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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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Ratings: 1,282 | Reviews: 444 | Display Reviews Only:
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avaldivia

California

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-17-2011 17:05:22 | More by avaldivia
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-17-2011 01:25:06 | More by Photekut
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Desaparecido

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-16-2011 17:54:17 | More by Desaparecido
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-16-2011 14:51:45 | More by MarkIntihar
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surlytheduff

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-16-2011 04:24:45 | More by surlytheduff
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-15-2011 22:24:46 | More by danwho
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-15-2011 20:33:16 | More by sideshowe
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aglose45

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peruvian Morning: From notes.

A: The beer pours pitch black, with a very minimal dark tan head that receded quickly. 4/5

S: This smells exactly like my grandmother's chocolate cake!  Coffee and chocolate up front, then vanilla and bourbon follow. 5/5

T: Mostly chocolate up front, with a hint of coffee.  Then you get a warm feeling from the bourbon, along with it's oaky flavor.  It finishes with a quality vanilla flavor. 4/5

M: The beer is full bodied, with minimal, but appropriate carbonation.  4/5

D:  This beer was a wonderful experience. It brought back some great memories of my grandmother's delicious chocolate cake. I highly recommend this beer!  4/5

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 20:18:06 | More by aglose45
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-15-2011 18:49:27 | More by thewimperoo
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-15-2011 15:28:20 | More by richbrew
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brian23456

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-15-2011 05:34:20 | More by brian23456
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2011 02:46:26 | More by thebouch01
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KHM

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-14-2011 23:32:58 | More by KHM
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-14-2011 19:00:57 | More by bpfrush
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mikennat

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-14-2011 15:36:37 | More by mikennat
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +20.8%

11-14-2011 15:13:59 | More by hu5om
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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-14-2011 15:07:02 | More by shuajw
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Retsinis

California

3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this beer in a trade, (thanks mnbearsfan) and brought it to a small bottle share. Turned out someone else brought this beer too, so that made it 24 oz to pass around, so I got a good sized pour.

A: The beer pours near black in color, but when held to the light, is actually a hazy/cloudy brown. A small ring of khaki colored bubbles formed, and retained. No lacing, and minimal head.

S: Strong & potent scents of fine Espresso, followed by a touch of oak, and some light aroma’s of earthy malts & hops.

T: Initially coffee, and that flavor dominates. Second sip I detect some light vanilla, mild bourbon, oak, and light roasted malt. Finishes a bit thin considering.

M: Kiss of bitterness & coffee acidity, light carbonation, mild oily viscosity.

O: Good, but less than I was hoping for. I love RIS, coffee infused, and bourbon barrel aged, but this was a little light in my opinion. The coffee was a nice flavor note, but it dominates the palate, leaving just mild flavor note integration with the rest of the beer ingredients.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 18:23:14 | More by Retsinis
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DearthVader

California

3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle and Darkness snifter provided by DoctorRock

Cheers, Andy!

It pours an extremely dark brown with a creamy coffee ice cream colored head. Extremely thick, creamy lacing comes off of the never fading head that lies atop. The only downfall of the appearance is it is a very thin looking body with more carbonation than you'd expect.

Smell is of cocoa nibs, espresso beans, slight oak, and an ever so slight bourbon. I really wish there was more bourbon in the nose. Slight vanilla comes through as well.

Taste is upfront with the sweet vanilla and strong chocolate malt. A nice oak profile comes in on the back of the tongue with the roasted espresso beans and that faint bourbon feature comes through again. Still wish there were more bourbon on this one.

The mouthfeel is incredibly thin for the style. It makes it very drinkable, but the style shouldn't be like this. Heavily carbonated as well. I look for a smooth creamy feel on my bourbon barreled stouts. This didn't have it.

A decent offering, but I think I was expecting more. Regardless, I'm still grateful to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 05:15:04 | More by DearthVader
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Peruvian morning

Dark blackish brown with a dark tan  head. Decent lace and retention  looks a bit thin...3.5

Smells minty.  Lots of chocolate malt too, so the minty comes across like those mint meltaways or Andes mints. Some nice coffee and bourbon notes kick up a nice little aroma here.  4

The flavor is sweet malts, with chocolate malt playing a key role.  Roasted coffee notes remind mr of chocolate covered espresso beans. Mint comes through too, and I'm not loving that element of the profile, but otherwise very nice. 4

Body is a bit thin, little oily, and slick feeling. Meh. 2.5

Overall-- this is the best CW stout I've had...  It still doesn't totally blow my mind, but I do like the coffee and whiskey notes.  4

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 01:39:24 | More by AleWatcher
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this in the Secret Halloween BIF, thanks Michael. The pour is opaque black with a thin white head, nice lacing. The smell is a mix of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. The flavors meld well together, lots of coffee. The oak, vanilla, and bourbon are nice complements, lingering coffee finish. It is a bit thin for an imperial stout, good carbonation, the 8.5% abv is barely detectactable. A great coffee stout, this version was 2001, and I have to seek out more!!

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 22:01:02 | More by bonkers
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

1.65/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. bottle from 2010 poured into a Portsmouth tulip. One of several extras from Knifestyles.

Basically black. A half-finger brown head with loose bubbles forms but subsides quickly. Minor lacing.

The aroma is very odd. It's sort of like a vegetable stew. There is definitely corn in here, and to be completely honest it sort of smells like Fritos.

The taste is markedly better than the smell. Sort of a Mexican chocolate thing going on, with fudge and some peppery spices. No real coffee to speak of. However, there's also that very odd, vegetal taste throughout.

Mouthfeel is thin and overcarbonated. Time has not improved the drinkability of this beer.

A beer that I imagine is wonderful fresh, this has not held up well. I'm not quite sure what happened, given that this particular bottle wasn't terribly old. I'll hold out for a new sample in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 19:40:21 | More by amphion1065
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davidbowers13

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

January 2011 - 12oz bottle

A - Pours a dark brown/black with some carbonation. Minimal head that quickly fades. No lacing. Wondering if this is because I waited so long to drink it.

S - Chocolate, some coffee and a good amount of toasted vanilla from the barrel. Very deep and complex profile.

T - Very similar to the nose. Complex flavor profile that changed from start to finish. I will have to try this fresh to see if anything has changed.

M - I didn't have an issue with the bitterness. I didn't think it was boost either. It wasn't too sweet either. My only complaint is the carbonation. I think it has a tad too much.

O - Another solid beer from Central Waters. I wish I had tried this fresh. Definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:05:22 | More by davidbowers13
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jstilwell for sending this one. Bottled Jan 2011.

Forgot about it and meant to drink it right away, but couldn't find a good time, and now the coffee probably isn't as fresh as it should be, but I'm sure it will still be delicious.

Pours a light fizzy small head that barely covers the beer but typical for the style, over pitch black beer, not super thick but no light coming through.

Nose is nice, some dark malts, plenty of roasted malts, some dark and baker's chocolate, almost cocoa nib aromas, and hint of oats, all with a really nice coffee aroma, like fresh brewed med roast coffee.

Taste brings lots of chocolate again, dark roasted malts, a really nice big dark stout flavor. Some oats give it a creamy oatmeal like flavor but not much. The roast starts to come through as it warms and sits in my mouth, with some coffee from the roast, and light acrid coffee grind flavor but not a lot. It also brings quite a bit of acidity, mixed with the slight acrid flavor are the only harsh flavors. The coffee is there, not as strong as I'm sure it was, with a bit of a nice med roast brewed coffee flavor but not huge. A bit of booze creeps up, with some warmth and bit of tingle. Finishes sticky and still a bit sweet, plenty of lingering roasted malts, just a bit of chocolate left, and quite a bit of bitterness coming through mostly from the roasted malts.

Mouth is bigger bodied, fairly thick and a bit creamy, with lower but decent for the style carb, and some warming tingly booze.

Overall pretty good, would be better fresher I bet with the fresh coffee that probably died off a bit in the 9-10 months since. Despite the booze, a bit of acrid burnt grinds flavor, and some acidity, it's still a nice dark roasty chocolate stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 14:50:50 | More by jlindros
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Labonix

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darkish brown color. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate right away followed by coffee and a little bit of vanilla with a slight alcohol burn at the end. The beer is thin for a stout, but still very pleasant to drink. This is a beer definetly worth drinking again.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 22:01:43 | More by Labonix
Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,282 ratings.