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:
#17,293
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
131
Trade:
5
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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from O'Reilly's in Madison. Pours thick black body, little retained head after beige foam dissapears. Thick creamy buffeted mouthfeel, with chocolate and coffee. Dryish. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate.Good drinkability. Seems higher than the abv stated.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the name and I love the beer, this is what these guys do best, the big dark beers. Real pretty one, with an airy light but real dark brown head on it and a shiny dark chocolate base with decent viscosity and a real smoothness. The aroma is espresso and dark roasted barley, hints of bitter cocoa and tobacco fruitiness in there as well, but this is really intense on the dark side of things. Coffee notes in the flavor for sure too, more chocolate malt than I could smell, and a complimentary milk chocolate sweetness to go with it. Definitely abut more sweetness from the middle through the finish than expected, but with the dark grains and the hint if smoke, it only balances and not overtakes it. Long lasting finish with a slight raisin character. Bitter still. Nice lush full body here, just enough carbonation to keep it from sticking to my teeth, and overall a splendid complexity in a beer I would be more than happy to drink from a pint glass. Uncommon and delicious, these dark ales are where central waters is at their best!

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being black in color—traces of brown are visible near the sides of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with with a short tan head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with notes of lactose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of lactose and hints of chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems light for the style and drinks more like a stout compared to an imperial stout. For a big beer, the finish is lacking.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This comes to me from Himerman (I think).

It pours a very dark red, pretty clear when held to a light but otherwise it looks black. Light brown head, good retention, good lacing.

Aroma is roasty (strongest aroma), nutty, and a little boozy.

Flavor is heavy on the roast and has a bit of bitter dark chocolate. Theres a little alcohol in the aftertaste but none in the initial taste. A bit heavy on the bitterness and the roast for an RIS but I guess if you lay it down for a while it might mellow.

Body is heavy and oily. Medium CO2 level. Tasty and drinkable but a beer this heavy isn't meant to be consumed in large quantities.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a billowing mass of tan foam, cascading down the sides of the glass. Craters formed in the surface, as the larger bubbles evaporated. Sticky lace rings the glass as well.

Smells a little chocolaty and malty, slightly roasty. Good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Taste is lightly sweet, chocolate up front, with roasted malt closing it out. Mouthfeel is lush, almost like chocolate milk. Smooth and satiny. Slight perception of alcohol at warmer temps, but well integrated. Would easily have 2-3, too bad this was my only bottle!

A good dessert beer, it would pair nicely with something sweet to balance it.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color. It was thick with a viscous appearance. A one-finger, light brown head of foam quickly receded to left very little lacing.

S - It smelled boozy and sweet with a strong malt presence. A kiss of chocolate in the nose.

T - Nice roasted malt taste with some sweet toffee, burnt molasses and dark chocolate. A touch of bitter hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice Imperial Stout. Another good brew from Central Waters.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a tan cap that fades somewhat quicker than expected thought it leaves more than a few squiggles of lace

Smell: Currants, black raspberries and black bread

Taste: Very fruity, up front, with black raspberry tartness covering up an undertone of sweeter chocolate elements; after the swallow, the fruity sweet and tart flavors combine with a bit of coffee in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not what I was expecting at all, this - not sure how old this is, but perhaps the lactose starts to impact this beer to make it age in an odd way; I'll have to get a fresh sample the next time I am in Wisconsin

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a large light brown color head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee and black chocolate with a dry malt base. Taste is a mix between some nondescript roasted malt notes with bland dry coffee notes and some black chocolate. Body is too light for style with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A bit of a disappointment with a body that is too thin and no complexity.

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

Photo of mothman
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter.

Pours a little tan head. Color is near black.

Aroma: Milk chocolate and roasted malts. Some caramel and vanilla. Earthy hops with some molasses.

Taste: A nice dose of roast with coffee malts. Lots of chocolate and caramel. Molasses, raisins, and some dark fruits.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and roasty. Medium to full bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends syrupy.

Overall, a decent imperial stout, but it lacks body and some flavor. However, for the price, it is hard to pass up. Good year round offering from CW.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Satin Solitude from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings