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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,287
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 403
Gots: 323 | 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 AaronBurr


4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-12-2012 01:25:51 | More by AaronBurr
Photo of harrymel


3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled Jan, 2012
Reviewed 10MAR12
Pours a dark brown with a little cap and ring of latte foam. Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, graham, cocoa, sweet malts - great nose. The coffee is a little more pronounced this time. Flavor has a little heat on it with a hint of metallic tone; alongside are oak, bourbon, alcohol, coffee, dark chocolate and some burnt toast flavors. full, velevety body with moderate carb and a wet finish, long finish. Really a pleasant beer. I think the flavor is a little sharp, but it seems there is difficulty in balancing the bourbon with the coffee for them. The nose is certainly tremedous, the flavor is the primary downfall. 3/4.5/3.5/4.5/4

bottled: Jan, 2011
Reviewed 04MAY11
A: Pours a dark brown, but once in the glass, opaque black. Single finger mocha head falls nearly immediately leaving a thin sheet of the same. No lacing.
S: Vanilla is the first thing I notice. Followed closely by coffee, bourbon (when you smell it, you know it), wood, sweet malt. No distinguishable hops. Some graham, cocoa, beautiful toasty tones. Very complex nose.
T:The coffee wins. Lots of coffee, lots of bourbon, lots of coffee, lots of bourbon. Did I mention the coffee and bourbon? So, otherwise, a little bit of licorice, a little bit of an alcoholic fire, nothing like BCS, but there nonetheless. Hints of raisin as well.
M: Much lighter in body than I had anticipated. Low carbonation. No resonance on the finish for me.
O: I'm almost on the fence with this. It's good. I'd love to cellar a couple of these. Man, I like it, I don't love it, but I like it. My ratings are all over for this one. It's so perplexing - like a hot step-sister. 3/5/4/2/4-3.93

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 15:30:16 | More by harrymel
Photo of suspect

New York

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Thanks to bpolglaze for the hook up.

A: Pours a deep dark color, almost black but with hints of brown around the edges. Aggressive pour leads to a 1.5 finger mocha-foam colored head that lingers forever. Lacing is thick and plentiful.

S: Like a cup of cold coffee with a shot of espresso and cocoa. What a wonderful blend of chocolate malt, toasted malt, molasses, coffee and coffee.

T: Coffee flavor is definitely first and last and in the middle but there are plenty of other flavors going on as well like the cocoa and toasted malts but it's the coffee that takes center stage. Not as well balanced as an FBS but not many are.

M: Creamy, big bodied feel. The bitterness of the coffee makes me pucker.

O: This is a big boy coffee stout. It has a ton flavors milling about - the nose is excellent yet the flavor leaves just a little something to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 02:49:22 | More by suspect
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a recent trade but can't remember who sent it, thanks! Dark black, standard stout appearance. Smells like coffee, rich stout, malts, good. Flavor was a little booze a lot of coffee, very rich and full flavored. Much better than the Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout I had in the same sitting. I'd love to get another bottle of this at some point, good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 19:21:24 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of SalukiAlum


3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-10-2012 19:05:52 | More by SalukiAlum
Photo of spicoli00


4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Agreed it needs a little more carbonation to improve mouthfeel. Otherwise, enjoy this beer for its flavors. The vanilla is the main player up front with a nice barrel age on the back. I need to get to this brewery. I said a bang, bang, banggity, bang, I said a bang bang banggity banggity bang

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 03:21:37 | More by spicoli00
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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle(d) in January into a tulip.

A- Pours a clear dark brown with a finger or so of creamy mocha colored head that sticks around for a bit. Nice lacing. Still looks a bit light for a stout.

S- Roasted coffee, chocolate, boozy barrel notes, vanilla, burnt/roasted malt notes, marshmallow?.

T- Roasty flavors up front - dark chocolate and coffee followed by a big mix of toasty vanilla/cream and boozy bourbon. Really good here.

M- Surprisingly thin and watery. Carbonation is average, but the thin feel almost gives the bourbon finish a cheap, watered down feel.

O- I've had this once before, but it was about 6 months old at the time and I felt like it could be better if I got it fresher. This is a damn fine barrel-stout, but falls a bit short of top-tier for me due to the watery feel.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 02:29:51 | More by stxSS07
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a bottle as a surprise in a trade.

I opened this not realizing it was barrel aged, let alone bourbon barrel aged, so I was pretty bummed out when there was no head. I smelled it, liked the strong dark roasty coffee smell and thought, hey, there's some booziness up in there. Then I tasted it and thought "what the hell?" Had I known this was bourbon barrel aged, I probably would've held onto it a bit until I got my hands on some Solstice and BB Stout from them and had them all side by side. But damn, I really like this beer.

Smell is kind of muted all things considered, but it might just be my super cold fridge. I still think the appearance is a letdown, would love to see some head on there. I've typed this whole thing up and am still tasting bourbon and coffee and goodness.

More please.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 23:52:36 | More by myspoonistoobig
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-09-2012 03:53:55 | More by eawolff99
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-09-2012 00:59:40 | More by GuisseppeFranco
Photo of Steasy66


3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Jet black, no head at all
S Coffee coffee and more coffee
T A bit of malt, but basically all coffee
M Completely flat, could be a bit thicker
O This beer just isn't my style, its all coffee and lacks ballance in my opinion. If you like a coffee stout that is very coffee forward you would probably like this, but its not for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 06:11:02 | More by Steasy66
Photo of psychotia


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-08-2012 02:17:57 | More by psychotia
Photo of fdkayti


4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep, dark brown with a mini tan head that recedes quickly and leaves small, sticky spots of lacing. Very noice and unassuming.

S- Big, bold chocolate and coffee notes dominate the nose. A nice roastiness compliments a certain sweetness perfectly.

T- Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and booze are melded perfectly together. The bourbon character is there but is not overwhelming, leaving the coffee and chocolate free to share the limelight. Mild woody (hah!) notes finish things up.

MF- A little thinner than I was anticipating, but still manages to provide a lovely creaminess. Carbonation is low. Leaves you with a nice warmth; drinks right at 8.5, I'd say.

O/D- This is nicely balanced in my opinion, and a wonderful start to porch beer season. Highly recommended. Thanks to duff27 for picking this up for me when I couldn't make the trip, you da best.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 23:52:13 | More by fdkayti
Photo of CWhite


4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-07-2012 19:06:36 | More by CWhite
Photo of mtrog313


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-05-2012 01:56:42 | More by mtrog313
Photo of KarlHungus


5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours an opaque dark brown color. The head is a half inch of tan foam that recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is very nice balance of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and graham cracker. Very mouthwatering. I could smell this beer all day long. The taste is similar to the aroma in that there is a lot of complexity with many different parts intermingling with each other. The malty chocolate and vanilla flavors come through first with a creamy coffee presence in the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with appropriately low carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is a very well crafted beer. A great beer in fact. I would drink this beer daily if it were available for me to do so.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 00:14:25 | More by KarlHungus
Photo of TATURBO


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-03-2012 20:02:53 | More by TATURBO
Photo of mconz


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-03-2012 18:05:20 | More by mconz
Photo of MattyG85


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

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice glass.
Label says bottled in January.

Appearance: Pours very dark and black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Decent one finger tan head that fades into a thin patchy layer. Decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Big bourbon aroma upfront with some vanilla, oak, wood, and lots of coffee. Also some chocolate dark malts, smoke, and a noticeable whiff of dark fruit cherries. Definitely some sour elements here. A nicely complex and robust smelling stout.

Taste: A big taste of the barrel aging mixed with coffee beans. Notes of bourbon, lots of vanilla, some oak and wood. Lots of coffee and a nice background of dark malts with some chocolate and caramel. Also some hints of dark cherries in the background. Sweet and somewhat syrupy with the strong vanilla presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat sticky. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very good take on a coffee forward barrel aged stout. The barrel elements mix in very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 07:05:08 | More by MattyG85
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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Founders snifter. Thanks Mista.

A - Dark brown, thick head. Actually doesn't look at all as great as I'd expect from the style. Maybe average.

S - Strong yet smooth coffee with a little bit of sweetness, maybe from the malts. Very nice but one dimensional.

T - Coffee, sweetness, dark malts, coffee, slight falling off and then more nice coffee. Some dryness comes out at the finish. Vanilla lingers far in the background of the after-flavor. Enough complexity to keep the mind in check yet still drinkable. I don't get any of the 8.5%.

M - Medium at best, could be better for the style.

O - I'm not sure if I think it really fits well into the style. However, it is a very good beer. The coffee is very present but great. The barrel really adds to the finish. The problems I have lie in the appearance and overall body of the beer. I'd actually feel that this really just pushes the brink of a Stout and doesn't really qualify as a Double Stout. That said, I'd buy this if it were available locally. No question.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 03:56:09 | More by claaark13
Photo of sgoro


3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-03-2012 03:14:50 | More by sgoro
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2.29/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 1.75

This is an amazing beer! Coffee smell and taste is awesome. I would say its a close sister to BCS coffee.. and we all know how grrrreat BCS is. This can only get better with age. Perfect blend of coffe and love.

Poured in an 8 oz snifter

Velvet feel on the tongue and then the coffee just blends in beautifully. Best served room temp.

***Update ***
Had a new bottle April 2nd 2013 and it was amazing ! I Brought a bottle to a beer share April 6th 2013 and it was infected I hope this isn't "deja vu" all over again! I had to return a case of infected PM last year.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 22:08:56 | More by BeerMeFitz
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-02-2012 08:55:15 | More by Nitrogenx
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3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter (2012 vintage)

A: Pours a very dark brown to black with a beige one finger head that quickly dissipates into a ring that borders the glass. No visible lacing.

S: Wonderful smell of espresso, vanilla, and bourbon with underpinings of roasted malt.

T: Vanilla and bourbon upfront, smooth short transition into roasted malt that flows into a espresso finish.

M: Light medium body that disappears fairly quickly, especially for a barrel aged stout. An enjoyable level of heat from the alcohol. Perfect carbonation.

O: A very enjoyable offering from CW. They have nailed alsmost everything except the body and a bit more flavor. As with other CW Stouts, including Satin Solstice and Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout, this stout needs a bit more backbone to push it from the very good to great.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 06:27:08 | More by chanokokoro
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-02-2012 01:56:11 | More by 2dogbrew
Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,287 ratings.