Satin Solitude | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
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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.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,269
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
131
Trade:
5
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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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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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Satin Solitude from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings