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:
#2,712
Reviews:
507
Ratings:
1,613
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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411
Gots:
337
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Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my 1st time trying this beer but I have loved just about everything I have tried from Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Series. This is a 2018 vintage.

Peruvian Morning pours a light black hue with a very small head. The lacing very quickly dissipates.

The aroma is profound with hints of coffee, vanilla & bourbon present.

The flavor closely follows the aroma with the coffee and vanilla working together really nicely. The finish has a bit of heat with the bourbon but at the same time it is exceptionally smooth.

Peruvian Morning is another great beer from Central Waters and is a real treat on this cool Fall night while watching football.

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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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Photo of scream
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

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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Brewer's Reserve Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,613 ratings