Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tut2528:
4.49/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: pours extremely dark brown borderline black, with minimal tan colored head formation. a slight film hugs the sides of the glass.
S: big big big bourbon notes, nicely integrated coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and slight sweet figs with a vanilla touch. i must say that this aroma is quite inviting.
T: massive bourbon and oak dominates this brew along. the coffee is very evident again and it sits in a nice balance with the bourbon and oak. the figs are more subtle here than in the nose, but do provide enough sweetness to help balance this beer out. the finish is slightly creamy.
M: on heavier side of medium bodied which is suitable for the style. but this aspect is this beers downfall. it provides a slight alcohol heat that lingers on the palate but the other flavors really aren't left on the palate for one to enjoy between sips.and it is a bit more carbonated that it should
O: i find this to be quite nice to be honest. it's not the most complex brew, but it is fairly well balanced. the flavors intermingle nicely, just wish that the palate was left with a bit more on it during each sip.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2013 00:20:13 | More by tut2528
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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
4.55/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pour a solid, deep black with a one finger tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the glass. Not much in terms of lacing.
S: Yum, nice mix of bourbon and vanilla up front. Hints of coffee and chocolate.
T: I love how Central Waters blends their beers. They could put this in a bar form and sell it as candy! Lots of bourbon, coffee and vanilla very well blended. Hints of chocolate.
M: Slightly lighter body then a lot of other stouts but it works
O: Delicious, lots of flavors and mighty sweet. Central Waters knows how to do this kind of beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 04:01:44 | More by JayCheG
Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,198 ratings.