Space Ghost Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Space Ghost Imperial StoutSpace Ghost Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
88.7%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 494 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Gus34 on 11-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,678
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
494
Liked:
438
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
8.6%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
127
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 494 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of Jpb123
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of itracy63
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bisco42
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheDole
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EJJ1848
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JuanAlberto
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Think all stouts are the same? Well, have you tried one with a ghost? That's what the brewers at Central Waters have done to set their imperial stout apart from the rest. Roasty, toasty, saturated sweetness is rounded and balanced with ghost chili peppers for a taste that's a good swift kick to the palate.

Space Ghost opens with an ominously dark pour and an opaque depth. As a creamy crown builds on the rim, its scent has only mild glimpses to its heat inside, but instead billows with the taste of french-press coffee, cocoa, molasses and nutty roasted grains. Its taste is even sneaky as the sweetness of black-strap molasses, caramel and toffee strike first with smooth roasted flavors trailing closely behind.

Dark-roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted pecan and burnt toast all pull from the sweetness and overtake the sugary malt influence with robust and earthen character at mid-palate. The stout's spicy warmth first resembles brandy and peppercorn with a hint of aniseed, but the pulp and flesh of the chili offers a fruity and almost tomato-like taste while its capsaicin heat builds to give the tongue a special, surprising zing.

The full-bodied beer is creamy and boldly bright. Its carbonation gives a greater heft to the beer's roast dryness and the pepper's elevated burn. Finishing with coffee and burnt sugars, the taste lingers deeply afterwards with the simmering warmth of supreme peppers. But the careful use of the chilies allows the beer to balance and burn but never becomes obnoxious or ill-placed with the spice.

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Photo of ricknelson
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of striker2160
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brent_B
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mersh
3.04/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Angerhaus
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not my thing. The balance is interesting to say the least.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Space Ghost Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.7% out of 100 with 494 ratings
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