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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4.16/5
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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 Double / 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:
#1,592
Reviews:
504
Ratings:
1,604
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cris4545
4.97/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of VashonGuy
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peruvian Morning pours very dark, with a nice tawny head. The aroma is understated, at least compared to the taste, which is anything but understated. The taste is coffee, caramel, cocoa, and bourbon. The bourbon isn't there to begin with, but then it kicks in, big-time. The alcohol is not too noticeable. Some folks have noted that this beer isn't as thick as many Impy Stouts, and that's true. But it's not watery, not at all. It's just a lighter bodied imperial stout, that still holds its own in the flavor department. Excellent stuff, and maybe the best bang-for-the-buck when it comes to BBA beers.

I'm not sure of the vintage, as it's not marked on the bottle. Purchased April 2018 in Madison.

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Photo of midlifec
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wish that Central Waters BBA beers (the ones in 4-packs at least, which is all that I have had) would be thicker, darker, and more viscous - hence the lower marks on look and feel. However, the actual aroma and flavor are excellent. Peruvian Morning has a ton of coffee flavor - medium dark roast with fruitiness rather than burnt flavors - complimented by a moderate bourbon presence, vanilla, and some dark chocolate. Alcohol is nearly nonexistent for being 11.7% abv. Impressive.

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Photo of CSO
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cola color with just above average body. Carbonation was just below average
Aroma was fresh,low acid black coffee,malt,and mocha candy
Taste is sweet coffee/mocha candy followed by malt and just a bit of vanilla. Overall it was very sweet but still an excellent beer

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Clear dark brown body with a thin layer of head.

Aroma – Roasted malt and chocolate, slightly sweet. Like a liquid Tootsie roll.

Taste – Roasted dark malts, some coffee and fruitiness, a little oak.

Mouthfeel – Good body but not too thick for an Imperial stout.

Overall – Nice beer and would definitely have it again.

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Photo of HungarianCount
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dafla67
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is simply black. The smell is instantly coffee with a bit of bourbon. The taste is how is smells but add in some chocolate and vanilla flavoring. Very well matched flavors. The feel is a bit thin for such a stout. Overall an outstanding stout.

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Photo of cmsfish
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beer pours a black body with a hint of cola like color when held to light. Minimal head at pour that gives away quickly. Typical looking stout just without any noticeable amount of lacing or head while drinking.

S: First thing I notice from the bottle was an aroma of espresso like sweetness. Once the beer was poured into a glass the oak and barrel notes become more obvious. Lots of oak notes and a faint amount of bourbon. Good solid aromas with a good balance.

T: Taste are similar to the nose. Getting a nice amount of chocolate and coffee. The bourbon flavors become more noticeable once the beer warms. Nice flavors all and all.

M: The beer is thinner than I would prefer or expect from a double digit ABV stout. Has a slightly watery like taste. The ABV is hidden well but almost to a detriment.

O: Solid beer, but the thin body keeps it from being more than solid. The bourbon shines as the beer warms. The aromas and flavors are good but the mouthfeel is lacking.

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Photo of Curt3
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gemini6
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The coffee and bourbon flavors on the taste are wonderful, and the accompanying dark chocolate, malt and caramel are there, but not in a complex way. The body thins out in the hurry, following the coffee ride up the palate. Overall a nice coffee forward barrel aged stout

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Photo of JakerLou
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only traces of dark reddish brown are visible near the edge of the glass when the beer is held up to a bright light. It poured with a thin tan colored head that died down, leaving a narrow ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of coffee beans and bourbon are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has stronger flavors of bourbon from the barrel aging with notes of coffee beans and hints of chocolate and vanilla.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The bourbon lends a touch of warming.
O: The taste of this beer is packed with lots of bourbon flavors but it hardly alcoholic and is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,604 ratings