Satin Solitude Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Satin Solitude Imperial StoutSatin Solitude Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,002
Reviews:
411
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
122
For Trade:
5
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of nsarver2322
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Dragon14Breath
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My co worker gave me as a gifted and whoa what a gift it was

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Photo of deadbody
4.94/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark black, very little carbonation, no real head, and a minimal amount of lacing.

Taste is OMGmazing. Coffee and chocolate deep with a bit of a alcohol bite. Smooth thick mouthfeel, almost like you are taking a bite of a great cake. Smell is strong with a bit of alcohol warmth. Would drink again in a heartbeat. Bought as a single, and next trip to the liquor store I will likely be picking up a 6 pack.

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4.88/5  rDev +26.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBlaire
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kickapoodude
4.77/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Satin is a perfect description of the way this beer feels on the pallet...not light, but satin. It pours deep black with a waining head. Coffee and vanilla are the most distinguished flavors. Great ice cold of room temp. This is one of my favorite beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of tjstieve
4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great flavor profile and mouthfeel. Lake head on the pour and doesn't look great in a glass, but the taste is spot on

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4.72/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.67/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
7.5% ABV, bottled on Aug. notched on label.

A - Satin Solstice is a pretty dark stout but seeing a light hazy through the blushing mahogany highlights is manageable. Short-lived cascading results from a tall pour but the dense tan head has moderate retention and retreats to a plump skim of foam leaving patches of lacing stuck to the glass Legs on the glass.

S - Satin Solstice's rich milk chocolate and cream-filled coffee aroma is quite breathtaking as it leads into gritty, dark roasted malts that compliment a smooth touch of sweet caramel, much like barrista-made French vanilla. The masterful balance created here is without compare.

T - Super-rich dark roasted malts chock-full of chocolate-covered coffee bean, vanilla, caramel, and creamy, smooth melted dark chocolate. A subtle blend of dark fruits emerges prior to the mildly warm, spicy alcohol flavor finishes this rich brew off. By no means does the alcohol deter from the beer like so many other imperial stouts. In fact, with how much maltiness there is in this beer, it almost boggles the mind the Satin Solstice isn't higher in alcohol.

M - Satin Solstice's body is perfectly created, gently suggesting a thicker syrup-like feel from it's full, voluptuous, and smooth body but balances that fullness with dry, gritty, and somewhat bitter roasted malts for a feel that avoids being cloying. Mellow warming alcohol that creeps in giving it that oh-so spectacular finish for a well-rounded stout.

O - It snowed today, finally. I wasn't sure what I was going to have when I got home, but I knew it was going to be some sort of winter beer. That's when the label's simplistic depiction of a dark winter snow scene called to me. This beer nails what a winter seasonal stout should be with poetic ease, taking the chocolate and coffee notes of dark malt and marrying them with a heavier, bitter roast for a balanced flavor and feel that glides over the tongue and satisfies with every sip. It may not be "rare". It may not be all "high in alcohol". But Satin Solstice is one exceptional beer, there's no denying that.

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4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid is Black with ok carbonation. The head is 3 fingers, tan and leaves good lace.

The smell is of dark roasted toasty Malt. Outstanding Aroma on this one!

The taste follows Coffee, Brown Sugar and Molasses, Very nice, soft and mellow.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy very good in a full body brew. Carbonation drops off a bit.

The drinkability is good, I'll try to get a few more. Thank you to BA's best trader NFLMVP, Prosit, MK

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4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of garymuchow.
Pours pitch black with a very nice, thick, tan head. Collar is also nice and the carbonation seems adequate.
Smell is sweet, fruity and roasty like an Imperial stout should be. Massive hints of caramel, biscuits and chocolate as well.
Taste is very much like the smell, sweet, malty, and just a little bit of hop bitterness to balance it all out. While this might not be the biggest IS I've had, the alcohol kick is still there, but does nothing but add to this beer.
Overall, I would say that this is a fine example of the style. The mouthfeel is good, the taste is great, and I could have this one again were I able to find it

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4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours clear, reddish black with an average head. the aroma offers lots of chocolate, as well as prune, fruity coffee - overall the aroma is very fruity and soft. The flavor is oozing with semi-sweet chocolate, fig, prune, walnut, and some vague roastiness and the end. There are also floral notes at the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full bodied, and creamy, with semi sharp carbonation. Overall this is a fantastic stout - complex and never harsh, and at an unbeatable price. This is a classic.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,002 ratings.
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