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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,332
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 406
Gots: 313 | 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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Photo of Rutager
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2012 bottle courtesy of the generous Steasy66!

Appearance. Pours a deep cola brown with just a skim of tan head.

Smell. Kalua and some dark malts. Smells really nice.

Taste. Quite sour, dark coffee and some dark malts. Nothing unpleasant, but the sour is strange.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Well, as I was warned it might be, this bottle is indeed infected. It's actually not bad tasting, but the sour and coffee don't really work well together. Still smells great.

Rutager, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Beeradelphia, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of elcrawl
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

elcrawl, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of bryang002
4/5  rDev -3.4%

bryang002, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Gobzilla
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark as night black in color with a nice dark brown finger worth of head that left some good frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: nice aroma on the first sniff consisting of nice coffee bean notes, plenty of chocolate, bourbon is noticeable, with some molasses, hints of toffee, a little oaky character, maybe a hint of vanilla but a little maple undertones.

T: the coffee bean character was also huge in the flavor with lots of sweet dark chocolate, some molasses, vanilla accents, a little maple coming through with a some booze heat that was well balance and of course that bourbon flavor that really brought out some complexity.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, coffee, chocolatey, bourbon oaky boozy, and silky finish.

O: definitely a damn good beer and was really excited to try this one. good lookin out beezler for bringing this one down playa.

Gobzilla, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a very nice looking deep black color, there was a nice thin head on top until the first sip killed it off. The lacing is very subtle. The smell of the beer gives off some wood aged bourbon-like aromas. I also pick up some fruit in there and vanilla. The taste of the beer gives off more barrel flavors some subtle coffee and chocolate and hints of vanilla in there too. It's also sweet. The mouthfeel is a bit heavy on the carbonation and thin feeling. Overall it's still a really nice beer to say the least. It's worth trying if you come across it.

Knapp85, Oct 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

ejimhof, Oct 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

marine1975, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

raymo55, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Schlais, Sep 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BigCatJP, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

eorwar, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ColdPoncho
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

ColdPoncho, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of schneid
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

schneid, Sep 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ChanChan, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: bottle from [I think] Capone's, Norristown, PA

Had this back to back with an Atwater Block VJ Black, and don't kill me, but I definitely liked the latter better. PM poured a dark brown-black with a small wispy beige head, minimal retention and lacing. Nose is heavy with woody oak, roasty dark malts, coffee. Lots of roast in the taste, dark malts, coffee, bakers' chocolate, oak, burnt oatmeal raisin cookie. Didn't pick up very much bourbon at all here, maybe just trace amounts. Still a tasty beer overall. Medium-heavy body, fairly smooth for the most part, but just on the border of being too roasty/burnt.

Rifugium, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Localdrinklax, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ystazi, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

brealbg, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Auror, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peruvian Morning (2011), pours a black color with a lacy small tan head. There is a roasted coffee aroma, that is creamy and has some vanilla hints. There is a strong creamy coffee flavor, that is a little heavy with alcohol. Good full flavor, warm on the palette. Overall another good black beer from Central Waters, diffidently worth a try. The creamy coffee flavors make it unique and very enjoyable.

vette2006c5r, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

hilgart1, Aug 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

oldp0rt, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Mark000, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle thanks to Chase2634. Shared with Brian (Auror). Poured into Founders snifter. Bottled in January.

A- Pours a very dark brown almost black, very thin mocha head that quickly recedes leaving almost no head, nice lacing.

S- Espresso, bourbon, oak/vanilla, a little bit of molasses, dark chocolate, some light roasted malts.

T- Dark chocolate, bourbon, some espresso, light oak, finishes with some light sweet bourbon and a dark chocolate/espresso aftertaste. Bourbon isn't too heavy. Nice balance between the bourbon, coffee, and chocolate.

M- Very smooth, drinkable, fairly light for a BB stout, not too much carbonation, some very light alcoholic burn.

O- I really enjoyed this stout. The coffee flavor held up very well even though it was brewed in January (8 months ago). All the flavors were very well balanced- there was a nice bourbon quality which didn't dominate the beer too much and was balanced with nice chocolate/espresso qualities. I would definitely like to try this beer again, maybe a little bit fresher next time.

jaasen64, Aug 17, 2012
Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,332 ratings.