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

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,001
Reviews:
410
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
122
For Trade:
5
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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tewaris
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a tulip.

Clear brown color, medium mocha head, average retention. An inexplicable barrel character in the aroma?! Roast, malts, vanilla and a fleeting tartness. Some citrus too. I might be wrong but the shiny coating at the rim of my glass is troubling me... I think it's giving off metallic notes.

Aroma is better than the taste, which itself is not bad. Bitter, but with hops more than the roast, fairly creamy but not sweet, and slightly charred at the end. Woody. Medium carbonation hits the bullseye.

4, 4, 3.5, 4, 4

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Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of yamar68
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was told this is the base beer for their BA stout. Either that was a lie or those barrels do magical things to this beer...

Pours a very dark brown with edges of coffee/ruby red. Brief, latte head. Decent lacing. Smells of sweet malts, hard water, subtle chocolate, pretty subdued. The taste is no more powerful - big on the iron/hard water, toasty malts, no discernible hop presence. This is highly drinkable, especially for an Imperial Stout, but that’s not what I was looking for. Won’t buy again.

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Photo of Steasy66
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz into snifter.

A- Not quite black, medium color head for an IS, fades fast.
S- Roasted malt, not a whole lot else, a bit lacking in the aroma department overall.
T- Sweet, vanilla, a bit of roasted malt, slight caramel, somewhat bitter finish and a little bit sour at the back.
M- Fairly thick for the ABV, crisp carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of GoldHorde
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate appearance and aroma predicts the roasted flavor exactly. I found it a little too sweet (perhaps because the vanilla accent is a bit too strong). Aftertaste is definitely too strong with its 'vanilla edge'. A good cigar beer - the cigar chases the vanilla away. The mouhfeel is a tad lighter than expected but well within the style. This stout would not make it into my top ten stouts list but it is far better than the ones I had ten+ years ago.

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Photo of mothman
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Gyle41386
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

The pour is dark brown, nearly black. Tan head reaches a finger, max, before quickly fizzing away. There are thin patches of lacing stuck to the glass.

Lots of sweetness in the nose. I'm smelling more milk chocolate than roasted malts. Also some toffee and caramel sweetness. Very, very subtle dark fruit aroma.

The roast appears in the taste. The sweetness is mostly up front with a coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Not terribly boozy, but I wasn't expecting it to be given its relatively low ABV.

Medium-full body, low carbonation. Slick feel. Some dryness in the finish. Quite the easy drinker, but I can't help but feel that it's a little weak for an imperial stout. Solid beer nonetheless.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of barnzy78
2.69/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, pours dark brown coming out of the bottle, but is black like cola in the glass with a thin light brown head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aromas are odd - cheap chocolate, alcohol, somewhat woody, and I somehow get a urine odor that is off-putting to say the least. Tastes are a little better than the aromas - milk chocolate, molasses, boozy. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy, and smooth. Overall, I've had this one in the past and wasn't crazy about it. Now it's confirmed, still not crazy about it.

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a dark cola brown, kind of light for a stout. It poured with a large, but short lived foamy head.

s: Roasty cococa and coffee, not much else. Pretty mild overall.

t: Lots of roasty flavors cocoa in particular with some hints of coffee.

m: Silky smooth with creamy carbonation.

o: Kind of one dimesional, though I did like that one dimension.

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Photo of dlello2
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks thinner and not quite as dark as most imperial stouts. Lots of red actually on this one. Dark khaki head.

S - Lots of sweetness. Milk chocolate. Not super roasty... surprisingly some hops come through. Not really any coffee. Nice smelling beer.

T - Looking forward to this one warming up. Right away a touch of coffee bitterness and maybe a hint of alcohol. This is swept away immediately by delicious milk chocolate and vanilla bean sweetness. The aftertaste is fantastic. Chocolate stays with me for a good 20 seconds. Really nice.

M - Really nice and creamy. Good amount of carbonation. Sits well.

O - Really drinkable stout. I don't know that I would call this and "imperial stout" but who am I to argue. I will definitely be drinking this in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Satin Solitude Imperial Stout from Central Waters Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,001 ratings.
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