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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

722 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 53
Gots: 60 | 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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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-13-2014 23:37:46 | More by SkinniePost
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-11-2014 03:44:22 | More by weonfire
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beerguy23

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-09-2014 01:56:24 | More by beerguy23
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, Julian dated 03514. Poured into an O'so snifter today, 4/6/2014.

App- dark black (illuminates very dark brown) body, one finger offwhite head with fair retention, lots of sticky rings of lacing. Looks very much the part of the stout.

Smell- Rich cocoa, milk chocolate, some roast malt, black coffee, a bit of earth. Very balanced nose. Smells great.

Flavour- Milk chocolate, roast malt, black coffee bitterness. A bit of dark chocolate bitterness, quite a bit of earthiness and a slight bit of umami on the back-end. A bit disjointed compared to the nose but still very smooth and fairly well integrated. A fine flavour profile.

Mouthfeel- This has historically been considered a thin bodied beer, and it is fairly thin bodied but not watery at all. The flavour profile packs enough of a punch to fill in the palate. Feel is somewhat creamy and feels fairly decently carbonated. Earthy bitter finish.

Overall- Solid imperial stout that's a steal at the $7.99/6-pack that I've seen it go for on local shelves. Sure, it's not overwhelmingly roasty or complex or even viscous, but this is still a good beer that's worth buying on its own merits. It's clearly an imperial stout to my palate, although the mouthfeel does suffer from it being a bit thin.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:08:07 | More by Stevedore
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-05-2014 02:02:31 | More by d5001986
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-02-2014 02:46:47 | More by mrjbrown27
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briiguy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-30-2014 03:42:25 | More by briiguy
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durlta

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-28-2014 03:13:14 | More by durlta
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-26-2014 20:37:50 | More by RobinLee
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-25-2014 03:12:53 | More by little_star
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-23-2014 03:04:18 | More by mmulebarn
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 02:44:05 | More by Joecaddie
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-20-2014 22:17:29 | More by bigbeers84
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-18-2014 03:49:35 | More by oso
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MistyMountainHops

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -28%

03-17-2014 02:00:36 | More by MistyMountainHops
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2014 03:17:40 | More by MN_Beerticker
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2014 15:08:45 | More by assman79
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Qbdoo

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a creamy, dark black. Mouthfeel is the thick and creamy too - probably the standout quality of this beer. Can't say the smell is terribly powerful - I'm straining to pick up much. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and (can I say it) a little bit root-beery. Not such a bad thing because none of the flavors are super bold. This is a solid, enjoyable but not standout imperial stout. Not a beer I'll pursue but one I'll be happy to fall back on from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 22:15:34 | More by Qbdoo
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Pug

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

03-07-2014 14:54:05 | More by Pug
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-27-2014 21:02:33 | More by dillon_1005
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arthuro11

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as can be. Relatively thin light tan head, but left nice lacing on the way down. Not a huge smell, but very malty. Love how it hits the mouth. Many people complain about CW stouts not being thick/heavy, but I don't have that complaint, I think the mouthfeel is very good. And the taste is really great, leaves something to chew on. Overall definitely like this stuff. Easy to forget about the decent ABV on this one, very drinkable. Would like to try on tap sometime.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 05:47:31 | More by arthuro11
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark brown. Hard to tell, but appears mainly clear. Medium tall, light brown head. Short-lived.

Smell - Rich dark and medium malts. Dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, raisin - more of the former. Not getting any hops or alcohol.

Taste - Dark malt. Bitter dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast dominate. Undertone of molasses and raisin. A little alcohol. Rich and tasty.

Mouthfeel - Full and smooth.

Overall - Now this is a winter beer. Rich and slow sippin'.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 04:26:50 | More by scaliasux
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-23-2014 05:57:28 | More by Tricerahops
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-22-2014 23:51:34 | More by fredmugs
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with coded bottled on date on the side 36513, so this was bottled on the last day of last year, 12/31/2013. A new beer to me from Central Waters, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local beer store. No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark cola brown color; nearly opaque in the glass with some dark ruby / mahogany hues showing through when held to the light. One finger of creamy mocha tan head that falls to a fat ring quickly.

S - The smell is fairly faint, but very pleasant. Cream, chocolate, vanilla, honeyed graham cracker malt presence, a hint of cookie dough, cold coffee, & lots of dark burnt / roasted malt.

T - Taste follows the nose - dark and roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla, honeyed graham cracker, coffee bean bitterness, and some char.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy with a sticky finish. Medium-full body, but light for an imperial stout. Nice chocolate / coffee bean bitterness lingering on the palate.

Overall, I would call this a very nice easy drinking imperial stout. It's no surprise to me that I enjoyed this beer, considering how well Central Waters creates stouts aged in bourbon barrels. I would have it again.

Central Waters Satin Solitude Imperial Stout ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 02:49:03 | More by mfnmbvp
Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.