Space Ghost Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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4.07/5
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512 Ratings
Space Ghost Imperial StoutSpace Ghost Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Gus34 on 11-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,065
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
512
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 512 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of MTKATL
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qbdoo
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid imperial stout that could scale back on the chili pepper just a bit. Black color with tan head. On the nose I get dark fruit. That dark fruit does come through in the taste, with of course some roastiness and chocolate. But the pepper somewhat overwhelms the base flavors. With a more subdued chili burn, this could excellent.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotNice75
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spav
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as black as I would have wanted. Dark khaki head. Good aroma but nothing special. Flavor is very pepper forward with a burn. Not quite full body. Great value, complex beer

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Photo of Krusader
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jws7968
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark, head fades fast. Smells like cocoa/chocolate. Taste is chocolate with some intense heat from the chili peppers. This is a dangerous brew as is doesn't present as a 12%. Central Waters comes through again.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured 22oz bottle into snifter. Dark coffee brown with a dense 2 finger tan head. Fades slowly and leaves behind some spotty lacing on my glass. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee bean, earthy hops, and bakers chocolate. I can tell this will be a roasty stout and not so much of a sweet stout. On the first sip it is all about the roasted malts and bakers chocolate. Not much caramel, but a bit of earthy hops and pepper. Then it happens, the pepper hits with heat in the back of mouth and throat, leaves a slight tingle on my lips. It seems about the same level of heat as salsa with some jalapenos, but not too hot. Feel is quite smooth and sliky with a nice soft carbonation. This really is the perfect stout to sip when you are freezing cold in the dead of winter.

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Photo of cusecuse246
3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger brown colored head that faded slowly and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate, Hershey's chocolate syrup, brownie batter, chili peppers, coffee grinds, brown sugar, cocoa powder, roasted grains and peppery spices. The dark chocolate basically dominates the nose with the chili peppers as the sole accent.

Tastes like it smells with dark chocolate, chili peppers, Hershey's chocolate syrup, brownie batter, coffee grinds, brown sugar, cocoa powder, roasted grains, soy sauce, hot fudge and peppery spices. The heat and chili spice is much more pronounced and compliments the chocolate sweetness. This goes down a lot smoother than it should, was quite complex and very enjoyable for a chili infused stout.

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Photo of Cbustard
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.32/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Forgetting the adjuncts, this is a Nice stout. It could use a bit more body, but it also pours with a pretty decent head that doesn't dissipate quickly - so the feel is a combination I like. The 12% is hidden by the heat at the end. And that heat is significant. For me, the back end heat is just too much. I can't get past it - it's what the beer is supposed to be, for sure, but it's just too much for me to have really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian74
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 512 ratings