Satin Solitude Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

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Ratings: 1,001 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of Yesdog
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MaximalC
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours seal brown with a moderate mocha head. Broad sheets of lacing cling to the glass as the beer recedes. Roasted malt aroma favors dark chocolate with a touch of coffee. The flavor is a suitable match to the aroma, with dark chocolate, burnt toast, and some coffee. The bitterness of the roasted malt is augmented by a modest dose of resinous hops--just enough to add some contrast. A touch of alcoholic warmth is discernible as well, even though 7.5% ABV isn't terribly significant for the style. The mouthfeel is creamy and of appropriate thickness for a stout, though not exceptional.

The complexity of the roasted malt is quite enjoyable, with a dark chocolate backbone that I always savor in a stout. With heavier body and a little more sweetness, this stout could be close to ideal. As is, it remains a very good stout with great drinkability for the style.

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Photo of Brewasaurus
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

August 2012 bottle, tasted April 2013

A: Very dark brown, almost black, with a two fingered tan head that quickly recedes.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate with hints of vanilla. There's also some hints of alcohol.

T: Initially it's strong with chocolate and caramel, but that ends pretty quickly and you get very strong roasted malt flavors with just a hint of the prior sweetness remaining.

M: Nice carbonation, it feels very light for being a stout.

O: Overall I like it quite a bit. If the finish wasn't quite so roasty, I'd like it even more, but it's a very good beer that I'll certainly look for when the winter comes around.

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Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Squidly
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of davesway10
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Omensetter
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Hopstout
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dpage27
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of KBomb
2.97/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Dark brown color, but ever so slightly translucent. There appears to be light visible through the top and edges. Not as dark as most imperial stouts. Little head nor lacing.

Aromas are of heavily roasted malt, lots of coffee type smells. A little bit of a "raw" barley smell in there too.

Taste is dominated by bitterly dark roasted malts. Negligible sweetness that one expects from what is billed as an Imperial stout. Not much complexity to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is fairly light and dry, not much chewyness or stickyness as is frequent with this style. Not unpleasant, but not what I expected.

I was curious what a Imperial Stout at this fairly economical pricepoint would taste like.' Perhaps you get what you pay for, a somewhat plain kind of beer. Simply average.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bilboTbaggins
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 312HopBomb
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a nice medium head, tan foam and decent lacing.

A smokey aroma and slight oyster, dark roasted malts.

Robust flavor of dark roasted malts and espresso roast coffee. Some smoke and residual bitterness. Dry and slight dark berry on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with some bite to it.

Not a strong imperial stout but full of flavor and a good value. Thanks for holding the price down and producing a good product Central Waters.

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Photo of wmobley
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of pavpav12
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jodan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mecummins
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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