Satin Solitude | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
1,024 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#12,611
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,024
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
129
Trade:
5
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Photo of Fubudu187
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of notquiteold
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Millersbrewers
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRed10
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 HartCondition
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on a recent trip back to my hometown in South Eastern WI. First time trying anything from Central Waters and found this in a 4 style mixed box. Scores are fairly self explanatory, but I will say the whole box was a pleasant surprise - not a single beer rated only average, everything was around 4.

One thing I'd mention & why I didn't do a full write-up is, I drank this very cold, next time I'd like to let it rise in temp a bit and see if the smell & flavors come out more.

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

Photo of Poloplaya
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerJ
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCzarof85
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrUse
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickyDee21
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Helen hand-delivered from WI -- very nice!

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

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh895
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central Waters Satin Solitude Imperial Stout, 7.5% ABV, unknown IBU. Pours medium thickness, dark brown and opaque, two fingers of tan head. Nose is slight chocolate, taste is chocolate, light coffee, slightly bitter close. Malty smoothness, hence the name. With more coffee, this could be the base beer of their BBS, which is one of my favorites. This will go on my favorites list, and I'll have to make a point to seek out more of their beers.

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Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Satin Solitude from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,024 ratings