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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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1,288 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,288
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 404
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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Evan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2012 00:04:52 | More by Evan
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gpawned

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-28-2012 16:49:09 | More by gpawned
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-27-2012 10:41:14 | More by baybum
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DreaminBeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

06-26-2012 17:11:02 | More by DreaminBeer
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-25-2012 17:19:51 | More by FreshmanPour77
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theholdsteady

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-25-2012 02:01:50 | More by theholdsteady
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2012 14:14:23 | More by fo1ksguitar
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2012 20:25:15 | More by beergorrilla
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Pours an opague black with tremendous heading and lacing. Rings are in full effect after every sip and looks very alive and inviting.

Nose presents some decent coffee notes,as well as some oak and bourbon,nothing really jumping out at me.

Mocha mix right off that bat but dumbed down by a good amount of bourbon, nice cherry and vanilla oak is in, can't really get over the fruitier mix to this one. Very odd but good.

Decent mouthfeel , Full bodied ,good carbonation but I am thinking it is a little bit too thin.

Ah ok but nothing out of the ballpark. I was looking for a little bit heavier of a coffee beer but was somewhat let down.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 20:22:44 | More by TheFightfan1
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

A deep and dark brown, nearly black bodied beer with a one finger cream colored head. Retention is good and the lacing is particularly creamy looking and attractive. The aroma blends fresh roast coffee, Bourbon, vanilla, and oak notes beautifully; each one is easily discerned.

I found the flavor to be slightly less appealing than the nose; this beer is dominated by bourbon, and for me I found it overpowered the coffee too much. It's still in there, as well as the vanilla and oak notes, but the in your face boozy bourbon flavor is what ill remember most about this beer. A bit more bitter black coffee and sweeter toffee notes emerge in the finish and particularly the longer this beer sits.

I found the mouthfeel to be a little bit thinner and more carbonated than I'd hoped, lacking both girth and smoothness.

It probably sounds like I'm bashing this beer, but I'm really not. Its quite good overall but it fell a smidge short of my expectations, I guess. Just wish it had a bit more body, smoother carbonation, and a little less untamed booziness. Glad I got to
try it for sure; I would recommend this highly to fans of Bourbon-forward beer.

EDIT: just need to add kudos to Central Waters for putting their various barrel aged beers in 12oz bottles. I can actually drink an entire bourbon barrel stout when I'm on my own without getting ridiculously drunk and still have a bit of leeway. I cant say the same about Bramble or BCBCS, both of which I drank solo and felt the worse for wear.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 04:01:00 | More by tobelerone
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-17-2012 00:43:49 | More by HoistinBrews
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-15-2012 20:00:09 | More by soccerfancooch
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SummitVA

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-13-2012 01:39:32 | More by SummitVA
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

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

Really nice stout. Opened a 2012 Peruvian Morning on 12 June 2012. Maybe a bit too much coffee for me, but for those who are coffee lovers, this one is a nice beer....Peruvian morning..coffee, not too hard to get the link. Anyway, beer pours a bit lighter than I thought, but is a nice dark brown with a nice thin mocha head. Nice coffee roast on the nose as with the taste. Nice smooth mouthfeel, not flat, has some carbonation and a nice finish!
Overall, nothing bad to say about this beer at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 23:44:15 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-10-2012 00:49:41 | More by bhir
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CPditka

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-09-2012 03:41:43 | More by CPditka
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ok, I’m giving it a whirl. This could be a great first Central Waters experience, or a bad one. I now announce this review...

2012 Peruvian Morning

Pouring it into a small EKU snifter, it’s black in color with a finger plus of khaki head. Pretty light-colored foam for the darkness of the beer.

Rich mocha aroma with hunky vanilla from the bourbon barrel. Dark chocolate, spiked coffee, whiskey, and oak. There’s a lovely sweet booze coming through, as well. A great addition to the other usual suspects.

I think I got (mostly) lucky! Lovely bourbon with a sprite woody character. The vanilla is much lighter than in the nose. Coffee and a less bold chocolate flavor. There is a faint seemingly out-of-place acetone-like off-flavor that mostly just manifests itself as a tannic bitterness (not sure if I’m overthinking here, but what I’ve described is there). It is this mouth-drying character that really cuts back on a lot of lingering sweetness in the finish.

Very thin-bodied for the style. With the mouthfeel suffering this badly, I have to say that the infection is here. Well-carbonated and the alcohol is very well-hidden, as well.

This can’t be that far off from the real Peruvian Morning. It tastes like a well-crafted barrel-aged stout, like a KBS Lite. The nose is exceptional. The body, well, is a little half-assed. I want to give this another try, and wouldn’t mind doing it with another of the same vintage. Still a plus beer. Excited to try two other barrel-aged Central Waters offerings that I own.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 04:40:47 | More by thecheapies
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-04-2012 18:02:36 | More by josephwa
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-04-2012 01:39:56 | More by klipper
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leodarko

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-02-2012 20:05:22 | More by leodarko
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle provided by SliverX in a recent trade. Cheers for all the brews man!

From a bottle into a snifter
Vintage: 2012

APPEARANCE: A light brown, transparent pour produces a one finger, thin looking, loose, fizzy, cream white colored head with horrible retention. Head quickly fizzes down to a half wisp and ring. Bistre brown body with no carbonation evident. A light ring remains but leaves no real lacing. A very light and thin pour with a loose, fizzy, cola-like head. Poor showing.

SMELL: Roasted and sweet caramel malt, oak, sweet ceam and vanilla in there. Coffee and espress are definitely on board with a touch of bourbon as well. This is a coffee stout first and a barrel aged stout second. Not bad, but not really as balaced as I'd hoped.

TASTE: Roasted malts, lots of caramel sweetness and some bourbon barrel up front. Bourbon, oak and sweet creamy vanilla move in through the middle and into the swallow. Barrel, dark cherries and coffee bitterness in the bold but dry aftertaste. A lot more caramel, toffee, vanilla and dark cherry sweetness than coffee actually. Tasty enough, but doesn't exactly match the nose very well.

PALATE: Light body, medium carbonation and quite airy on the palate. Goes down alright and finishes pretty sticky. Not big and thick enough; definitely too light for the style.

OVERALL: The look and feel were basically like coke, which was a huge disappointment. The nose and flavor were alright, but not quite as balanced as I'd hoped. Too sweet in the flavor profile without the necessary coffee bitterness to support it. The barrel could have been more prevalent after the swallow as well. In the end, this one just didn't measure up. Glad to have tried this one, so cheers again SliverX.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 20:19:34 | More by Jeffo
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Heatwave33 for the 2012 bottle! Im just coming off Hunahpu, so yea.

The body is damn well pitch black with an off white head. Head consists of a few big bubbles suspended in tight bubbles. nice lacing.

I was expecting a coffee stout, but nope. I mean theres a bit of coffee bitterness to balance out a nice oat ridden stout. Lighter body. Strong notes of powdered milk chocolate as well. maybe that bitterness I get is from dark chocolate.

Very light body and sweet. I get only a hint of coffee, but everything is just too light. I like the underlying semi-sweet cherries and other dark fruits. It almost feels like a super light quad with coffee added. Odd I know, but it kinda works somehow. The coffee I get is like an afterthought, comes in late, and over roasted and bitter. I get the dark chocolate from the smell, but its like that just adds to the mire.

Theres so much going on, it melds together a bit. i would love to see a bit more balance and more coffee flavor. its sweet and bitter, which isnt really what I expected. I like how those flavors feel and finish, but the taste could use some work.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 23:26:17 | More by VncentLIFE
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-29-2012 03:00:16 | More by iL0VEbeer
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-27-2012 23:37:47 | More by thebigredone
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Duffman929

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from '12

A: Deep brown color with a thin white head. Came off as thin

S: Aroma was of coffee and malt. Nothing overwhelming to the nose. Did not have any infected/sour nature to it. Blend was quite pleasant.

T: Coffee flavor was there, but wasn't potent. Had a bitter nature to it, but wasn't quite as good as how it smelled.

M: Not much carbonation, felt a bit thin on the body. Still better than average feel, but not in the top level.

O: Enjoyable, but nothing that is considered top notch. Had this bottle with the bourbon barrel and this wasn't nearly as good.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 04:11:33 | More by Duffman929
Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.