Space Ghost Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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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

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Ranking:
#2,873
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
507
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 507 |  Reviews: 92
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 ZEB89
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 tge 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

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks goes out to sembo for this brew.

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a tulip a very nice dark brown color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger light tan head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, slight vanilla, slight peppers/spice, dark fruit. The taste is malty, pretty nice touch of chocolate/toffee, vanilla, peppers, dark fruit. Full Body, ABV hidden very very nicely, never thought this was a 12% brew. nice little spicy finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, nice touch with the peppers. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Eric!

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Photo of zkoehn
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cosmicevan
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one that I walk by in stores constantly but never pick up. This one came my way as a trade extra or maybe it was a BIF or something? None-the-less, trying it now.

Classic stout looks. I catch the pepper on the nose along with chocolate and other typical stout notes. First sip shows that the brew is pretty thin and the heat comes through in a big way. Decent stout, but big heat from peppers...not the ABV. A bit more than what I like w peppers...but that was to be expected. Not really my bag, but not a bad beer.

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Photo of majorbase2
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown, nearly black color with a thick, chocolatey brown head. Recedes quickly, leaving a small ring of lacing around the edge.

Aroma of roasted malts and booze. Dark chocolate and dark roast coffee beans, not not much chili pepper from the description.

Roasted malt flavors of chocolate and coffee are still present here, but the chili peppers now make themselves known pretty fiercely, with a strong bite on the finish. For 12%, alcohol is fairly subtle. Roasted malts intensify as it warms, really creating a great first impression once the liquid hits the tongue. But I can't get over the burn from the peppers that lingers on the back of the throat. It's not heat from the peppers, its just a burn. A bit too much. It's a very complex palate here that can easily confuse the taste buds between the high alcohol, roasted malts, and strong peppers.

Medium-heavy body, low carbonation. Would be easy to drink despite it's very high ABV, but the chili peppers limit it to a long-haul sipper.

Overall, this is a beer that has a great start and some great promise but just doesn't quite deliver. Reading some of the reviews, this one seems a bit polarizing. I think the taste is great until you hit the slightly overdone notes of chili peppers that just coat the esophagus. Good beer, but not great. Probably won't have again.

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Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 507 ratings