Satin Solitude Imperial Stout | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Satin Solitude Imperial StoutSatin Solitude Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,000
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
121
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Mat_Rampson
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchasing this I had no idea it was such a low ABV imperial stout.

A - Pours a relatively dark amber brown, almost black yet not as viscous as I wanted. Head is also minimal with only a mild ring of tan lace that dispatches pretty quick.

S - Smell is fairly good roasted coffee, molasses, and licorice are the main aspects but I get some burned sugars and chocolates as well.

T - Not bad. To me the body was spot on but not as much "coffee" as I expected as the label described more roasty with mild licorice and some chocolate malts for balance.

M - Medium to thick it's as expected for the style.

Overall to me I was kind of disappointed since I expected to be blasted with flavors or at least a high octane imperial stout. Worth trying if you can pick it up on the cheap.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Pete27lax
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Brown120
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Supergenious
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of CummingsK21
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of brystmar
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark pour like it should be; decent head but it recedes quickly. Moderate lace. I drink lots of imperial stouts and tend to write the same things about them, so let's skip the typical 'omg roasty!' descriptors. I enjoy the aroma but think the taste lacks refinement. Tastes more carbonated than it actually is, strangely. Viscous body is the strongest component here.

Not a bad beer, but not worth purchasing over a dozen other shelf beers I could name. My least favorite brew from CW.

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Photo of redliner8
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mltobin
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 12 ounce of this at Hawthorne`s in Philly.

Appearance is near black with small tan head atop. Satin Solstice has a smell of caramel, roasted malts, black licorice and coffee. It has a taste that comes across with plums, biscuit, more roasted malts and caramel. A very sweet beer, and a bit of alcohol, but not too much. A velvet texture to the mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation. This is an easy to drink double stout, where the ABV sits under eight percent. Would definitely recommend.

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Photo of theholdsteady
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of whallgren
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of soccerfancooch
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of KCM
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of elec
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of smutty33
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Chisfinest84
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of harrylee773
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of WankelEngine
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a very dark brown color bordering on black with hints of ruby around the edges when held up to light. There is a tan head that fades to a spotty cap. Lacing is moderately heavy curtains.

S: Roasted malts and coffee are prominent. Good aroma but not much complexity beyond the initial smell.

T: Continues the roasted malt flavor. Brewed coffee is even more prominent and complemented by bittersweet chocolate. There is a pleasant earthy quality throughout the sip. Finish is actually very clean for an imperial stout, with just some of the chocolate and earthy tones lingering momentarily.

M: Medium bodied for an imperial stout, but smooth and creamy. Carbonation is mild but fizzy.

O: Decent stout with an emphasis on coffee. Surprisingly drinkable.

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Photo of pschul4
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sleuthdog
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz with a bottled date Aug 2011 poured into tulip glass

A: I was unable to create much of any head on this beer but what little did form was of an light brown color. This beer is of a murky brown color without much carbonation.

S: Smells like brown sugar and dark fruits such as raisins and figs. It does also have some syrup or molasses on the nose. I also pick out some smokey coffee and chocolate at the end. There is a faint whiff of alcohol.

T: Upon initial taste I get bitter chocolate, sweetness from a molasses taste and a mild coffee. There is also some roasted taste and a toffee taste. On the back end there is some hop bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: For an imperial stout this is thin on the mouth. It feels slick but not oily and viscous like I imagine a beer of this style to be. Even though I describe this as thin it does coat my mouth and lingers until the next sip.

O: Even though this doesn't hit all boxes that I expect in an imperial stout it is rather enjoyable. It isnot over powering in any one aspect and that makes it well rounded for me. A rather easy drinker for an imperial stout.

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Photo of Happy_Camper
1/5  rDev -74.1%

Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,000 ratings.
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