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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,358
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 406
Gots: 304 | FT: 20
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:
Beer added by: brdc on 01-29-2008

2012 Release: Recalled due to infection
2013 Release: Recalled (at least in part) due to infection
2014 Release: Recalled due to infection
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle I received as an extra from StayWhatYouAre2 in a trade. Bottle is dated January of 2011. Poured into a snifter...

A - Pours a deep, rich dark brown color. Close to being black, but when held to the light, it is really brown. A creamy, light tan head forms about .5 fingers thick which receded to a collar and cap of the same color.

S - Roatsed coffee beans and bourbon come right out front. Some woody oak scents and a big dose of chocolate come through as well. Some sweet vanilla comes out as well adding nicely to the overall scent.

T - The taste is a bit less integrated than I would have hoped. Roasted coffee stands out along with a strong boubon presence. These two tend to dominate the palate here. Sweet bakers chocolate, vanilla, and some toffee come through as well. Some light roasted malts and an earthiness also come out.

M - Mouthfeel was quite thin for what I expected from this beer. Slick feeling medium to light bodied beer - more light than medium. Carbonation is also a bit high for this style which dtracted a bit for me. Not as creamy as I hoped.

O - Overall, it isn't bad, just not the best barrel aged beer I have had. The thinness ofthe body coupled with a less than integrated flavor profile detracted for me. BUT, I am damn glad I got to try it!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Wisconsinality for the bottle.

Apperance: Black. Touches of deep brown when held to direct light. Head is light tan and dwindles to a thin ring after a few mingures. A lively shake produces a head for the duration of the beer. Minimal lacing. Heavyish pour.

Smell: Coffee, booze, currants, tons of burnt malt. Some cocoa and hints of char. Some darker fruit sneaks through on the back. Some vanilla/bourbon notes, but coffee and chocolate dominate. Lots of depth to the whole thing. Aromas meld together nicely offering a full experience.

Taste: Baker's chocolate for days. Nice hint of vanilla and bourbon. Burnt malts and some nice chocolate malt flavors. Coffee rounds out the back. The chocolate is super dark, I'm thinking like 90%, and brings out a gritty flavor that's distracting. Some nice oak as well.

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side given the appearance. Carbonation feels a touch high. Dry on the back. Smooth and a touch creamy.

Overall: Good, but not great. A nice mix of flavors that work well. A definite must try on the bourbon barrel stout scene.

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Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,358 ratings.