing are both excellent.

The nose is rather "earthy" and incredibly smokey. Alcohol is also apparent, but this can be expected given the 7.5% ABV.

Notes of coffee and caramel impart a subtle sweetness to a somewhat grainy malt. The smokiness in the nose is also appreciable on the palate, but it's not overpowering; balance is excellent.

Though rather dense, this beer is incredibly easy to drink. The smokiness and sweetness are balanced fairly well and make each sip quite pleasant. The coffee notes become more apparent in the aftertaste and prompt me to keep drinking.

I think that this is a very good interpretation of the Imperial Stout. The "darkness" which is manifest in density, appearance, and flavor is balanced quite well without being offensive. I definitely enjoyed the smokiness; this is difficult to do well, but I think the folks at Central Waters got it right. I would definitely suggest trying this beer if you haven't yet had it.

Photo of takashi37
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of imperialfreak
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jsprain1
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown. Almost black. Head is thin and cocoa and does not last long.
S- Aroma is somewhat sweet with chocolate, caramel, and dark mollasses being the main aromas.
T- At first it is fairly sweet but the roasted malts take over mid sip. Sweet caramel and molasses and first, but there is a dark roasted coffee is strong in the finish.
M- For an imperial stout is only medium body, maybe a bit lighter. Body is not quite creamy or chewy but it has a certain smoothness.
O- A decent imperial stout that is drinkable and has a great deal of flavor. One of Central Waters better beers.

Photo of minterro
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer from a trade with jegross2

A & S: Pours about 2 fingers of fizzy (light tan) head that shifts to the foamy spectrum in a minute or so. The color of the beer is ligher black and not very syrupy looking. And min by min loses head till there is nothing left. Smell: caramel, toffee, and sweet chocolate.

T & M: quite sour. little but of herbal hops. Bit smoky and a little dry in the finish. Not very rich or robust. Kinda leaves an unpleasant sour after taste. On the higher side of medium for the body and fairly smooth. Medium to low amounts of carbonation.

O: For the style this beer not very good, but it’s a pretty average beer overall. The alcohol contain is pretty low for a double, I thought it tasted more like an American stout.

Photo of n2185
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with a finger of light tan head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Roasted malts with lots of sweet cocoa powder aromas and some graham notes as well.

T: Light roasted malt flavors at first followed by some creamy chocolate notes. The finish has some slight char flavors with a light bitterness.

M: Medium-thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is slightly watery for the style, though the carbonation helps.

O: An alright imperial stout, though I have a tough time calling it an imperial stout. It says it on the bottle, but at 7.5% with less complexity and a lighter body, it's much closer to an American stout. Still, it's not bad.

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color. It was thick with a viscous appearance. A one-finger, light brown head of foam quickly receded to left very little lacing.

S - It smelled boozy and sweet with a strong malt presence. A kiss of chocolate in the nose.

T - Nice roasted malt taste with some sweet toffee, burnt molasses and dark chocolate. A touch of bitter hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice Imperial Stout. Another good brew from Central Waters.

Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.