1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Satin Solitude Imperial Stout - Central Waters Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Satin Solitude Imperial StoutSatin Solitude Imperial Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

857 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 857
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 857 | Reviews: 388 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of stevegoz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of popery
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of blcmat
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of bootsdomino
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tbeq00
5/5  rDev +30.9%

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.

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.59/5  rDev -6%
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.

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.

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of bozodogbreath
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of adman08
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a very very dark brown with lots of head that is a creamy off-white, slightly brown color. Leaves lots of lacing as you drink.
S-Strong aromas of chcolate and coffee along with a fairly obvious scent of sweet caramel malt and some alcohol.
T-Strong chcolate and roasted malt flavor with a good caramel malt sweetness to balance the roasty bitterness. Fairly strong alcohol.
M-Strong alcohol, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky with a fairly dry finish.
Overall, a very good stout. Great flavor profile of roasted malt, chcolate and caramel malt sweetness. It seems more alcoholic than the 7.5% rating indicates but even so it's still just a very nicely balanced stout.

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of spoonhawk
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of wallrock
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of denimdemon
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bacher468
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of johnhenryconway
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.