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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,282 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,282
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 401
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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darklordlager

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark mahogany, with a sparse tan filmy head. Looks to be maybe a shade lighter than Bourbon Barrel Stout.

S: Lots going on here--Rich cold pressed coffee, sweet oak-vanilla and caramelly bourbon. Smells sweet, but with depth.

T: Sweet malt and corn upfront, moving into a light and forgiving coffee acidity to tickle the tongue. Bourbon slickness is felt on the tongue in the finish, with nice lingering espresso and oak (vanilla) and bourbon (caramel) notes. An earthy hop flavour resides somewhere in there as well, additing to the overall complexity.

M: Smooth and creamy throughout, with a bit of spirity bourbon in the finish.

D: The complexity and subtlety with which all the ingredients are worked in is astounding. If you're looking for a HUGE, viscous, imperial stout--this isn't what you're looking for. But for a tasty complex quaff--this is the ticket.

Peruvian Morning possesses the same "grainy" (though not unpleasant) corn flavour the BBS had, so I believe it may have something to do with the barrels they use. I know they said at the brewery that they used Heaven's Hill barrels (among others) for their BBBW. This would be great on a Sunday morning with sausages drizzled with real maple syrup...Cinnamon rolls would work well too.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 03:04:31 | More by darklordlager
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A - It pour black with less than an inch of mocha head. There is some lacing.

S - The coffee was noticeable immediately. After some warming the bourbon begins to come through with caramel and vanilla.

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O - I haven't been this worried about an infection since that time I hooked up with a chick in the parking lot of a Red Roof Inn. Luckily, both instances were infection free. This is an excellent coffee stout, but the infection rumors had me apprehensive. I am enjoying this beer very much on a borderline chilly Independence Day eve.

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Edit for second attempt. The fact that knew what I was getting myself into helps some. The sour flavor is not so off-putting as I originally described. Mixing with the obvious bourbon and coffee rounds it out. Even if this had been an intentional characteristic it wouldn't be grabbing high marks for taste.

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Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,282 ratings.