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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,287 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 402
Gots: 322 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
2012 Release: Recalled due to infection
2013 Release: Recalled (at least in part) due to infection
2014 Release: Recalled due to infection

(Beer added by: brdc on 01-29-2008)
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Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

APPEARANCE: This foams up a lot more than I expected a big Imperial Stout to. A full finger of head swells up, leaving just enough space in my glass to pour this beer sans sediment that I could see through the bottle. The color is pitch black with a touch of brown coming through around the edges.

SMELL: Uh oh. I’m smelling citrus right off the bat. For an IPA, great, and maybe for a big stout, but for it to be this dominant makes me worry that, sadly, this may be one of those infected. There’s also an unusual, but nice cola smell. A little coffee and chocolate can also be detected, but only after the head fades.

The chocolate really picks up a lot as it warms, and actually becomes a wonderfully dominating aroma. So, unlike as I am about to describe in the taste, the smell gets better with warmth.

TASTE: Dark chocolate, vanilla and mocha. There isn’t as much roasty flavor as I expected, but there certainly is coffee, just more like a mocha flavor with heavy chocolate and maybe even a hint of caramel. The vanilla is very nice and rounding too, but this is off just enough to prevent it from being great. That tart citrus from the nose is just too strong here and it overwhelms the intended flavors. It really is a shame because it is clear to see what a great beer this has the potential to be. Looking forward to trying next year’s batch.

What’s worse is that as this warms it is tasting more and more off. Ugh. So sad. I’m looking back into previous reviews now and someone before me said “a bit of soy sauce”. Yep. There’s that, and it doesn’t belong here.

MOUTHFEEL: Sadly, the most notable element of the mouthfeel is the slight pucker that comes from the tartness. Otherwise, it has a light tickle, although more carbonation than usual from an imperial stout.

OVERALL: The only other Central Waters offerings I have had have been incredible. This is clearly a beer that set out to be amazing, and elements of greatness are there, but I think it is only fair to review it as I had it. After all, the brewery let it out there and people should know what they’re dealing with when deciding to purchase, or trade for, this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 05:56:24 | More by StoneTSR
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Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.