Satin Solitude Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Satin Solitude Imperial StoutSatin Solitude Imperial Stout
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Satin Solitude Imperial StoutSatin Solitude Imperial Stout

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

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Ratings: 1,021 |  Reviews: 421
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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Photo of jwmoore
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Milktoast75
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very smooth, tasty stout. Very dark pour with a nice head that dissipates soon, but clings to glass. Expected a dark pour but the smell is light with a smoke,, chocolate, vanilla.
Taste is as the smell dictates. Smooth, rich. With a clean finish. You can taste the richness not so much the Imperial aspect. Dig it.
The feel is a silky drink start to finish.
Simple: Under rated. Outperforms the competition. Drink it.

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Photo of dnmyrick
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'd have never guessed it was 7.5 ABV! Tastes more like a 6%er. That's a good thing because I don't like alcohol to be "forward" in my Imperial Stouts. The "bad" thing is that if you don't know beforehand that it is 7.5% and you have a few you'll feel it pretty quick. It's a real warmer! This is a REAL North Central Imperial Stout! It is wonderful for sitting by a fire inside on those very cold WI/MN winter nights!! Sit back, enjoy a few of these, and call a cab if you need to. It's worth it.

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Photo of jws7968
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a all khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly.
The aroma wasn't overly pronounced, it had roast light dark chocolate and a faint smokiness.
The flavor follows the nose, light smoke with a strong pronounced toasty bitterness. The dark chocolate is very hidden, but it does provide a very nice sweetness that is needed to balance the thin bodied sharply toasty stout this beer is.
Overall it's solid, just do t expect an imperial. It's really thin and doesn't have a big malty sweetness.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AustinWadkins
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black, Aggressive pour creates a two finger tan head that soon falls into a blanlet over the top.

Smell of milk chocolate, roasted malts, not much going on

Taste is dark bitter sweet chocolate, dark roasted malts, small presence of dark fruit, coffee, slight booze, nutty

Creamy-ish mouthfeel with a moderate body

Overall an easy drinking beer for its abv. Given it being an Imperial I would of liked a thicker mouthfeel. Would drink again

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Photo of mackthknife
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If they made good dark chocolate in beer form, this is what it would taste like. Lighter-body that one would expect but a lot of complex flavors make up the difference. Great beer for the change of seasons.

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Photo of Brewski_1985
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer, Tastes so good!

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +0.8%
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
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dankacheese
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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