Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian MorningBrewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning
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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian MorningBrewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fomerly called "Peruvian Morning"

2012 Release: Recalled due to infection
2013 Release: Recalled (at least in part) due to infection
2014 Release: Recalled due to infection
2015 Tap only release

Added by brdc on 01-29-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,816
Reviews:
509
Ratings:
1,626
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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410
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Photo of elohim
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillin
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a goblet. 2018 vintage.

pours a little on the light side for a stout. jet black body with small tan head which dissipates to a thin ring and faint covering. very little lacing.

Faint elements of coffee, bourbon, and dried fruit.

However, upon tasting, the coffee is not faint at all! Big flavor, but not overly roasted or burnt. BBA is about medium. which is fine by me. There is a faint vanilla feel with some warmth from the 11.7abv.

Mouth is between medium & full, despite the light looking pour. Finish manages to be dark roast coffee without any bitterness or burnt flavor. kudos.

Overall, tasty BBA coffee stout. happy to have another 3 waiting for me.

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

Photo of Radcpa
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark appearance with slight tan head. Aroma is a mild coffee and malt. Taste is also a mild malt that is a little thin.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of @Dragginballs76's generosity during NBS BIF #8

Thin body just this side of black. Decent fuzzy tan head.

Nose is smoothe espresso. Not particularly bold, but incredibly smoothe and seductive. There's some chocolate and almost a marshmallow sweetness... I get a bit of s'mores, unexpectedly. Probably from the barrel?

Flavour steps forward a little bit more with a slightly stronger coffee bitterness but with a slightly green oak and bourbon vein that carries through to the sweet sweet finish. Fudgy chocolate and sweet cream and some rich caramel.

Thin body with a gentle swell of carbonation. Deceptively easy to drink. I kind of forgot that it's double digit ABV until the glass was empty.

Delicious BA Coffee stout that I'd been wanting to try for a while. Thanks Mike!!

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - 1/2 finger tan head atop a pitch black body.

S - coffee, caramel, molasses, chocolate, a hint of barrel.

T - oak, vanilla, chocolate, honey, molasses, with just a bit of coffee. The barrel is much more of a factor in the taste. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Moderate booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - if this had a thicker body it would be a world beater. As-is it’s super tasty. Really glad to get a chance to try it.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mando31
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of justintcoons
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2018 Vintage
12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint.

Appearance
Jet black. No light penetration. Short head dissipates immediately.

Nose
Sweet, caramel, bourbon, milk chocolate, coffee, raisin, and prune.

Taste
Sweet bourbon, caramel cubes, caramel cream, and white oak. Dark chocolate, medium roast coffee grounds with cream & sugar. Raisin and plum.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, chewy, oily, silky, smooth, and semi-sweet.

Overall
Nicely balanced and complex Imperial Stout. Easy drinking and well blended bourbon presence.

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2012 Vintage
Poured into a snifter.
3.55 / 5

A: Pours black with red highlights. Has about a finger of head that dissipates quickly and a thin layer of lacing.

N: Milk chocolate, coffee and cream, some raisin and a hint of bourbon.

T: A lot of lactose comes through in this similar to a Sweet Stout. Coffee and cream, lactose, raisin and hints of whipped cream upfront. Mid-palate brings in some milk chocolate and coffee grounds. Finishes with some dark fruit, a splash of vanilla Cola and notes of bourbon.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, smooth and sticky.

O: Well, I don't really know how I feel about this one. For 8.5% it's easy drinking. The lactose qualities really take over the coffee characteristics, but the major fault appears to be the barrel aging. Central Waters did a decent job but it's just not adding that extra dimension. This is kind of underwhelming for a barrel aged beer.

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Photo of npendres
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papposilenus
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz bottle, undated. Served in a tulip.

Pours an impenetrable black with a scant half-finger of thin, short-lived beige head. Leaves a thin fizzy cap and collar.

Smell is sweet and malty. Despite the bourbon barrel, what I'm smelling is rum; coffee sweetened with brown sugar and rum.

Oh, my goodness, that's fine! Taste is smooth, lightly sweet and eggy, like creme brûlée. Perked coffee, cocoa, walnut, coconut and vanilla. The coffee flavour is mild, again like perked coffee sweetened with brown sugar and the bourbon barrel character is understated, just a wee dab of tannin and liqueur.

Feel is smooth as silk and creamy, medium-thick bodied with adequate carbonation. Very, very slight boozy fumes in the sinuses and warmth in the gullet.

Overall, a worthy stout! Everything's as it should be: barrel character is present but not overwhelming, coffee is noticeable but not dominant, brew is sweet but not syrupy. No technical flaws detected. A most excellent breakfast beer.

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Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zenboy99
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In what's both a pick-me-up and a put-me-down, Central Water's imperial bourbon barrel aged coffee stout carries just as much of a jolt of java as it does a wallop of whisky.

Very dark brown and with tawny bronze margins, Peruvian Morning pours with a somber, still froth and allows the beer to sit in the snifter like turkish coffee shortly after the pour. A robust aromatic blend greets the nose with strong coffee, toffee, nutty, woody and toasty scents before falling on the tongue with a molasses sweet taste of caramel, sorghum and light chocolate.

As the sweetness slowly loses its grip, the middle palate is lush with the bold taste of dark roast coffee, burnt toast, bittersweet chocolate, black walnut and chicory spice. A toasted char avoids any smoky tone while the bourbon influence lays a medley of caramel, toasted coconut, dry oak and a peppery balance on the late palate.

Full bodied but not nearly as intense as its taste, the bold and peppery beer continues to balance with a broad and woodsy hop taste that brings out the coffee roast in a long, lavish and persistent aftertaste and an evaporated ether spice to go right along with it.

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,626 ratings