Satin Solitude Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Satin Solitude Imperial StoutSatin Solitude Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
72%
Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 1,001 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,372
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
1,001
Liked:
721
Avg:
3.84/5
pDev:
10.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
122
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,001 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of ManapuaMan
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roasty, smooth, creamy. Prior to opening the bottle I was surprised to see the ABV at a reasonable 7.5% ABV in light of the "imperial" designation. Had I not known I would have been expecting a thicker mouthfeel but also given the beer credit for masking a higher ABV. Perceptions and expectations and all that. That being said -

Looks great out of of the bottle - tightly packed tan head with a smooth cap. Black body that pours smooth but doesn't look viscous like bigger Imperials. Aroma is bitter chocolate, roasted grains, char and very light coffeee notes from the malt. Taste is char, bitter chocolate, caramel and coffee by way of the roasted malts, and a hint of dark sweet fruit.

Smooth but not thick, creamy but not velvety. Appropriate feel for the ABV. Easy drinker that makes for a nice beer but doesn't differentiate itself when stacked up against its bigger imperial peers.

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Photo of LeRose
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours pretty close to black with a thin, tan head that falls but reforms when you swirl a bit.

The aroma is a bit laid back but enticing. Chocolate, coffee, nicely roasted malt, no "burnt" smell. There's a wee bit of alcohol, and I find some floral notes floating over the top.

The taste meets the expectation set by the small. It is chocolate and coffee, maybe a touch of caramel or toffee. There is none of that acrid, charred flavor happening. There is a vague sweetness that is not too pronounced - far short of a sweet stout, but present nonetheless.

The beer feels medium in body, light for an imperial stout with enough carbonation to make it slightly more lively than I'd expect. It certainly isn't light and crisp, but it seems a tad light bodied - more like a porter in character. The aftertaste is a pleasant chocolate that lingers for quite a while.

Overall, a good beer and worth trying.

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Photo of Krusader
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dankacheese
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mxsluis
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of h0wdy
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look- A deep black that I cannot see through. The head was there for just a second before it dissipated.
Smell- Mix of coffee and milk chocolate.
Taste- Dark chocolate with some blend of coffee. Since I am not a huge coffee fanatic and I don't really enjoy dark chocolate in general this wasn't amazing in my books.
Feeling- A decent amount of carbonation that really doesn't have much of a bite to it from the alcohol.
Overall- This was an alright experience that I thought relied too much on coffee to lead this drink to victory.

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Photo of travelguy
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hof_1991
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nimbus_
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Black with no light shining through. A finger of creamy, tan head.

Smell: Roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, and little vanilla. Very nice combination of aromas.

Taste: Tastes just like it smells with the addition of strong caramel flavors. Quite a delicious stout.

Feel: Creamy, a little coating in the mouth, light carbonation. Surprisingly drinkable for an imperial.

Overall: I would never guess this is an imperial, because of it's drinkibility. However, it tastes great, so I'm sure stout/porter lovers are going to enjoy this brew.

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Photo of akirakcat
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color is dark brown that looks thinner exposed to light. Tan head that faded quick. Smells of licorice. Taste is a little bitter without much body--bitter notes of the licorice and roasted coffee. All and all it tasted okay, but I want something more here than a bitter flavor, dark color, and a light feel.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hotdogtornados
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brent_B
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Webzombie
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had two bottles with the old man on Christmas and i was pleasantly surprised. Had a very good chocolatey type stout flavor without being overly boozy or having too much of that roasty burnt flavor some craft stouts have. Was a good beer to sip on but went down easy enough that you coukd drink it quick if you wanted to. Big fan of the brewery and this beer; had it during xmas brunch and went well with the food.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmwilliq
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
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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Photo of Schlitz74
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured into a snifter is a really dark almost black color, there was no head to speak of. This is a very rich sipping beer, there a coffee and chocolate notes, malty with very little hop presence. The lacing was very minimal. Overall a very well rounded beer.

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Photo of CJCouillard
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 72% out of 100 with 1,001 ratings
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