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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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Photo of CharlieMurphy
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

'12. First PM.

A: Just from the pour I'm already wearing with the recent "recall". It pour deep dark brown with prickly carbonation on a off white/light brown head. Lighter than most imperial stouts, especially on the tine which is brownish red.

S: Roast, booze, coffee, port wine, I hope this doesn't taste like wine.

T: Yeah I get the sour note, damn that's depressing. It's still quite good but totally detracts from the other, intentional flavors. Okay, to be thorough - Roast upfront intertwined with a subtle brett undertone. Bourbon is almost silent, but adds a little oil slick of thickness that compliments well.

M: Low carbonation, no hops, a little sweetness/tartness that only doesn't dry *more* significantly due to the wealth of body/viscosity/thickness. Overall drying attributed to the body/brett is pretty significant.

O: Overall, I have to stress that the brett character is thee most subtle I've ever experienced in an [brett] infected beer. I do enjoy this for what it is, but not what it's supposed to be. I love you Central Waters, sorry I had to review this beer.

Photo of pearljam118
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark brown with a tiny bit of head

S - Malty chocolate coffee

T - This reminds me a lot of KBS without as much bourbon backbone. Mostly chocolate, light on the coffee, light bourbon after taste. (Definitely some tartness here hinting at infection but CW has issued a statement saying this batch was 'off' and offered trade in's)

M - Tartness hits the tongue right away and it feels a bit like champagne in your mouth.

O - a great KBS alternative price-wise and availability but I would like to try a bottle from another batch to compare

Photo of BrokenStones
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Gushue3
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ryan for this extra/major want

A. pours dark but somewhat see through. 2 finger head foams up but comes down quickly while leaving some lacing.

S. Lots of sweet coffee bean, milk chocolate and earthy green hops. Slight nuttiness on the back of the nose, but sweet dominates.

T. Big time coffee roast from front to back. Milk chocolate sweetness comes through in the middle along with a subtle almond taste. Pretty interesting tastes and coffee dominant and a slight acidity.

M. Lots of carbonation with a lighter feel.

O. Good tasting beer that hits most of what I want in a stout. I'd like to be a little thicker and less carbonation, but solid nonetheless

Photo of monitorpop
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, bottled January 2012, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with dark brown edges, produces a half-finger of bubbly tan head, recedes quickly and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Nice roasted coffee bean aroma, dark chocolate, vanilla and fruit, smells delicious.

T- Big coffee flavor, backed up with bitter roast and bittersweet dark chocolate, some vanilla and fruit, roast is dominant, a bit acidic.

M- medium bodied, smooth feel, bitter, dry finish.

O- A really nice coffee stout, has held up really well since I first tried some in February.

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

$3.50 single from Abe's.

Light tan head, level, two fingers. Dark brown body, ruby red highlights. A little more translucent than typical imperial stouts.

Assertive and inviting deep roast coffee aroma. Then bourbon/vanilla/oak. Some dark fruits. Good complexity.

Taste starts with deep roast coffee. Shot of bourbon with nice vanilla notes, but not a big alcohol burn. Dark fruits.

Disappointingly wimpy mouthfeel for an imperial. Steals depth from the good flavors.

Well worth a try, tasty and complex. The weak body is a serious drawback though.

Photo of Hoptimus_Prime
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jethrodium
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle generously shared by popery. Thanks David. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that settles to a ring. The aroma is big roasted coffee with a decent amount of bourbon, some vanilla, and a hint of coconut. The the taste is slightly sweet with lots of roasted coffee, a bit of nuttiness, and some bourbon. The finish has more coffee with a bit of nuttiness. Very thin mouthfeel for a stout. Low carbonation. This wasn't bad, but it reminded me more of something like cuban espresso brown ale or coffee bender with some bourbon more than an imperial stout.

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Shilt
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mulder1010
2.94/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to burnheartsMKE for the bottle. Much appreciated
355 ML poured into a globe glass
2012 vintage

A-- Poured a light cola color and settled a dark brownish black color with a lot of ruby tints. No head really. Went from light brown film to a light brown collar. Aggressive swirling got a bit of head but went back to a collar pretty quick. Couple of lines of lacing and spots.

S-- Couple of other reviewers have said a lot like KBS and have to agree. Lots of coffee with slight amounts of bourbon, vanilla, toasted coconut and wood. The coffee nose is most dominant and then the barrel notes. Coffee is quite fresh and carries the nose well.

S-- Coffee, acid from the coffee, cherry infused bourbon, coconut and artificial vanilla. Changes to a dark cherry infused bourbon taste.

M-- Thin body, high carbonation for the style. Roast and coffee are apparent in the feel. No sour notes but artificial vanilla and cherry flavors as it does get sickly sweet in the mouth after the initial blast of roast and coffee. Finishes with a blast of coffee and quite dry. More like wine like feel with the tannins and fruit.

O-- Too much of an artificial sweet cherry and vanilla feel to this that brings it down. Good coffee nose and feel but the cherry infused bourbon is a bit odd and offsets the good parts of the coffee. No sour notes at all but do think this infected.

Photo of sukwonee
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Really thin, from its looks, this beer looks very carbonated. It's not see-through, but it's not completely opague either. half a finger head, good amount of lacing.

S: Smells awesome. I get some bourbon, coffee, dark fruits like... fig? I also smell some milk chocolate.

T: Coffee, followed by booziness, dark fruits, then chocolate, a bit of bourbon (not as strong as it smells). It's somewhat similar to KBS, but obviously not quite the caliber. In the middle, I also taste something acidic and sour for a split second. I am left with bitter sweetness at the end.

M: Mouthfeel is where I think this beer does not shine. Too thin, imo. Carbonation also is a bit too high. Overall, a bit to dry for the style, imo.

O: I enjoyed this but I thought this could have been much better.

Photo of rudzud
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

*2012 batch*

A - Pours a deep, oily black with nice one finger mocha head that fades to leave just enough of a blanket to cover the top of the brew. Some light side lacing is left

S - Nice aromas of vanilla and espresso beans. Very nice barrel and faint buttery bourbon notes. That oak is lending to some vanilla qualities and light sweetness. Subtle coconut too along with some subtle bourbon alcohol notes.

T - Taste is..hmm. Taste is a bit heavy on the dark fruits for my liking. The coffee, vanilla, toasty malts, and gentle bourbon is there but all seem to be overwhelmed by raisins and cherries.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation here. A bit higher/sharper than most stouts I'm used to. The alcohol is hidden nicely behind the light coffee and dark fruits.

O - Overall, I was really looking forward to this one, but the dark fruits really muddled it up for me.

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is Central Waters’ 10th Anniversary Imperial Stout infused with Peruvian coffee and aged in a bourbon barrel. Acquired this beer as an extra in a trade. Poured from 12oz bottle into a snifter glass. Pours coffee black with a thin off-white head with decent lacing that lasts throughout. Aromas of coffee and some more coffee. Reminds me of my dad’s black coffee running in the morning. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, oak, and bourbon. Low carbonation and medium bodied. Overall, a very nice and mellow beer that I wouldn’t mind having every morning in lieu of regular coffee seeing that I’m not big on coffee.

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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