Peruvian Morning | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Peruvian MorningPeruvian Morning
BA SCORE
88%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 1,447 ratings
Peruvian MorningPeruvian Morning
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:
#1,503
Reviews:
457
Ratings:
1,447
Liked:
1,273
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
12.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
414
Gots:
296
Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ScottP
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.55/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

2014 version, trying in November 2016.

Pours a bean brown which forms into a solid black with no head.

Aromas of rich sappy oak, bourbon barrel, sap, fig, prune, and coffee. Just an amazing nose.

Flavors of oak, scotch, bourbon, fig and...oops...sour. Infection here. Lots of sour cherries dipped in coffee, vinegar, wild yeast. Woooooohooooooooo!

Feel is sticky and heavy but irrelevant at this point.

Down the drain! Shame. Still tasty despite being infected though! Convinced this may have been a real knockout had infection not set in.

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

Lucky enough to get my hands on a 2011 bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin white head, some floaties settling out. Aroma is mostly bourbon barrel, hint of vanilla. Lightly carbonated given the conditioning.

Taste is toffee, caramel malt, coffee comes through in the finish but probably far less than when it was fresh. Barrel character is present but very smooth, no heat or rough edges. Mouthfeel is thinnish for the ABV.

Overall, a great coffee/barrel beer. Doubt I'll be fortunate enough to try again.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

That's scary.
All that infection stuff posted above. I cellared this for two years. I got very eager.
But, maybe this infection explains the off after-taste. Too bad because the initial aroma was arresting and the attack was interesting.
Too bad.
All that alcohol gone to waste.

I've heard of this infection happening to small brewers. Maybe the experimentation has gotten too wild.
Hopefully, the infections stay rare.

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Photo of ALC82
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Talk about the unluckiest beer of all time. 3 straight years of infection. Has this ever happened before? Ashame, because its a damn good beer.

Came in with a substantially dark brown appearance, lighter brown 3/5" head. Dropped tons of coffee, lesser vanilla and oak in the aroma.

Alcohol well hidden, coffee pops, thick black patent malt, chocolate malt reigns supreme with a hefty dose of 2 row as well. Not overly bitter, the caramel and vanilla notes do really good in that region.

When this beer isn't compromised, its top notch, scores would be even higher. Thankfully, the one bottle I had was just a little bit of tart coffee. Never age these!

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Photo of TheDole
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 2014. Somehow Ive never had a bad bottle of this.

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

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

Photo of SixPack6
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrk829
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tried to do a vertical with a 2012, 2013, and a 2015 BCBCS. The 2012 was infected, but the 2013 was good. Coffee was gone body still a solid beer. I've had the 3012, 2013 ones before and remember them being good but never made notes and didn't rate or review them

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Photo of MartyIU13
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moneynoobject
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soze47
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks good in the glass - spotty lacing after not much head in a gentle pour - it belies its viscousness.

Smell is strong on bourbon and a bit one note. Hints of coffee, smoke, and dark chocolate, but the bourbon carries the nose.

Taste is much more balanced. All those same flavors come in waves - first is a burst of cold press coffee followed by a slight balancing sweetness. Bourbon then lays down as the lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel does its job, but it could have a bit more creaminess to it to allow the flavors a softer approach and lessen the slickness.

Very good beer that is on the border of being truly great.

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Photo of drpimento
3.36/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Came across a 2011 bottle of this. Poured with a small, short lived, fizzy head, no lace. Aroma is coffee, whiskey, black malt, tang. Flavor's very similar to nose with coffee surprisingly standing out as being still fresh tasting, strong tang as well as whiskey. Body seems a little thin. Kind of seems like it might be on the verge of turning.

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Photo of dleiner
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Lone Oak Grill.
This was very good. Not much of a head and what was there settled out nearly completely.
A nice smooth vanilla in both the aroma and taste with the bourbon taste more blended with a mildly rich roast with an apparent coffee flavor. All blended very nicely. Smooth and soft feel with a moderate feel.
This was enjoyable.

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Photo of cd34
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eldoctorador
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Peruvian Morning from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88% out of 100 with 1,447 ratings
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