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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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very good

854 Ratings
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Ratings: 854
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours pitch black and thick as hell - caramel head that quickly disappears. Some spotty lace after each drink.

S - Chocolate, figs, cherries, smokey.

T - Full bodied big bold and rich mouthfeel - chocolate, malty, some smoke, fruity, raisins, coffee. Acidic after taste.

O - Really a solid imperial stout that is worth a try.

NOtes - thanks to Joey for bringing me some of this back from Wisconsin.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance - dark mahogany body with tan head

Smell - fudge, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malts

Taste - chocolate, fudge, roasted malts, cocoa, mocha

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, lower level of carbonation, fudge richness upfront, flavors linger at the back end

Overall - good stout, although it does come in light for an 'imperial' stout. Worth a shot

Price Point - $3/12 oz bottle

Photo of Swane
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JamesMN
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bottling date or really any info besides the style.

Appearance: Black but lets light through near the bottom of the glass. Looks a bit tepid with a thin tan sudsy head.

Aroma: Coffee, cream, bittersweet chocolate.

Taste: Basically everything described in the aroma combined with a moderate hop bite and grassy hop character. At first it was a bit sweet but the hops and charred malt win over in time giving the bitterness an edge on the sweetness. The finish is a hop kick and the aftertaste is of coffee grounds and light hop bitterness. If this was a regular stout it would be quite robust but for an imperial stout it is lacking some depth of flavor. The 7.5% ABV may be the culprit in that department.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body at best with zealous carbonation. Decent drinkability but was expecting a smoother feel given the style.

Final Thoughts: I have a hard time rating this below average in any category. This is because Satin Solitude is an average imperial stout. While it delivers all the expected flavors of the style, it doesn't do it with the sort of pomp and circumstance that deserves a rating above "okay." Would I drink it again? If I was in the mood for a stout and nothing better was available.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.