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Satin Solitude | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
1,035 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A liplickingly creamy stout prized for its drinkability, Satin Solitude is crafted with a mix of specialty malts, from caramel to chocolate to roasted barley, to achieve its deep dark appearance and satin-smooth finish. Best enjoyed by a crackling fire on a long winter's night.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,414
Reviews:
425
Ratings:
1,035
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
129
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,035 |  Reviews: 425
Photo of TheGent
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a single-serve into a tulip

Pours a nearly-opaque brown/black with little head but good lacing. Pours thin for the style.

The aroma is the best attribute of this one. Bitter coffee, lactose, and light char/smoke. Hints of ... coconut?

The flavor follows the nose but sweeter. Straddles the line between milk and imperial stouts, with a prominent lactose note, although there is plenty of espresso and chocolate as well. Sweet for the style.

The mouthfeel is thin for the style--medium at best. Could use just a bit more carbonation or "something" to help the finish and cut through the sweetness.

A decent brew, but one that seems like it is trying to be both a milk/cream stout and an imperial stout and, as a result, doesn't quite get there in either regard.

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Photo of MercInc
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found it to be a bit thin. Did not pass my flash light test. (500 lumen Surefire, shined through one side of a pint glass. if the light is visible , its not a very "stout"... "stout".) Light was VERY visible. Still a good brew.

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Photo of KegLegs
4.76/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

this beer is the next level up from Deschutes Obsidian Stout, and I can drink that while eating a lemon bar

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Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Danmullens1
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cardfan212
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic pint.

Look - Dark black body with a tall strong brown head. A rightfully imperial looking beer.

Smell - Dark chocolate, toasted marshmallows, ground coffee beans but not brewed coffee. Definitely smells dark.

Taste - Smell translates pretty much one to one on the tongue. Simple and tasty.

Feel - Very smooth, thick body with calm carbonation. An easy sipper.

Overall - It's a good beer. Nothing groundbreaking or innovative, just a well made stout.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
pours a jet black body with near perfect tan head
aroma is like Guinness export used to be when it was bottle conditioned and good quality
flavour is quite similar slightly sweet,woody, dry with a taste of candy stick cigarettes

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Photo of Balth
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NodakEric
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chitoryu12
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown with a short, creamy tan head.

Smell: Toasted, semi-sweet chocolate malt.

Taste: Roasted bitterness with a subtle sweet malt undercurrent. Roast coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness, though not as thick as it should be.

Overall: Not bad, but a bit lacking in complexity for an imperial stout.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has sweet malts, some spicy notes like gingerbread and rye bread crust. Taste follows, sweet at first, malty, more bitter on the finish but not very roasty, more like a hop bitterness. Medium body, feels really soft on the palate. Overall it's a really well made but quite simple stout.

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Photo of Half-full
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrummerJake57
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So good. Creamy mouth feel. Great taste. Nice abv. Central waters nailed this. I'll be looking into their other brews.

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Photo of pkkosmatka
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found on bottle or label.
Deep brown colored body. Two finger tan head settles to creamy and bubbly cap. Sparse lacing, almost all of the foam from the head settles back into the beer.
Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and sweeter caramel.
Very smooth taste of chocolate malt, with a very mild bitterness at the end.
Thin but somewhat creamy mouth feel.
Somewhat simple but what is there is very good. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of smbslt
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

An imperial stout by name but clocking in at 7.5 abv barely made it tall enough to go on the ride.
Vigorously poured into the Spiegelau generated a dense, tan head atop the mink brown beer.
Semi-sweet chocolate aroma with a touch of burnt sugar.
Muted flavors trying to be coaxed with warming offered only basic sweet/roasted sensation with a slightly bitter finish.
Carbonation added a roughness that exacerbated the wateriness

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Photo of tp1962
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dkoehler42
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This Brew pours a dark brown color with barely any visible light passing through. A white head lingers several minutes before disappearing. The smell is enticing, and the malt is right up front. Unfortunately the taste is not as pronounced as I'd like, and the mouthfeel is also just off. I'd probably drink this again, and I'm impressed by a brewery I'd never heard of before.

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Satin Solitude from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,035 ratings