Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.58/5 rDev +10.6%
2014 Vintage poured into pint glass. Good God, I hope I do not get sick from a third straight year of infected.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown (almost black) with a beige head. No real sign of carbonation besides the head, but then again... even when I hold this up to the light, I can't see anything.
Smell: More bourbon-y up front than the barleywine, not quite as much of a hit as the bourbon barrel stout. Definitely has vanilla, chocolatey notes. Some coffee to pick up on.
Taste: Yeah, this is yummy. Smooth. Hits of vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Less of a bourbon taste than I was expecting, but it's there. The flavors melds together much more nicely than the bourbon barrel stout. Color me impressed.
Mouthfeel: Very clean. Heavier bodied than the barleywine or the bourbon barrel stout. No residue at all left behind.
Overall: Dangerously drinkable. I'm gonna cellar this as well and check on it next year. Provided, of course, these aren't infected and recalled.
02-20-2014 02:35:31 | More by don1481
4.38/5 rDev +5.8%
Cam to me from the very generous Hophead 101.
A: Dark brown, almost black with a mahogany glow on the edges against the light. Poured a nice finger coffee stained creamy head. Great lacing shows from the start. The head dissipates to a small head but then retains it throughout. Handsome looking brew.
S: Roasted malt, sweet vanilla, a little coffee and subtle booze.
T: Man, that's a tasty beer. The alcohol is there for sure but it is a part of a nice complex and robust flavor. While still chilled, I get a rush of the creamy roastiness with a bourbon kick. It's masked by coffee, vanilla and a tart dark fruit. Absolutely delicious. When warmer, the combination of smokey vanilla and bourbon is more intense and just sublime. Beautifully balanced.
M: Nice full body. Medium but very gentle carbonation. Creamy and very slick and smooth.
D: ABV is pretty low for the style, so it's very drinkable. It's incredibly robust but very well balanced. The bourbon flavor is strong without over-stepping it's bounds. Fantastic beer. I will be re-visiting this one.
05-26-2009 02:53:43 | More by sgoodship
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
Deep dark brown bordering on black with an inch of creamy tan head. Some floaties are present in the glass. Aromas of deep dark malts with a blast of fresh roasted coffee and chocolate. Woody tannins and a kiss of bourbon. Creamy aspect as well, nice.
First sip is smooth, creamy dark malt backed up by a nice interplay of chocolate and coffee. Vanilla mixes with wood tannins and sweet bourbon notes. A bit of alcohol heat on the way down. Overall well balanced and the barrel character never becomes overwhelming.
Mouthfeel is creamy with good body. Not overly heavy which is nice. A tasty treat of a beer that I would seek out again if they brew it again! Thanks to kmpitz2 for tossing this my direction.
12-01-2009 00:22:25 | More by orbitalr0x
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
Thanks to exiled for sharing this beer.
The beer pours dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is lots of chocolate and coffee. The flavor is more of the same with the addition of vanilla, oak and bourbon. Surprisingly, the chocolate is more dominant than the coffee but this is an outstanding barrel-aged beer that lives up to the high ratings that it receives. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-28-2010 01:38:56 | More by Mora2000
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.
Appearance: Near black with thin brown head and some light lacing.
Smell: Vanilla, oak, coffee, and subtle nuances of chocolate and molasses, as well as a not too subtle booze aroma.
Taste: Tastes like a blend of all the elements noted in the aroma (vanilla, oak, coffee, chocolate, molasses). Overall, very well balanced, but this also means that nothing really stands out.
Feel: Smooth, slick mouthfeel that is just a touch shy of full. Low carbonation with an oaky, dry finish.
Overall: Nice Bourbon Barrel aged Imperial Stout with coffee. There are certainly better ones out there (Goose Island BCBCS, Founders KBS), but this is a great deal for the price at roughly half of the others.
02-08-2012 00:26:03 | More by bsp77
3.39/5 rDev -18.1%
Poured into a snifter this beer is black with some brown highlights and hints of a tan head that quickly recedes into the blackness of this brew. Aromas of bourbon and oak hit you first with a fairly high level of dark roast coffee also present. Taste is like the aroma, dark roasted malts with plenty of oaky bourbon with a slight vanilla quality. A weaker body than some of the other big BB stouts but at this lower alcohol level that is not unexpected. A fairly high alcohol burn for this alcohol level. Higher carbonation zing than most of the style. I prefer this over most beers from CW but it would benefit from either a higher alcohol content or less burn.
04-01-2013 02:24:47 | More by deebo
1.93/5 rDev -53.4%
Acquired via trade
A pretty imperial stout. Very dark brown, bordering on black throughout, with a nice dark brown cap that leaves irregular spiderwebs of sticky bubbles down the glass.
The terrible infection isn't nearly as detectable in the aroma. There's still some distinct coffee and chocolate notes left lingering, though any barrel presence has seemed to turn into a bit of a vinegar/sour/cherry/tart intrusion.
The flavor is indeed awfully infected. It wasn't so bad at its coldest temperature, but upon minutes of warming, this beer is undrinkable. Sharp notes of vinegar, sour, stale cherries, don't mix at all well with some lingering coffee and chocolate notes. Not the worst thing I've put in my mouth, but not a lot redeeming attributes here.
Medium bodied with high carbonation.
I will find something else to drink tonight.
12-30-2012 04:32:39 | More by ehammond1
4.45/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice glass.
Label says bottled in January.
Appearance: Pours very dark and black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Decent one finger tan head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Decent amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Big bourbon aroma upfront with some vanilla, oak, wood, and lots of coffee. Also some chocolate dark malts, smoke, and a noticeable whiff of dark fruit cherries. Definitely some sour elements here. A nicely complex and robust smelling stout.
Taste: A big taste of the barrel aging mixed with coffee beans. Notes of bourbon, lots of vanilla, some oak and wood. Lots of coffee and a nice background of dark malts with some chocolate and caramel. Also some hints of dark cherries in the background. Sweet and somewhat syrupy with the strong vanilla presence.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat sticky. Alcohol is hidden well.
Overall: A very good take on a coffee forward barrel aged stout. The barrel elements mix in very nicely.
03-03-2012 07:05:08 | More by MattyG85
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
Thanks to jh1982 for bringing this to the March Madness debauchery, sorry you got tanked at the tables the night before and couldn't push yourself to drink this one early the next morning!
Poured a dark brown, good beige head. Pungent coffee aroma out of this one, almost as if it was barrel aged, because a good amount of oak and vanilla seemed to pair with it.
Taste, alcohol well hidden, coffee still hefty. Good roasting, ample chocolate. Bitterness held in decent check. Could see a slight tobacco and leather to it. Slight. Bourbon, slight, just like the bourbon feel, no heat, not even warmth. Good consistency of the mouthfeel, viscosity. The vanilla and caramel really set this apart from too many one dimensional coffee beers. Sure, sometimes that's all I want is coffee, but sometimes, I want some complexity, and Peruvian Morning satisfies that urge.
Overall, just another quality beer from Central Waters. Deceptively strong, good coffee quality, would revisit as often as possible.
I always feel sketchy about sending text messages about this beer, like if too many Patriot Act Ninjas are following my conversation, "hey, let's get into some Peruvian Morning tomorrow," and then all of a sudden my doors are being busted down by the narco police . . .
03-31-2011 18:57:46 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,297 ratings.