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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

775 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 54
Gots: 65 | 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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Ratings: 775 | Reviews: 380 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lucasj82
4/5  rDev +4.7%

lucasj82, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bowzer4birdie, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Raduea84
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Raduea84, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of majorbase2
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a good size brown head that dissipates quickly. A little bit of lacing.

Smells of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Lightly toasted malts. Just a slight hint of booze. Not the most complex of aromas. Could benefit from a few more scents.

Taste goes right along with the aroma. Boy, is this one smooth, too. Roasted coffee and chocolate lead the way. The coffee really sticks on the tongue. More roasted malts on the back end. Pretty well balanced. The taste does a lot more for this beer than the aroma. It's not the strongest tasting Stout out there, but it is well balanced.

Mouthfeel is not too heavy. One of the lighter stouts I've ever had. Surprisingly watery (not criticism, just observation).

Overall this a good stout, but it is a bit on the mild side. Still solid.

majorbase2, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

AdmiralOzone, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Slarson7, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

MattSharpless, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of kalebharris
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

kalebharris, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Dief88
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Dief88, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of rbrandt22
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

rbrandt22, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Thedrizzle
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Thedrizzle, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +4.7%

ZEB89, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

ffshore545, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MrTana, Jul 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

KAF, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of JakeBarnett
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

JakeBarnett, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +4.7%

mrcraft, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +4.7%

wrightst, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Lynn
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Lynn, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Bowers-Brew
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Bowers-Brew, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of green_plastic
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

green_plastic, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of mnredsoxfan69
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: This dark brown brew pours out a thick, creamy, oatmeal colored head three fingers high and slowly dissipating to a thick ring with lots of sticky lacing on the glass as I drink it down.

Smell: A heavenly aroma of roasty mocha fills the nose with notes of toffee and molasses behind it.

Taste: Rich mocha flavored roasted malt with very little hop bitterness overwhelms the tongue, followed by hints of sweet molasses balanced by the bitterness of the dark malts. The sweetness is there but isn't overwhelming, not so forward as, say, Samuel Smiths, but well balanced by the mocha and roasted malt.

Mouth feel: This is a big, full bodied imperial stout with soft, creamy carbonation filling the mouth spreading the flavor all around. The gentle bitterness hangs around for a long finish.

Overall: This is now one of my favorite imperial stouts, supplanting Samuel Smith's and Lagunitas and combining the best characteristics of both. I need to get more of this.

mnredsoxfan69, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Williaar, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Vixie
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep ruby red, can just see the color when held up to the light. Forms a thin tan hand that quickly dissipates to some lacing across the top.

Smell is chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, and coffee.

Coffee notes are dominant at first, there's some chocolate, cherry, and dried fruit, mainly raisin. Finishes a little sweet mixed in with some bitterness.

Fairly smooth going down, but feels a bit thin, I feel it should have a bit more body to it.

A fairly average take on the style. I expect this type of beer to be big and complex, and this one falls just short. It is almost a coffee stout, as I am picking up a lot of coffee flavors in it, I would have liked to see more of the chocolate and fruit come out. Not a bad beer by any stretch, just one that doesn't stand out with so many great beers out there.

Vixie, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.