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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Gus34 on 11-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
491
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
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66
Gots:
125
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21
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of T_Hass
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Crackblind
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an extremely reasonably priced growler into a tulip glass.

Color is dark brown with some reddish around the edges. No head nor any lacing. Nice roasted malt with some coffee on the nose. I did know about the chili when I bought it so I was surprised by the spiciness. Flavor is strong in roast, with a mix of chocolate and coffee but not enough to consider it mocha. The chili flavor sneaks in the aftertaste - somewhat reminiscent of Mexican chocolate though without the sweetness. And except for the fact that I was knocked for a loop after two glasses, the alcohol is not that noticeable (which can be kind of dangerous, though the chili does make it a sipper so there's that).

Highly recommended stout, even if you're not a chili person. Without the added flavor, it is an immensely drinkable, creamy Imperial. The chili adds an very nice, and somewhat unexpected, complexity without overwhelming the beer.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this stout.......was scared that the ghost chiles would make this undrinkable. Typical imperial stout appearance with about a finger of light brown head. Lots of chocolate and roast in the nose.....only get a faint note of the chiles. The chiles, however, take center stage in taste. Lots of bitter chocolate, burnt sugar, and roast up front.....followed by a fair amount of heat on the back end. The heat does get more intense as it warms, but never becomes intolerable. Great use of a pepper adjunct in a stout.....

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to (elkhunter?) for sending this out, always a big fan of anything Central Waters.

Pours black, looks much like many of their stouts, this one might be even darker, brown head 2/3". Aroma of roast and really not much else, the spice aspect is missing here.

Taste, nice roasty stout, hides alcohol well. The chili heat is perceptible but far from over the top. Good smoothness to it, good mouth feel, carbonation right on point as always for these guys. The chili continues to have a warming effect, slowly but surely, but never "hot". Chocolate malt notes, unsweetened. Its good but I feel like some barrel aging would bring this into a more complex and better variety of tastes.

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Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bomber bottle

very dark brew, near black, slight mocha cap, leaves some fine lacing behind on the glass.

dark chocolate malts and a hint of roasted chili on the nose

More dark chocolate and black coffee notes on the palate...chili still moderate (at least by my standards...but chili pepper levels are very individual) but warmng the back of the mouth and throat nicely.

If you like a moderatly chili peppered rich and flavorful stout, this one will not let you down....nice job here by Central Waters.

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Photo of eifster82
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is dark brown-black with a good bit of foam upon pour. Smell is also solid with typical imperial stout and mild peppers coming out. But taste is where things start going south. There is so much pepper that I barely notice anything else, and the feel after it warms just burns. I like hot beers and all, but this has an unpleasant feel when warmed.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Inky black obsidian pour, with a mocha-cinnamon colored head of 1/2 finger.

I'm getting cocoa and coffee in the nose, but very little in the way of peppers. Strong roast malts with agitation.

Quite a bit of chocolate in this one, with roast malts and a touch of coffee. I wasn't tasting the peppers but now I see where they are...they're at the back of my throat, burning my esophagus!! If it's left on the tongue it starts to tingle.

Very thick, very creamy, just super present on the palate, invading like a black cloud. The burn is also apparent as noted earlier, burning the back of the throat and the apple.

Overall, Space Ghost is a classy beer. For sure one of the better stouts from Central Waters. The burn is a bit much for me, so I probably won't be buying it again. I would however recommend it!

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Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevhook
2.15/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Did I get a bad bottle? I bought two based on the reasonable price and reputation of the brewery. Most chili infused beers are very subtle. Not this one. There is a decent stout in there somewhere, but unfortunately, it is completely obliterated by a very chemical tasting and overpowering heat that burns the back of the throat. I eat spicy food every day so I am used to it. It was very off. I am keeping the other to see if it mellows out a bit over time but this was truly undrinkable. Drano on this bottle.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Beer Wednesday, Central Waters Space Ghost, 12% ABV. Pours thick and black, with a small brown head, left light lacing. Nose is malt, peppers, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is roast malt, slight chocolate, some coffee bitterness, something sweet, with a pepper close. Not terribly spicy, not as spicy as Rouge Sriracha. Good mouthfeel, overall Excellent.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Ginger Man.

It's good and I probably could have finished it if I tried, but 12oz is too much for how hot this beer is. Definitely the hottest stout I've tried.

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Photo of kinggimp
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateMac13
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jpb123
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 491 ratings.
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