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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 408
Gots: 303 | FT: 21
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: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. 2013 vintage.

Appearance: Pours black with a very thin light brown head dissipating immediately into lacing.

Smell: Coffee up front. In fact, the nose is mostly coffee. Roasted notes, dark chocolate in there as well. Bourbon is...essentially absent. There's some vanilla, oak, a tiny hint of bourbon. Quite tiny. Ultimately, the aroma is very coffee forward, and quite good (as I love me some coffee), but I can't help but wonder where the bourbon is.

Taste: There's the bourbon! It's still subtle, and the coffee is still definitely the dominant flavor, but the bourbon is there. Chocolate and vanilla with some oak are in there as well. I think of the flavor profile as a poor man's KBS (and I mean that as a complement) - similar flavors, but less developed and less balanced, with the coffee taking over and the bourbon overshadowed.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little too much carbonation for my taste. Comes off feeling a bit light for the style, which is amplified by the prickly carbonation.

Overall: KBS-lite? It's a great beer with a great coffee presence, but could use more bourbon and more body to really take it over the edge.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had this one from the bottle a few times and on tap once over the past couple weeks.

Pours dark but maybe a bit thinner than your typical ba stout. Head a bit lighter than would be expected.

Smell is amazing. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Some nice bitterness to level it all out.

Taste is phenomenal. Perfect balance of the above. Most ba stouts are "one and done" but i could potentially crack another. Some alcoholic bite, which I actually enjoyed.

Some may knock that this one is "only" 8% but I don't think it's necessarily a badge of honor to cram as much abv into a ba stout as possible. This still packs a punch w/o putting you to bed.

Top notch ba stout. Although many times the motor oil-thick stout is very appealing, I like that this one is a little more easy drinking but still packs a ton of flavor. Makes me not feel the need to chase any kbs down (although now I want to track a couple fresh ones down and do a side by side).

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Kuhnhenn goblet. This is the 2012 version, purchased almost a year ago.

A - Pours pitch black without much head at all despite an aggressive pour. A thin off-white halo circles the surface and leaves behind some lacing. It looks a little bit flat, but hopefully the looks are deceiving.

S - Smells of cocoa, bourbon, and a compelxity of dark fruits. Dates, raisin, and blackberry all come through giving this a Dubbel-like character. There is also a bitter roasty coffee aroma that melds the whole thing together.

T - Starts a little bit tart with some wine-like tannins. Chocolate, cherry, and vinegar contribute to a sweet, yet lactic flavor. Coffee on the finish along with tart pear. The sour flavors overwhelm the intended coffee, chocolate, and bourbon flavors. It may not be what the brewer intended but it's not half bad. An interesting blend of flavors from multiple styles.

M - Medium bodied and very lightly carbonated.

O - It was immediately apparent that this was not your typical stout. Tart, lactic flavors dominate giving this a unique blend of sour and roasty coffee. I drank about half before I did a little research and noticed that this batch had some unintended flavors. The brewery recognized the problem and established a voluntary recall, but I'll hold on to my other bottle. It isn't everyday you get to try a sour, barrel aged stout. I will seek out another batch to try the real thing, but this was interesting enough to not disappoint.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic offering from Central Waters. Tops last year's in every way. Pours thick and slick w a sandy one-finger head that retains well. Aroma is redolent w coffee and bourbon, hints of baker's chocolate and vanilla as well. Taste follows the nose almost perfectly, vanilla less present. Silky and creamy on the palate, boozy in a pleasantly warming way.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark motor oil color with almost no head. not carbonating and looks somewhat flat.

S: Lots of bourbon aroma. It also has some vanilla and fig/dark cherry/sweet fruit aroma.

T: the coffee is mellow and not over powering (very nice), hints of cocoa, vanilla, raisin, plum, dark berries. It also has a very upfront oak bourbon taste. It's sweet, yet slightly bitter. The oak bourbon barrel and coffee blend well together to create a nice smokey flavor.

M: large body and creamy and tangy. Slightly boozy but well balance of sweetness mixed in with a slight bitterness

O: great morning beer verdict A

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Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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