Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.8/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - A finger plus some of dense creamy lush light khaki colored froth... Solid retention... Once receded what remains is one of the smoothest creamiest lacings that I've ever encountered... The color is a deep dark mahogany... Opaque and dense... A mix of sluggish and moderate paced carbonation can be seen climbing the sides of the glass... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...
S - Rock solid aroma that is spot on for the style and my expectations... Assertive coffee is at the forefront... There are also ample amounts of chocolate and roasted malts... Plenty of caramel and toffee as well... A bit of light brown sugar as well... My only true critique is that the bourbon is oddly absent from the aroma...
T - The bourbon barrel aging that was absent on the nose takes center stage on the palette but is not overpowering... Light coffee... Chocolate nibs... Roasted malts... A bit of soy sauce... The bourbon notes also rise again on the finish and linger in a very pleasant way... Lots of good individual flavors but they don't quite come together in a harmonious way...
M - Walks a fine line between medium and full bodied... Sleek... Smooth... Light carbonation... Even and consistent...
D - A very enjoyable brew that did not disappoint... A potent mix of coffee and bourbon are both the dominate players and highlights of this brew... I can whole-heartly recommend and would gladly indulge in again...
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 01:57:41 | More by philbe311
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(FYI: My system only scores in whole numbers)
12oz bottle of 2013 vintage poured into a tumbler today, 1/26/2013.
Aroma- Vanilla and coconut really jumps out in the nose. There are hints of oak, black coffee and burnt toast, but the vanilla and coconut combination is incredibly strong. Very pleasing nose. (4)
Colour- Very dark cola, could be mistaken for jet black but holding it up to the light shows a very dark brown colour characteristic. Pours with a 1cm offwhite head, dissipates very quickly, nothing special. The lacing sticks in sporadic spots. Pretty standard for a double stout. (3)
Flavour- Follows the nose pretty well. Vanilla dominates throughout, with not-so-subtle hints of black coffee. There is a heavy roasted malt presence typical of stouts that impart a good chunk of chocolate and toffee- without it, I'd probably swear I was drinking spiked black coffee. Very complex and tasty- it beats a lot of the coffee stouts I've tried thus far.. and I'm a big coffee drinker. It's not quite BCBCS or KBS though. (4)
Mouthfeel- I guess I was comparing this to the BBS, but in comparison this actually boasts a thicker medium body with good carbonation for the style (BA double stouts typically don't come highly carbonated in my experience anyway). In the mouth, it feels somewhat creamy and very smooth- the best part of bourbon barrel aging. The aftertaste is black coffee with vanilla infused into it. Very good but still a bit watery. (4)
Overall- I'm much more impressed with this one than I was with the BBS. They did this one much better although I never got around to trying the 2012 vintage. Something tells me that this brew is probably best fresh, but I'll save 2 bottles from this 4-banger to drink a year from now. I'm actually thinking about finishing this 4-banger and going out and buying another one to cellar. It's very good and reasonably priced compared to BCBCS, but not quite at the level that BCBCS is. However, if you're not looking for pure motor oil but rather prefer a lighter brew (at 8.5% vs BCBCS' 15%) that delivers a similar boatload of complex flavors, this is a very good choice. (4)
Re-review: Had the 2014 vintage, poured into a Surly Darkness goblet today, 2/28/2014. So... not going to lie, this is clearly contaminated. I got no coffee, though I did get a bit of oak, vanilla and bourbon. But the mouthfeel is thinner than expected even for the base stout and there is a tangy fruitiness to this that reminds me of green apples. Simply not a good beer and I decided it wasn't worth finishing. I'm leaving the scores the same as it was from last year's vintage which was delicious.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 05:39:21 | More by Stevedore
Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.