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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,352
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.04%
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Gots: 307 | FT: 23
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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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

2011 vintage.

aggressive pour into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer is a very dark brown to light black colored body. Some lacing is noted on glass.

Smell: Smells like fresh roasted coffee and semi-sweet chocolate with some vanilla and bourbon lingering in the background. Mild and integrated smell; nothing that has an overpowering or strong smell.

Taste: Fresh roasty coffee and a sweet bourbon alcohol bite are the two immediate flavors of this beer. Oak, vanilla are in the middle with the maltiness that balances the coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with moderate carbonation. The carbonation actually is interesting in this beer because a barrel aged beer is normal not so carbonated, but it works well here.

Drinkability: Very drinkable for an imperial Stout. I might consider this beer a barrel aged stout instead of an Imperial Stout. A delicous beer and a great beer made by Central Waters. This is the first beer i have had of this brewery and I want to try more of thier beers!

Photo of boomer31
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Loved this beer when I first had it on tap at the Between the Bluffs Beer and Cheese Fest in LaCrosse a few years back. Then had a bottle last year and finally reviewing it.

A - Pours a deep brown, near black with brown edges. Tiny light brown lacing. Very light for a double/imp stout. No stick

S - Chocolate and roast in the nose, little else

T - More chocolate, very similar to the regular stout from CW but with more roast. Hints of bourbon in the back as well as some alcohol burn. Not nearly as much bourbon as I would like as it sits in the back not in the forefront. Some hints of vanilla and oak

M - Much more rich than it looks, fairly sweet

D - Very easily drinkable, fairly complex

Overall a good beer, not as great as I remember it being. This is a bit underwhelming for an imperial stout.

Photo of n2185
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with a finger of light tan head that quickly recedes into almost nothing. Very little lacing as well.

S: Lots of vanilla, oak, and bourbon aromas with some sweet chocolate aromas as well.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma with lots of vanilla, oak, and bourbon flavors and just a touch of roasted malt. The finish has a light alcohol burn and strong toffee flavor.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, the beer has a surprisingly oily and watery characteristic to it for a big stout.

D: Goes down pretty smoothly since it's not too thick or sweet.

Overall, a pretty good beer, but I can't help but wonder where the claimed coffee flavors went. It was a 2011 bottle, so the coffee flavors should be fresh, but they seem to be completely absent along with most of the other typical stout flavors. It tastes much more of the barrel than the beer that went into it.

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

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle provided by brian23456, thanks Brian!

A - For a beer of this high alcohol content, it's not incredibly dark. Even through the widest part of the glass, it's easy to see a dark amber hue to this beer. The head is modest, peaking at about 1.5-finger's worth of head with low retention. As it fades it leaves only a thin ring around the edges. Lacing more than makes up for it though, as a generous layer of foam sticks to the glass.

S - Although this is a bourbon barrel-aged stout, the bourbon definitely takes a backseat to the rest of the aroma. The barrel isn't completely absent, however, as the vanilla makes up a big part of the nose. The coffee also dominates most of the smell with the rest of the malts playing a strong supporting role. Milk chocolate flitters around the smell, but its discernible. Finally, the bourbon resurges to mix and aid a subtle alcohol heat.

T - The bourbon, which was so toned-down in the nose, definitely makes itself known in the taste. It starts the beer off with a definite kick, which the coffee and vanilla soon follow. It's not heavy at all, but the flavors it delivers are hard-hitting and bold. I was expecting a bit more coffee presence, as currently the vanilla and bourbon have free reign on the palate. Again, I'm getting lots of rich chocolate intermittently throughout the profile. Interestingly, the alcohol heat is mainly on the front-end of this beer so it has time to mellow when the other flavors arrive.

M - Mouthfeel is medium to light-bodied with medium carbonation. For being a barrel-aged beer, this beer actually has a nice carbonation bite to it as well, which shows up at the end and gives the feeling of drinking soda. Finish is moderately long and it coats well.

D - Drinkability is high. While I feel the barrel may outshine the coffee a bit, it is still a delicious beer that I drank all too quickly. As the alcohol heat arrives near the beginning of the beer, by the time the other bold flavors take part, it's nearly forgotten. Thankfully, this comes in 4-packs and I will be on the lookout for this!

Photo of Janderson91
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to leszczynski23 for hooking me up with this great extra. Label says it was bottled in January 2011. Enjoyed on 02/28/11.

A - Looks like a stout. Opaque black. Lets a little bit of red show through around the edge. One finger cream colored head that leaves splotchy lacing. Good looking beer.

S - Wow, this thing smells amazing. Huge vanilla, wood, roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate, coffee.

T - Chocolatey and roasty up front. Gives way to a great vanilla/wood flavor. Finish is nice and bittersweet with some coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.

M/D - Mouthfeel is on par with a regular stout, a little thin for an imperial. Drinkability is decent. The bourbon aspect makes it somewhat of a sipper but this is very tasty.

My first beer from Central Waters was a very good one. Can't wait to try more of their stuff.

Photo of duffcalifornia
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage poured into a pint glass.

A: As dark as the coffee it's named for, with half an inch of a light mocha head that dissipated quickly and provided no lacing.

S: Bourbon. Seriously, that's the entire nose. I could've just as easily been smelling a glass of Makers Mark.

T: Tastes of coffee, bourbon, and malt all in about equal flavors, with perhaps the faintest hint of chocolate on the finish.

M: Perhaps a bit more carbonated than one might want in a DIS, and a bit thinner as well.

D: To me, this just isn't as drinkable as other bbal stouts. The booze is really forward on this, and not for the better in my opinion. By no means is this a BAD beer, but I definitely won't be rushing out to buy any more.

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

Big thanks goes out levifunk for this 12oz bottle. 2011 edition into a Stone IRS glass.

A: Pours a very nice dark brown with a cream colored head, not quite an inch thick that recedes to almost nothing, just a few bubbles around the edge of the glass. A little lighter than most in the style, but not bad.

S: Lots of nice coffee smells, and a nice amount of milk chocolate underneath the coffee. Has a nice amount of bourbon and wood and vanilla, some notes of caramel and just a bit of booze. Pretty darn nice.

T: Pretty robust and complicated right up front, took a couple of sips to really put it all together. Initial notes of fresh roasted coffee that mixes into a bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, barrel combination of deliciousness, wow, very impressive. A bit of hops on the finish, with a bit of earth and citrus as well. There are a ton of flavors going on here. Incredibly flavorful.

M: Pretty hefty in the mouth, nice velvety carbonation really contributes to the overall body of the beer. Finish is woody and slightly dry, but still sticky on the lips. Not too terribly hot, but enough to warm me up just a bit.

D: Oh yeah, I could drink a few of these in a sitting. There is a ton of flavor in this beer, and everything works together quite nicely. Great coffee/barrel stout.

Thanks Levi!

Photo of MarcatGSB
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Purchased from Riley's Wine of the World in Madison WI in early February for $10.99/4 pack. Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou goblet.

Appearance: Dark brown, not quite black with a creamy 1 finger head. Small amount of lacing. Notes of copper in the head. Unusually light in color of an Imperial Stout.

Smell: Sweet vanilla front, oak spine, and coffee/bourbon backing. Great character to this beer.

Taste: The taste is what does it. It really takes off as soon as it hits your palate. Great vanilla character, with enough charred oak and bourbon to balance. Coffee backing. The vanilla really comes through. Marzipan, and slight molasses undertones.

Mouth: The mouthfeel is fantastic. Good level of carbonation, the vanilla makes for a silky smooth drinking beer.

Drink and overall: Very drinkable. Can hardly taste the 8.5% ABV, which I suppose is relatively mild for an Imperial Stout. I love this beer. I was very impressed the first time I tried it, and continues to impress with each additional tasting.

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

12oz bottle of the 2011 vintage into a Birra del Borgo tulip. Thanks to Chris for bringing this one to the tasting.

A: Clear brown-orange body with a thin layer of ultra-fine tan bubbles. Radiant, but a little lacking in head, and I hate it when I don't get enough head.

S: Bourbon + oack are up front and intense, with sharp coffee backing up the booze. Heady.

T: Bourbon, coffee, bourbon, coffee, and bourbon. Some brown sugar, vanilla, and oak. Did I mention bourbon and coffee? It's tasty, but not quite transcendent - a little too bitter and hot.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. Underwhelming, but ok.

D: A little harsh with the fresh bourbon and coffee, but still quite enjoyable overall.

Notes: I was really looking forward to this one, since I've loved CW's other -bbl aged offerings, as well as the Brewhouse Coffee Stout. As good as this beer was, it really didn't measure up to the other specialties I've had from this wonderful brewery.


Edit: I picked up a 4-pack of the 2013 vintage, and it's incredible - huge coffee, rich dark chocolate, and just enough oak to cut through the sweetness. Terrific stout.

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

2011 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark with a little head that quickly disappears. Hints of light make it though the edges. Smells mostly of bourbon with some roast. Taste is very smooth for being a newly bottled barrel-aged stout. I found this to be the case with their Barrel Aged Stout, too. I don't think these need to be aged, couldn't hurt but not really necessary. The roasted malt comes on first, followed by the bourbon, with a hint of coffee right at the end. Not an overpowering stout.

The mouthfeel is where I think this one doesn't quite move to the next level (thought the same thing about the Barrel Aged Stout). This is very light-bodied for the style, I prefer heavier. I don't know if I'd call this a double stout, I'd just call it a bourbon-flavored regular stout. I feel like I could drink a bunch of these in a sitting due to the light body but when I get in the mood to relax with a double I want something a bit more substantial.

Don't get me wrong, this is a very good tasting beer. I just don't think it quite holds up to some of the big character double stouts out there. I'm going to keep these in the fridge for a change of pace from time to time when I don't want to be weighed down.

Photo of mjn5036
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. This one pours a seemingly thin dark brown. Not exactly what I was expecting from an imperial stout. A frail, one finger head, cocoa in color, rises from the pour and dissipates quickly leaving not lacing behind. A swirl of the glass leaves soapy, oily residue clinging to the glass which is actually quite nice.

The nose is dominated by a rich coffee profile, followed by an overly-sweet vanilla aspect. A lingering smell that can only be described as Play-Doh catches my attention on the back end, which is odd to say the least. Also, as much as I want to blame a faulty nose on my part, I know I smell ripe banana - not bad necessarily, just peculiar for this style.

Taste is again primarily of a strong batch of dark roast coffee, roasted malts and vanilla. Some oak flavors squeak through from the bourbon barrel aging but bourbon does not make much of an appearance. Chocolate becomes more pronounced as it warms. A good cup of coffee is the predominate theme with this one.

Alcohol is noticeable to a small degree. This mixed with the bitterness of the coffee notes does slightly take away from an otherwise drinkable beer. Mouthfeel on the other hand it really quite nice. Rich, smooth and a precise amount of carbonation trickle over the tongue in a superb fashion.

Photo of AleBlager
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer is dark as... shiitake mushrooms. Deep, deep chocolate tones with a slight alcohol tinge are the most present aromas, but another pass brings a fruity smell, but what fruit that is remains a question (think really faint apple or banana). The total smell experience is by no means lacking, but it does not stand out in comparison to the BBS. Coffee, chocolate, bourbon, and a vanilla/fruit mix permeate through the flavor profile. All of these tastes are equally balanced, but the coffee taste lingers well after the sip. Think of your best cup of coffee, and how you smile after each sip. This is the feeling that the Peruvian Morning brings. The mouthfeel of this beer is worth mentioning as well. The carbonation adds a crisp component to the otherwise big beer, adding both to the complexity and the lingering aftertaste.

Photo of 321jeff
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage bottle poured into my Portsmouth tulip.

Pours a deep brown almost black with a finger of tan head that quickly fades to a thick collar.

Aroma isn't particularly strong, but what is there is dominated by an earthy and smoky bourbon. There's some hints of coffee and chocolate in the background, but it takes some deep inhales to find them.

Taste follows the smell with a good dose of smoky bourbon but with more chocolate in the background. The coffee isn't quite as strong as I remember from last year but there is a noticeable earthy and bitter coffee undertone.

Mouthfeel is extra thick and viscous with moderate carbonation. It's definitely a sipper, but a good one for the bourbon and coffee fan. This will be one that I track down each year it comes out.

Photo of AwYeh
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into 16oz snifter. 2011 vintage; received from seeswo as part of the Black Booty 2011 BIF. Thanks!

A: Very dark brown, with one finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Some spotty lacing.

S: Lots of coffee accompanied by dark roasted malts, very bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Just a hint of ethanol, but it adds to the bourbon effect- in this context, I like it.

T: The coffee and bourbon flavors are closely balanced here, accented by the aforementioned vanilla, chocolate, and malts; no ethanol this time around. At room temperature, the vanilla flavors are almost on par with the coffee and bourbon- delicious. Quite complex, and quite enjoyable, even when compared to the beer's already impressive smell.

M: Thin for this style, but rather smooth; a bit more thickness would be more enjoyable, and allow the flavors to linger on the finish longer. Light carbonation and low stickiness, which also would help things.

D: My glass went quickly; the complexity in this one really kept me interested in having the next sip. Hope I get another chance to try this one in the near future.

Photo of seeswo
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a big tan head that stares back at you for a while. Smell is outta sight - big coffee, tiny hint of vanilla. For the record, the BA offerings from Central Waters are always lower key, with wel integrated flavors as opposed to huge barrel potentially overpowering the base beer. This beer tastes of mega coffee, with just a touch of bourbon, vanilla and booze. CW knows how to make an imperial coffee stout, and PM just extends that idea without changing it much. This beer tastes fantastic. Medium carbonation with maybe a slightly thinner an expected mouthfeel. Exceedingly drinkable. Just a killer brew.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage.

3.5 A: Black as night. One and a half fingers of creamy tan head with average retention (average for a coffee beer that is) and a decent amount of spotty lacing.

4.5 S: This sure as hell is bourbon forward. Usually this is a bit offputting to me, but in this case, it smells great. Boozy bourbon, lots of leather, some melon rind, a good amount of vanilla, and oak. Coffee complements the bourbon nicely. I don't really have any idea what the underlying stout smells like, but I believe I'm picking up some chocolate. This is bourbon barrel aroma at its finest, borderline 5.0.

4.5 T: The taste is similarly bourbon forward, though not as much so. Lots of leather again with lots of vanilla as well. Melon, oak, and an almost raisin like taste. From the malts, there's a good amount of milk chocolate, a touch of smoke, a fair amount of general malt sweetness, and a good roasty backbone. Of course coffee is there again and once again supplements an already positive experience.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth despite the bourbon booziness.

4.5 D: This is a good one. It isn't nearly as bold and flavorful as something like GI BCS, but it's a damn good brew that is easier to drink. Bourbon paradoxically is the main act while simultaneously complementing the base stout. Lots of good flavors going on in this and they all work together.

Photo of WJVII
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass this brew has a wonderful dark brown color with a milk chocolate thick head. The aroma is fantastic with strong chocolate, vanilla, great bourbon tones and slight coffee notes. The taste is rich and creamy with chocolate and bourbon at the front and a nice vanilla finish with warm alcohol on the throat. The emmy J's coffee that was advertised on the label (being a local emmy J's coffee is fantastic) was missing and if not noted would have never known was there. The brew had a thick body and was just all around delicious.

Photo of Urbancaver
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown with a bit of head. Way too thin for an imperial coffee stout. But, smells incredible! Lots of coffee and bourbon. Wow. Tastes great! The bourbon is just subtle enough to compliment the coffee. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and dry which causes the drinkability to suffer a bit but the beer is so tasty it makes up for it

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Tom (Tpatuto) for this one. Beern wanting to try it for a long time. 2010 vintage. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Darkness snifter.

A: Standard pour yields a .5 finger coarse light mocha head with ppor retention that dissipates quickly into a thick ring around the top of the brew. Beer is an opaque, dark brown. Lacing is web-like and stringy with decent stick.

S: I don't recall if this one's barrel aged, but it sure smells like it. Sweet soy sauce and subtle booze with hints of plums, prunes, and diet coke. Chocolate fudge sweetness is also detectable along with maple syrup. Not the most aromatic but very enjoyable overall.

T: Opens milk chocolate, maple syrup, slight bourbon booziness, subtle roasted coffee beans, and enticing dark fruit. Further sweetens towards the middle as sweet soy sauce, and coke kicks in. End is fudge, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, and more maple syrup that finishes with a sweet, sticky aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. A bit on the thin side and slightly too abrasive. Smoothes out noticeably as it warms and becomes oily and silky in the mouth. Goes down sticky and viscous. Finish is messy with a slightly lingering aftertaste.

D: Another outstanding Imperial Stout from Central Waters... this brewery keeps killing it with their amazingly subtle barrel-aging and complementary, balanced flavor profiles. Quickly becoming one of my go-to brands for those dark beer cravings. Definitely another beer to keep an eye out for.

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

A - Clear very dark brown colored with a short lived, tiny tannish head that quickly collapsed to nothing. No ring of head around the glass, no lacing. But still quite appealing looking.

S - Huge dark roasted coffee. Slight roasted dark malts. A little bourbon. Very big and smells great. Reminiscent of KBS, but with the coffee on steroids.

F/M - Dark bold coffee up front. As other before have said, if you're not into coffee, like seriously into coffee, you probably won't like this beer. However, I certainly do enjoy bold coffee as well as bourbon (sometimes together) and this beer delivers on both. The stout characteristics are noticable but somewhat muted by the coffee and bourbon. Again, KBS on steroids without the great velvety mouthfeel. Still great on the tongue, medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering chocolate coffee flavor.

D - Big, bold, roasty and flavorful, this is a great beer to sip on. And one probably won't do it for me. I could easily go for some more of this.

Photo of SykDoc
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. It pours a thin brown that is not quite opaque when held to the light. A tan 1/8 inch head forms and reduces leaving minimal lacing around the edge.

The aroma is almost entirely coffee with just a hint of metallic. Mild vanilla and bourbon notes are present.

The taste is a great blend of bourbon, coffee, chocolate malts, and vanilla. There is a very nice but light hoppy finish to the flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. The carbonation is sharp and quick, but reasonable. Mild dry and bitter components at the end. Overall, smooth.

This is a drinkable beer, although more than one is bound to leave minimal palate for tasting without some relief time. Definitely, a solid beer with strength in all components. I hope they keep making this solid beer.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 12/20/10

Bottled in January (presumably 2010)

With much appreciation to levifunk

Pours a medium rosewood brown, ultimately settling near-black. One finger of loose bubbles. The head thinned quickly leaving 50% of the surface covered in a mass of bubbles. Swirling (boasting audible carbonation) helps a bit but retention doesn't hold long. A few splotches of drippy lace hang on.

Seemingly intertwined after a year in the bottle, the aroma exhibits notes of vanilla, wood, roasted malts, bakers chocolate & cocoa nibs. Not much, if any, proper bourbon is appreciable & notions of coffee are muted at best. Smells nice enough but is rather tame.

Ah, the bourbon is not gone; nay, it washes o'er the palate & lingers throughout. Vanilla is downplayed. Charred oak notes manifest slightly at the onset, intensify mid-swallow & carry onward to the finish. Beyond that, the base stout is pretty solid; plenty tasty but maybe on the simplistic end of the spectrum. There's a chocolatey presence that is singed with a hint of roast. Like the nose, the coffee has definitely faded to the back of the mix. Not overly sweet; some residual bitterness.

Medium-full body for the style; just a tad thin on the edges. Carbonation is somewhat prickly upfront, though it's more a flash-in-the-pan sort of situation; the beer has smoother undercurrents. The finish tapers off with hints of charred wood, bourbon & roasted chocolate.

I really wish I had tackled this sooner; I just couldn't yet bear to part with my last Central Waters beer. It's a shame the coffee flavors have so faded; I thought Emy J's blend was exceptional in the Brewhouse Coffee Stout. A nice beer as-is, it just seems very similar to the bourbon barrel stout.

Photo of nrbw23
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Head is gone in almost a flash and leaves little lacing.

S- Smell is coffee, sweet oak-vanilla and caramelly bourbon. Overall, there is quite a bit of depth in the smell that is going on here.

T- Taste is sweet malt, coffee, bourbon, and oak. Also picking up some vanilla and Earthy hops.

M- Medium in body and low carbonation.

D- Very excellent brew. I found this one very easy to drink.

Photo of drabmuh
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer is black with a thin tan head and some lacing, a lttle bit of legs on the glass, head breaks up due to low carbonation.

Aroma is STRONG, a little hot, lots of coffee, nice flavors all around.

Beer is silky smooth and coats the mouth with great flavors, its a pure joy to drink. Mildly sweet and hot in the front but the bourbon is amazing in this one, its bitter with coffee and roast at the end and finishes great. I really enjoyed this beer.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for sharing a bottle of this with me. Thanks Matt!

This is a really great beer, much better than I would have thought going in. The aroma reminds me a very grainy mash ton covered in bourbon and with savory notes to it. A Smooth Bourbon taste thats creamy in feel and verysavory. Oak is very nice in this. Malty sweetness definitely there, but balanced out nicely. Not hot at all, though the smell makes it seem like it will be hot. Nice beer overall.

Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,352 ratings.