Peruvian Morning | Central Waters Brewing Co.

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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): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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:
#1,640
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
1,490
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small filmy head, and not much lacing.

This smells like cookie dough, dusty oak, caramel, creamy coffee, powdery chocolate, vanilla cream, and bourbon.

This is really excellent, and I'm super excited to have tried a non-infected version of this. The flavors are all really well blended together. The coffee is a star player, but it's not a coffee bomb, with a killer dusty and spicy old oak flavor, dark bitter chocolate, some creamy milk caramel, vanilla cream, etc. There's no booziness which is pretty nice.

This is really creamy and rich, and surprisingly doesn't suffer from the thin body problems that a lot of Central Waters beer seem to suffer from. It's really drinkable, with a soft level of carbonation.

I really love this. It's nice to see that they were finally able to turn this one around.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, pours with red hues, some lacing
S: Rich coffee, chocolate ice cream, light roast, vanilla, caramel, fruity coffee
T: Huge coffee with fruity and roasty character, cocoa, oak, oats, bourbon
M: Medium light
O: The aroma is the true standout. Plenty of flavor and a perfect weeknight BA stout

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Photo of FelkertheBelcher
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 5toutman75
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More vanilla than coffee. A nice smooth finish. Alcohol hidden well. Thinner than my very favorite BA stouts, but certainly not a porter. A very nice beer and very happy to finally have it!

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Photo of SABERG
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, label notched 2018 into the test glass
A - A dark one this is, with an aggressive pour the creation of an of white cap can be created. The thin ring of evidence clings to the glass interior during the experience.
S - Superb coffee aromatic display, like cleaning out the coffee mill on a Sunday morning. Notes of bakers chocolate, toffee, hints of vanilla and cigar wrap tobacco
T - Follows the aromatics well, add some dark dried fruits, a touch of bourbon, mainly vanilla, toffee, and dark toasted oak.
M - Here is the one weakness, a bit thin on the palate, some oiliness, nothing off putting , with some heft added this will be spectacular. The finish is semi sweet, linger is on the vanilla side of the fence
O - A really well crafted offering, that displays the coffee, the barrel touch is well executed. So glad to have this available

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Photo of Zeeck
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$16/4-pack 12 oz. bottles | 8.5% ABV

Look - This stout is not the pure black that I've been getting used to, but rather it a nice, dark and rich brown, like chocolate syrup. It has a little bit of a light beige head to it.

Smell - The smell is immediately coffee up front, but not bitter in any way. It's more like mocha with even a little vanilla, and it has a nice roasty quality to it. It really smells great!

Taste - The flavor is all roasted coffee with layers of chocolate and vanilla. It has a nice toasted and light sweetness to it. Something in it reminds me of graham cracker as well, kind of a sweet, honey crackery note.

Feel - This stout is thick and creamy, but it's not super heavy. It really has the consistence of a mocha, but with light carbonation.

Overall - This is absolutely delicious! It has a great mix of coffee flavors, sweet notes and roasty qualities. This all works really well with its creamy mouthfeel. It really is like a gourmet coffee drink.

Pairs Well With - Staying awake during family movie night.

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Photo of rjp217
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jpb123
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drunkenmess
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vintage 2018 pours a very dark near black with a 2 plus finger sticky dark tan head that leaves loads of thin webs of lace behind. 4.75

Smell is roasty coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla bean, toffee, and a nice tickle of oaky bourbon. 4.75

Taste follows roasted coffee, deep dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, and a nice subtle hit of oaky bourbon. 5

Mouthfeel is bigger than most, plenty of life, a tad dry as you would expect, and excellent drinkability , but it drinks much bigger than its 8.5% ABV and yet is very approachable because of its complexities. 4.5

Overall this an exceptional Barrel Aged Stout that still shocks me with its rather average ABV and its fairly large body. Thanks @GreenBayBA fir this world class stout. 4.75

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Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergoot
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep, dark mahogany brown body; one-finger thick head, dense and creamy. Incredible dark roast coffee aroma; slight notes of rich milk chocolate. Big coffee-forward flavor blending nicely with a bitter chocolate and tobacco combination; some alcohol presence. Heavy body yet seems watery; warm and boozy.

The aroma and flavor are outstanding with this beer. Coffee and chocolate with a near-perfect balance of booziness makes this quite the treat.

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Photo of Eric_T_07
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bstoeckel
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/20/18; drank 4/5/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small khaki head; frothy, tree-rung lace.

Medium roast coffee bean, coconut, milk chocolate & oak notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium mouthfeel.

Dark chocolate & medium roast coffee bean flavors up front; coconut & oak notes on the finish. Faint bourbon heat emerged as this warmed.

Thin, but with nice flavors. I'd have another.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,490 ratings