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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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820 Ratings
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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 55
Gots: 77 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-19-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Mscarpen, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bsuedekum, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's Monday... a good day for a beer. 12oz bottle from 2011 bottling (notched between Sep and Oct).

Looks like medium roast coffee on the pour, and essentially black in the glass; half finger of tan head which recedes to a ring. Good retention and some lacing. Smells like chocolate and roasted malt with some coffee and vanilla. Good stuff. Taste is similar, with the roast more in the forefront, and a good degree of richness, finishing with a touch of coffee bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, with velvety (or satin-y) smoothness. Overall, a tasty everyday stout, great for those below-zero Wisconsin winters.

pmarlowe, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of dragomni
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a rich deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that lasted just a little while but left behind just enough residue to create some excellent lacing that sheeted the glass.

The aroma was of a burnt dark bread malt, a very mild herbal hop and a chewy bitter leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses and a mild scent of alcohol.

The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a nice chocolate note and a touch of molasses early on the progressed to a slightly bitter yet still sweet flavor with a nice strong coffee note and a mild alcohol finish. The flavor laid on the taste buds for a good long time letting the sweet warming coffee taste to be fully enjoyed.

Mouthfeel was full and bold in body with the texture being creamy yet a little dry and having a soft carbonation.

Overall an exceptionally balanced brew with the high alcohol content blending so well with all of the flavors, that it is barely noticeable other than a warming sensation at the end.

KajII, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of wtfuggles
3/5  rDev -21.5%

wtfuggles, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of YogiMN
4/5  rDev +4.7%

YogiMN, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

bsp77, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

enelson, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of funkel81
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

funkel81, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

pixieskid, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of stevegoz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

stevegoz, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of popery
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a small khaki head. It looks a bit light for the style, but at 7.5% abv, it is a bit light for the style. The aroma is dominated by milk chocolate with some caramel and roasted malt fruitiness backing it up. The taste is on the sweet side, though some nice roasted malt and hop bitterness reigns things in. More sugary caramel malt shines through in the taste. It's also a bit more fruity in a berry-dark stone fruit vein. The mouthfeel is smooth. It's not quite as light as expected from the abv, but it's not a mouth-coating monster, either. I enjoyed the beer more than expected. It's sweet and chocolatey, but it never gets too sticky and the fruit and caramel flavors keep things interesting. Overall, it's a solid light imperial stout.

popery, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

StayWhatYouAre2, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of blcmat
3/5  rDev -21.5%

blcmat, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +30.9%

HopStoopid120, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of bootsdomino
4/5  rDev +4.7%

bootsdomino, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

leschkie, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of tbeq00
5/5  rDev +30.9%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of doughanson78
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to storminspank for this one.

A: Super dark brown, not quite black. Still no light gets through. One finger tan head with good retention and lacing.

S: Very big roasted aroma. Coffee comes in secondly to the roast. Also a decent amount of chocolate. A slight milk aroma also.

T: Chocolate upfront. A touch of coffee. Then huge roasted malts dominate. A bit of milk stout flavors come through also.

M: Full body. Higher carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: A good Imperial Stout. More like a high alcohol milk stout in my opinion. The roastiness is good but just a tad much.

doughanson78, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16oz Tulip Glass

Appearance - Straight Black a slight brown tinge near the top. Head is about 1 finger in width which quickly vasnishes and surprisingly, the head is not as brown as most Imperial Stouts

Smell - Very Roasted Malty smell dominates upfront with some hints of Cocoa, Coffee and Toffee, but for the most part it's the roasted malt smell that dominates.

Taste - Roasted Malts are very strong (almost too strong) and there is a dark chocolate and slight coffee flavor on the back of the palette along with an almost undetectable toffee flavor. Towards the end, it takes on more of a sweet chocolate flavor. Aftertaste is roasted malts and chocolate-coffee flavored, and is pretty far from dry.

Mouthfeel - Pretty healthy thick bodied stout with some fairly strong carbonation. While it adds some flavor to the beer like it should, it comes off as being more intense than it ought to be

Overall - It's an okay Imperial Stout, but this could've been alot better, especially since the Roasted Malts gave the beer a bland flavor seeing it was the most powerful taste. It's certainly not bad, but I think this is an okay stout at best.

NuclearDolphin, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of ChadQuest
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is light black with some browning around the edges. not super opaque.
The aroma is dominated by roasted malt notes throughout, light coffee with cream about pegs this one.
The flavors are indeed a very well attenuated dry roasted malt flavor, dry cacao beans ground and thrown in, some light vanilla. I was a bit surprised this was 7.5%, i would have thought closer to 9 or so.
The body is smooth and creamy but finishes dry.

A solid beer, i plan to pick up a whole pack for when i just want to go grab a good stout.

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

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.