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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

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Photo of Skidz
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a smooth brown brown, finishing jet black with a nice creamy tan head that stands 1 finger tall with nice lacing to boot. Fades as you work youre way down leaving a ring around the side of the glass.

Smells of heavily roasted grains and coffee with sweet chocolate undertones. Tastes strongly of burnt toast and grain, with coffee poking its way through. A bit of sourness makes its way through, mixed together with coffe, its like adding a twist of lemon to your your double expresso. Ends with a nice bitterness, but not without the burnt grains coming back again. The alcohol is pretty easy to taste as it slides across the back of your tongue.

What this beer lacks in taste, it makes up for in mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy with a nice full body. Not the best beer from CWBC, but it is worth a try. I'm not impressed with the taste, as most people seem to be, I think it's lacking the complexity that a stout should have. If anything, the 7.5%ABV will help you along.

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Photo of abents
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown color with a good sized tan head. Leaves a little bit of lace on the glass

Smell: Wiffs of roasted malts and coffee.

Taste: Roasted malt flavor bursts into your mouth followed by a coffee bitterness at the end. A very nice tasting stout.

Mouthfeel: It's lighter than you would expect when you initially look at it and for the ammount of alcohol in here I would expect a thicker beer.

Drinkability: It goes down very easily and leaves you wanting more with every sip a great brew!

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Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Satin Solstice pours a deep, dark, opaque brown color, topped by a mocha hued, fine layer of bubbles, and leaves some splotches of lace here and there. Good mouthfeel consisted of a body at about the medium to medium-plus level, with a comfortable smoothness on the tongue. The nose was comprised of some burnt, coffee-like notes, with a decent splash of hoppiness keeping things lively. Taste consisted of roasted, burnt coffee (as in the aroma) along with dark fruit and some earthy hoppiness. Finish is a bit dry, and the dark fruit flavors linger along with a mild bitterness. A tasty Midwest offering, with thnx to Jeffboo for the sample! Zum Wohl!!!

overall: 4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of Bighuge
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is not black (which is how I prefer my Imperials),. but rather a dark shade of burgandy topped with a creamy brown head that has nice retention and good lacing characteristics. A nice looking Imperial nonetheless. A very nice roasty nose with some faint sweet malt in the background. The taste of this Imperial is very pleasant, but doesn't knock my socks of the way some top notch Imperials do. There are nice shades of roasted malt, chocolate, anise, burnt malt, dark fruits and licorice. Their is a nice bitterness lingering, but I just wish it were Bigger. The body seems to be in the medium to full range. My conclusion on this beer is that it is very solid but to make it exceptional, I'd pefer a little less of the sweet fruits/ dark fruits and a little more of the burnt/bitter qualities.

A grateful thanks goes out to cokes for nabbing me some of this tasty Imperial Stout from my Homeland.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Update 10/06
I just enjoyed a bottle I'd been sitting on for a t least 2 years. I still enjoyed this beer, but I do need to adjust the scores down a bit. With time it seems the beer didn't change much, unless the loss of roast flavors is the result. This time it seemed quite sweet with the same soy sauce quality. Still smooth, but not quite as thick as I remember.

"I may not know good art, but I know what I like." I suppose the same might be said for me reviewing this Imperial. The aroma has wonderful complexities, including dark roasted malt, and a quality of soy sauce, which may sound weird, but is really quite nice. The head is thin and tan in color. The color is black, but with garnet color when held to the light. It's also clear. The taste is very satisfying overall, having a richness without being sweet or syrupy. Again nice complexity in the taste with the movement of the drink from front to back providing ever enjoyable flavors. Mostly the roasted malt comes through with aspects of coffee and again the soy sauce flavor. The body is medium with the carbonation noticeable. The whole mouth experiences the drink with the teeth even feeling coated. The finish has some slight dryness that's not excessive but lingers nicely for awhile. The alcohol isn't that noticable in the flavor, but the impact will be felt.

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Photo of cokes
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I have tried from Central Waters, and it is most certainly a winner. Typical stout profile, black/deep ruby in color. Head sticks around for a while. This is sort of a "fringe" Imperial, not quite as strong or robust as many others, seems more like a big-time coffee stout. Some minor burnt prune qualities are located upon close examination. However, there is no denying the taste. Like iced expresso, creamy and delightful.
Warming and temping. Ends hoppy with light pine cone notes. The bitterness is larger than the associated flavor and seems a natural continuation of the charred, roastiness.
ABV is 7.5%, so putting down a couple of these is not a big problem. And trust me, you will want to. Grab some if you can find it.

This is a great stout, but not really a great imperial. I am still giving it some bonus points because I like it so much.

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Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,006 ratings
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