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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: 871
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 59
Gots: 82 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 871 | Reviews: 394
Photo of coldriver
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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 +4.4%

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3/5  rDev -21.7%

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Nofear048
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of diabecktic
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
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 +4.4%

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of imperialfreak
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jsprain1
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -11.7%
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 -16.4%
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 +3.7%
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.

Photo of trixdout
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of bierbrauer
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased locally. Bottle dated November 2011. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Very dark brown with 1" fairly dense, beige foam that settles gradually and leaves sparse, very thin lacing.

S: Coffee, light malt, chocolate, slight alcohol.

T: Roasting coffee, dark chocolate, with some earthy hop bitterness & alcohol.

M: Thin/medium body and medium carbonation; creamy; neutral finish; heat.

O: A light, straight-forward, good tasting stout. The alcohol seemed a bit too prominent.

Photo of zillo043068
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of cquinn17
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a snifter.

A- Not a very thick imperial stout, very dark brown with pretty much no head.

S- Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and a little alcohol

T- More coffee than I anticipated with a nice rich taste. A little heat but not too much. The flavors work well together and it leaves a great aftertaste. Also as it warms more of the dark chocolate flavors start to come through.

M- Smooth mouthfeel, kinda thin though. A good amount of carbonation for an imperial stout.

O- Overall a pretty solid imperial stout. Nothing really pops out except for the coffee initially which is solid. I don't know if I'd buy it again but it was good for the price.

Photo of otrejo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of rprinz22
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of warnerry
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2011

A - Pours black with one finger of creamy tan head. Head has pretty good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Deep roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with cream.

T - Chocolate is predominant in the taste than the smell, followed by coffee and cream, with roasted malts taking a back seat. Very silky taste.

M - Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium and is very creamy.

O - Very nice. Feels full and creamy without being heavy. Pretty easy drinking. I would get this again.

Photo of TheBeerologist
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.