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Peruvian Morning - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,369
Reviews: 447
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 407
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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Ratings: 1,369 | Reviews: 447
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown. A bit too dark to see through. Beige head. Film of fine bubbles. Aroma is pretty sweet. Lots of caramel and sweet chocolate. A little coffee but less than expected. some nice barrel character. Good vanilla. A little green pepper. Taste is a bit simple. Sweet caramel with some chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. A lot better than the previous version that I tried.

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3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass, vintage 2012.

Not much head while pouring on a center punch, but it does manage a very good sized collar that sticks around for quite a bit. Top isn't too filmy, but some nice looking caramel whisps and some bubbling is noticeable. Body is quite clear, almost barleywine looking with a real deep mahogany brown. Not really much lace or stickiness either.

Nose is a nice dry dark chocolate and cayenne, barleywine richness with a chewy hop. Heat is noticeable on this but tolerable, quite enjoyable nose on this beer. Strangely I don't get coffee, but certainly roast character.

On the palate this is quite wet with not that much body to it. This comes off with a unique muted raspberry wet fruit taste, with a charing malt backbone. Heat doesn't seem so big as on the nose which is nice. Chocolate sensations don't seem to come forward hinting on the nose.

Overall I really do like the taste of this brew, but it's lacking a lot of depth I think for it's style. I really do like this fruit deep red berry character I am getting on this.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter, the beer gave a generous mocha color head. The aroma was a pleasant chocolate flavor with a certain level of maltiness. The taste is absolutely fabulous. Initially it begins with a measured level of coffee maltiness. Then, it explodes into a sweet chocolate flavor that dances down the center of the tongue. It taunts other coffee stouts and dares them to try to match its flavor. The aftertaste gives a moderate level of tart chocolate that still coats the tongue with the warming alcohol still going down. I found the beer to be a little on the thin side, with an appropriate level of carbination.

A very drinkable coffee stout. I plan to do a comparison testing with Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout to determine which I like better for certain. For now, this takes 1st prize.

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, with an amber tint. Thick head disappeared immediatly. Little lacing.

S: Expresso, coffee an coffee grounds. Slight alcohol. Slight fruits, raisens maybe, or grapes. Vanilla. Wood.

T: Vanilla coffee. Super delicious. I thought this would be coffee/expresso only, but man there is a sweetness to this that is super pleasant. Coffee ice cream. Expresso, grounds on the very end.

M: Brilliant. Leaves a syrup on the tongue. Rich, and full bodied.

O: A great brew!

thanks redliner8!!!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. It's the 2012 vintage. Poured this into a stemless wine glass.

A: Pours deep, dark brown color. Not as black as other imperial coffee stouts on the market. Faint off light tan head that fades quickly and leaves only a ring around the edges. You get a few lacing trails upon swirling. Definitely seeing some alcohol feet in there.

S: Vanilla, coffee, a little oak char, and some dark chocolate. It smells really nice.

T: Lots of coffee bitterness in the tip of the tongue. Dark roast delicious coffee. In the mid mouth you get some toffee and caramel, as is common with the bourbon. Sweet vanilla notes are coming through a lot. Long finish that changes during the sip. As it warms, I started to pick up more of that chocolate that I smelled on the nose. Really nice brew.

M: Full bodied beer, but again it's thinner than most in the category.

O: A-

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4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a finger brown head. No lacing.
S: Strong smell of coffee and a metalic scent also.
T: It's a bit messy and pretty hot also. There's a lot going on, and it is all over the place. Some notes of bourbon surface.
M: Carbonated, almost like drinking a soda that's been sitting for a bit.
O: A nice, but messy coffee stout. I have 3 more and will probably let them sit on the shelf for a few months. Thanks to Mista for the chance to try it!

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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my Kuhnhenns tulip - received as an extra from Mista, thanks!

A: Pours a dark brown, the pour didn't yield much head - just a thin layer of off-white head that quickly dispersed and left a rim.

S: Chocolate, Roasted Malts, Coffee up front, a little bit of booze and perhaps some Vanilla follow.

T: Tastes as it smells - pretty rich coffee and chocolate flavor which was nice. It didnt really come up too thin like a lot of the coffee stouts do. Nice backbone, not a lot of booze which is nice, everything meshes together.

M: It actually feels a little lighter than most Imperial Stouts I feel. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O: I liked it - unfortunately I only had one, but it was a very nice coffee stout. Central Waters make some good brews, looking forward to trying more.

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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  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A special one for Review No. 440, Peruvian Morning from laymansbeerfan (thanks man!) poured into a Jackie O's tulip. 12oz bottle, Jan 2012 vintage.

A: Pours a nearly opaque brown with light showing through along the edges...light off-tan head with some spotty lacing...definitely not your typical Impy stout.

S: Interesting, and not as coffee-forward as I had assumed it would be. Espresso beans are here, as well as a light vanilla quality mixing with the oak...burnt caramel and alcohol are noticeable.

T: There are some solid roasted malt qualities here, with coffee and earthy bitterness, a bit of alcohol...caramel and spirit qualities mix with all of the flavors from the nose.

MF: Not completely robust but not thin either, medium bodied and smooth, creamy, with light alcohol notes.

O: Really enjoyable and flavorful, just not as stout-like or coffee-forward as I thought it'd be. Definitely an interesting and full-flavored beer that I'd like to try again.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Thanks to slentz for the generous extra

Pours black with little noticable head. Thin tan wisp.

Smells of mainly coffee with a little bit of roasted malt.

Flavor starts out with a strong roasted malt presence. Some earthy hops also, but the main flavor throughout is coffee.

Decent mouthfeel with good carbonation levels.

Fairly solid beer, but nothing spectacular. It's a little one note towards coffee, but still enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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